Asparagus tart

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Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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This makes a delicious snack or starter for a lunch or dinner party. It’s also good with a little extra hard cheese like Parmesan shaved over the top or with hollandaise — that perfect partner for asparagus — spooned over it.


  • 200 g ready-made all-butter puff pastry
  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg, beaten


Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm thickness. Cut the pastry into 4 rectangles about 11 x 7cm and prick them all over with a fork, then lay them on a baking tray. With the point of a knife, mark a line all the way round the rectangles about 3mm from the edge. Brush the edges with beaten egg, and leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hour.

Cut the top 10cm of the