You can’t go wrong with a puff pastry tart and when you fill them with eggs, bacon and onions – it’s like a treat for breakfast. It took less than 30 minutes to get these in the oven from the moment I stepped into the kitchen. That included thawing the puff pastry and sauteeing the bacon and chopped onion. I added a bit of cheese, some parsley and some seasoning and bingo, brekky was ready.
After the Gunnas writing class last weekend, I was off to meet Charlie from Hotly Spiced and Tania from My Kitchen Stories for dinner. It was terrific seeing them both and I’ll share the restaurant and photos with you soon, I promise.
I had the best time laughing with Charlie and Tania. They are clever and funny and full of the best stories. The restaurant was a bit too loud and John’s steak was poorly cooked and so tough that he would have had trouble sawing it. He was a bit of a grump.
On Sunday morning I headed out early to meet Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella and Nagi from Recipe Tin Eats for breakfast. I’ve wanted to meet Celia and Nagi for the longest time and I could have stayed all day with them all.
After a quick but wonderful visit, we headed back to Queensland. The dog was at home with a house sitter and he’d done unspeakable things on the carpet during the cyclone. Poor Charlie. John had serious carpet shampooing when he got home.
These puff pastry breakfast tarts are so easy to make that a child could do it with no trouble at all. Not only that, they look outstanding on the plate – as if you were a fancy cook.
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
- 4 eggs
- ½ onion chopped
- 2 slices bacon, chopped
- ¼ cup cheese, (cheddar, mixture, gruyere anything you like or no cheese)
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Preheat oven to 200C/400F
- Cut thawed pastry into 4 squares using a pizza cutter or knife but if you use a knife, don't drag it through the pastry, straight cut down so the pastry will puff up properly.
- Place each square in the bottom of a cupcake tin. I used 4 corner positions and left the corners sticking out of the cup. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until needed.
- Saute bacon until nearly crispy and set aside.
- Saute onion in the bacon fat until translucent.
- Take the pastry from the refrigerator and place a bit of bacon, onion and cheese on the bottom and crack an egg on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and into the oven for 20-25 minutes until the egg is cooked and the pastry is golden brown.
While puff pastry can be very crummy, you can take one of these outside and eat it with your fingers. I might have done that with one of them.
Amanda (@lambsearshoney) says
Now that’s my kind of food, simple, fast and tasty!
So sorry to hear that John has been on the seedy side – hope all is well with his ticker.
I’m a little envious of your time with Celia – we’ve been promising ourselves a catch up for so long!
I could cheerfully spend an entire day with Celia and not get bored.
I love quick tasty breakfasts. I will have to try it too, my family would love it so much, I am sure of it:) Looks wonderful.
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
I’m sorry to hear that John wasn’t feeling well. 🙁 Hope he’s feeling better now…
Forgive my jealousy, but how I would love to have breakfast with you and the ladies you mentioned. So much fun.
Love these breakfast tarts too – easy and delicious, my favorite combination. 🙂
Tandy | Lavender and Lime says
poor Charlie to endure the cyclone. Your trip sounds wonderful and I would love to meet Celia and Lorraine! These breakfast treats are right up my street and I am now so hungry I am putting eggs into my egg boiler to eat 🙂
Oauuu !!What a fancy breakfast ! So chic ! This is a very nice idea for my next breakfast!
Your writting meeting it must be so fun ! I would like make the same thing here. Have a nice weekend ! Hope John is getting better.
Bam's Kitchen says
I am so delighted you were able to meet with so many of my favorite bloggers! I bet we could just chat for hours catching up. Great for you guys! Maybe not so good for John , After all ,if he these little puff pastry tarts to come home to then maybe bring a smile to his face. At least it was him that had to clean up the “Charlie… no no’s” My little Buddy peed on my bed last time I traveled and Buddy was home with everyone else, such a little turkey… ayahhhh.
How fun to meet up with such lovely people!! 🙂 I chuckled at John’s grumpiness for my chap gets the grumps when he’s feeling bad too. Poor guys. 🙂 I’m glad you were able to have a jolly time in spite of your Eeyore. Hooray for finding the CC!!! That does make a huge difference. 🙂
We all have those days… hope John is feeling better! I’m sure the breakfast puffs cheered him up – they look like a happy and tasty breakfast 🙂
Does your heart not give a big thud when you can’t find the card? I am so glad he found it, and hoping he feels better. The tarts look delightful!
John@Kitchen Riffs says
Sorry John wasn’t feeling up to snuff for part of your trip. Bummer when that happens, isn’t it? Sounds like you had a delightful time, though. Charlie? Not so much. Another bummer. Anyway, lovely dish — my kind of food. Fast and easy always works for me, just as long as it’s tasty.
Lell Trogdon says
I really think that you should be the one teaching writing classes! I always feel like I have been along for the adventure with every story you tell. Clearly the good far outweighed the rough stuff! Lovely quick and elegant breakfast guaranteed to turn the whole experience into sunshine and laughter!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Oh my – I am so glad that credit card was recovered! Phew – you had me at the edge of my seat with that one – I know all too well about losing one and the chaos that ensues! So glad you gotta meet so many of my fav bloggers too!
