Chilli Tuna Pasta Bake
A massive hit with Andy Allen's housemates in the MasterChef house.
200 g log of firm goat's cheese
4 sheets of filo pastry
50 g butter, melted
40 g fruit paste, such as quince, plum or apple
10 g finely shaved black truffle
Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Using a sharp knife, cut the cheese cross ways into four rounds. Place a sheet of filo on a clean surface and brush with butter. Top with the remaining sheets of filo, brushing
each one with butter as you go. Cut the pastry sheet into four rectangles by cutting it in half length ways and then cross ways.
Place a heaped teaspoon of fruit paste at one end of each pastry rectangle. Top with a round of goat's cheese and a sprinkling of shaved truffle, then roll up to enclose. Brush with butter and place on the prepared tray, seam-side down. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve immediately scattered with extra truffle as a light meal.
Credits: Extracted from The Truffle Cookbook by Rodney Dunn with photography by Luke Burgess, Lantern, RRP$59.99
Photo Credits: Extracted from The Truffle Cookbook by Rodney Dunn with photography by Luke Burgess, Lantern, RRP$59.99