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by The Hairy Bikers

A light tart that melts in the mouth, this feels like a real treat and it’s a cinch to make. There’s not even any rolling involved. If you like, leave asparagus out of the filling mixture or add extra ingredients of your own. Sautéed mushrooms, blanched broccoli and roasted peppers all work well.

245 calories per portion

Main course

Buyer's guide

Filo pastry is sold ready-made in rolled layers, fresh from the chiller cabinet, or frozen.

Preparation

You have to work quickly with filo pastry otherwise it dries out – it’s best to keep it in the plastic wrapping or cover it with a damp cloth while you’re working with it. The layers are usually brushed with melted butter or oil to help them brown. Filo pastry can be fried or oven-baked and cooks very quickly. It's used to make a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes, such as Greek spanakopita (spinach and cheese triangles) or decadent baklava (honey and nut pastries).