Hosting people can be more work than it is fun. My philosophy is the less work you have to do, the higher the chances are of maintaining a good relationship with your guests after they’ve left. I often keep in my pocket a list of recipes for hosting that can 1. feed many people 2. involve very little time in the kitchen 3. delicious. Keeps the guests happy, and most importantly, keeps me happy and stress free.
Breakfast tartlets are my #1 go to recipe for breakfast that hits all my criteria. It’s insanely simple and utterly delicious, and above all completely instagrammable so your guests can photo brag how great of a host you are. The only cooking involved is bacon, and aside from that it is mostly assemblage. And you can’t go wrong with puff pastry.
Prep time: 5-10 min / Total time: 30-35 min
- 1 box of puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
- 2 cups of shredded cheese
- 8-10 strips of bacon
- 9 eggs
- 1/2 pint of grape tomatoes, halved
- Salt and Pepper
- Handful of chopped parsley (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Cook bacon until crisp, drain and set aside.
3. Cut each pastry sheet into 4 squares and place it on parchment lined baking sheet.
4. Fold in the edges of each square 1/4-1/2″ in and press down all along the border using the back of the fork. Prick the center of the pastry.
5. Beat 1 egg with 1 Tbsp water together to create an egg wash. Using a pastry brush, brush the pastry, focusing on the edges.
6. Bake pastry until puffed, golden and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly, then gently press center of pastry shells to deflate it and create a well for the egg.
7. Layer the bottom of the wells with shredded cheese.
8. Place strips of bacon over the cheese.
9. Crack an egg into a small bowl, than carefully slide it into the wells. Repeat for each pastry.
10. Arrange halved tomatoes in each well, about 2-3 each. Sprinkle salt and pepper over.
11. Bake for another 8-10 min or until the eggs have set.
12. Remove tartlets and sprinkle with chopped parsley on top.
Instagram and enjoy!