By the way, filling puff pastry with eggs, bacon and onions is a Dream of a treat indeed!
Shashi RunninSrilankan says
Oh my – I am so glad that credit card was recovered! Phew – you had me at the edge of my seat with that one – I know all too well about losing one and the chaos that ensues! So glad you gotta meet so many of my fav bloggers too.
By the way, filling puff pastry with eggs, bacon and onions is a Dream of a treat indeed!
I loved just the title no less the recipe and photos wowowow!
Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ) says
I was so thinking of you all meeting up last weekend – bet was a hoot with Lorraine and Nagi:)
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
That is one gorgeous breakfast! Sorry John was not feeling well – I bet he is glad to be home. And very sorry about the poopee carpets. I have to rush home everyday after work, no stopping for gas, no last minute grocery store run – straight home so nobody has an accident! Have a great weekend!
Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ) says
Breakfast looks amazing and if we hadn’t had an heirloom tomato tart for dinner last night – I would be having these for breakfast this morning. Was so thinking of you all meeting up last weekend – bet it was a hoot with Lorraine and Nagi:)
Kim | a little lunch says
Maureen, despite the odds, your breakfast seems to have saved the day. Something to look forward to — or back on — and wonderful that you enjoyed one outside alone in soul-soothing peace. Sometimes ya just gotta. 🙂 xo
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
Sorry to hear John wasn’t feeling well but happy to “see” his smile when he found the credit card. Shen lost his credit card million times and he’s so used to canceling it right away. Can you imagine how many times I have to call places to update our credit card info… Anyway, how wonderful that you get to see your blogger friends. If I get to visit Australia I definitely want to meet you too! I have one last box of puff pastry and this breakfast idea is perfect for tomorrow breakfast than my original dessert idea (my boring same recipe). Great timing and thank you! <3
I am soooo jealous, would absolutely LOVE to be there, what an amazing treat it would be to meet you all!
Poor Charlie, I had a similar problem last week, with the cold and snow we had to keep our dogs in the cage inside, and I think Buck got nervous at some point. Let’s just stop here, this is your food blog, no sense getting graphic on canine problems…
There’s a reason why we have a carpet shampooer. Just sayin’. If it’s not cat hair it’s dog poo. 🙂
gotta love out pets! 😉
Nagi@RecipeTin Eats says
It’s like you’re in MY KITCHEN making breakfast for me, telling me about last weekend….besides the fact that you’ve made something that is regular in my rotation! Puff pastry makes everything great 🙂
PS How dare you call Jayce a dud? Losing a cc is distressing and distracting….and actually, I did not notice any so called “mood” at all, we had a lovely time chit chatting away while you were gossiping with Celia at the other end of the table!! 😉
LOL you should see him when he’s not grumpy! 🙂
Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish says
Love these breakfast pastries! Must make!
Poor John. Meeting new people when you’re feeling sickly isn’t any fun and misplacing your credit card at the same time doesn’t help. I can sympathize with having to clean up poopy carpets when you got home even if it’s been ages since I had the experience. I’m glad your meeting with fellow local bloggers was a good one.
The tarts look delicious.
Glamorous Glutton says
How wonderful to meet up with all those fab bloggers, I would have loved to join you. Your breakfast puff pastries look delicious. GG
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Poor Charlie, I hope he is settled now… love these little tarts… I made something similar. Very popular here xo
Hotly Spiced says
I’m sorry Drew didn’t make it because he could have taken John outside for a quiet one-on-one while we chatted away. I’m sure Charlie was ecstatic to see daddy. I think your eggs look fantastic and this is the kind of meal I need to make this week – quick and easy recipes xx
Nancy | Plus Ate Six says
Glad you had a good trip though and caught up with the girls – I can’t believe this is the first time you and Celia have met each other!
LOL I think I knew you were all ‘asses and elbows’ (American phrase) with the daughter in hospital and a family to look after. I hope she heals quickly before you run out of puff.
Chineka @ Savor The Baking says
Puff pastry makes some of the best breakfasts and desserts! These tarts look really good.
Steve Puu says
So simple, fast and tasty. So amazing breakfast. I am going to try it now. Thank for sharing
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
He was fine, I guess I’ve seen him when he hasn’t lost a credit card so I could tell that he wasn’t himself. At least the credit card was found!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
These tarts would be well worth waking up for, what a great breakfast!
I’m so envious of your time with those wonderful bloggers!!!
Bill would like tart with the whole egg and I’ll take mine scrambled. So easy and tasty.
Victoria of Flavors of the Sun says
Good-quality purchased puff pastry is truly a wonder. Let me count the ways I love it, and now I have another completely new one.
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
I love puff pastry so much! It’s so flaky and decadent and a crowd-pleaser 🙂
Hi Medha and thanks for coming by. It’s also EASY and that’s why I love it for a crowd.
Tara Noland says
How fantastic are these!! Great for an Easter brunch for sure!!
Choc Chip Uru says
We made these in food tech when I first started, they are so cute 😀 I love the little basket!
Choc Chip Uru
Anna @ shenANNAgans says
Mom and I just whipped up your breakfast tarts for afternoon tea. I LOVE eggs, sooooo much. Breakfast really is the most versatile and delicious meal of the day I reckon. 🙂
Bit jealous of your catch up with the other bloggers, you lot are my idols.
Anyways, hope you are having a wonderful and restful weekend.
Aaaagh I lost some credit cards and is crazy!!
Glad he finally found it lol
Love puff pastry and these little tarts look axorables:)
I wanted mean adorables:)
Gourmet Getaways says
Love both well done yolk and yolky yolk, Maureen! You’re a tease!!!
Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx
Love the idea of breakfast tarts. These look fantastic..almost gourmet-ish.
Love this idea, looks like this is the one I will be making for breakfast tomorrow
The Ninja Baker says
Very encouraging to read that a child could make your gourmet breakfast puff pastry gems, Maureen. They are gorgeous. (Thank you for the keeper recipe!)
P.s. Wish I couldn’t relate about the credit card story…’Tis a bit scary but very much like a double rainbow feeling upon discovering the misplaced card =)
Dear Maureen, These breakfast puff pastries look delicious!!
I am glad that this story had a happy ending. xoxo Catherine
InTolerant Chef says
These sound perfect for an eater brunch Maureen, yummo. How lucky to spend time with such lovely ladies! Jim glad you enjoyed yourself even if poor hubby didn’t. I hope he feels better soon x
What a great idea- and a quick one. I like the fried egg- would make a good brunch potluck item too.
How fun to meet up with other bloggers! Have a good week.
What a beautiful and perfect breakfast.
It’s amazing to meet up with fellow blogger friend, fun.
Oh, Yes! I like this idea! Another great breakfast for sure……so happy to hear that the credit card has been found. 🙂
Your breakfast tarts are perfect and I want to try the recipe. Take care.
Karen and Mac says
I’m getting guests from out of town, and I will definitely wow them with this for breakfast! Thanks for the idea.
Well, these are just downright lovely!!! I can see breaking into that yolk and watching it run all over the plate, then soaking it up with the pastry. Breakfast heaven!
Judit + Corina @Glamorous Bite says
Such artistic breakfast tarts definitely would cheer anyone up after that chewy steak and lost card! We have done the same thing, looking for something all day and then it just happens to be in a purse. Hopefully Charlie is happy and feeling better!
These are so pretty and elegant. It’s a perfect way to serve eggs for a brunch. 🙂
The Squishy Monster says
This is brilliant. A zip to make but it’s so gorgeous and hearty! I can’t wait to see the pics with the girls!
Chris @ The Café Sucré Farinec says
That happened a few weeks ago with Scott’s iPhone. It was Valentines day and I went into the grocery store. While I was shopping, Scott got a big bouquet of flowers and they greeted me on my seat when I came back to the car. At our next stop, he noticed his phone was gone. We looked through everything and he went back in the store and traced his footsteps looking for the phone. I ransacked the car to no avail. Finally, I looked under the passenger seat and there was his phone. Romeo had dropped it when he delivered the flowers on my seat. He too had the biggest smile I came in the store waving his phone. I should have made him something tasty to celebrate like these wonderful looking puff pastry tarts.
Mary Frances says
It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Also I have to say I love these breakfast tarts, they look positively delectable, and really very simple to whip up in the morning!
Maureen, these look so cute and yet simple to make…I have all the ingredients…I might surprise my husband with this on the weekend… thanks for the post!
Have a wonderful week 🙂
Vicki Bensinger says
I love these little tarts and they’re so perfect to serve when company is coming or spending the weekend.
Abbe @ This is How I Cook says
I am so glad you found the credit card. I’ve had that happen and it never fails that after countless searching it usually turns up. Poor Charlie. But I bet if you fed him one of those delectable egg puff pastries, he’d start behaving again. Those look fabulous, Maureen.
Steve Puu says
It’s a brilliantway to serve eggs. Thank for share.
Helen | Grab Your Fork says
A perfect one-handed breakfast treat! These would make tasty picnic fare too!
Emma @ Bake Then Eat says
What a delightful breakfast treat!
Emma @ Bake Then Eat says
A breakfast treat to be sure!
I prefer savoury treats more than sweet and this combo of bacon, egg and puff pastry will certainly get me out of bed on a lazy Sunday.
This is so easy to make and I love that the varieties are endless for the filling. Will try this soon.Glad you’ve found the card, this little piece of plastic always does this trick.
Sara | Belly Rumbles says
These looks so great. I also love the ease factor.
Sarah|Pickled Capers says
Breakfast for guests can be such a tricky affair. These are the perfect balance of straightforward, hearty, beautiful and ready-by-your-second-cup-of-coffee.
I like savory tarts and these puff pastry looks perfectly cooked.
The breakfast with other bloggers sounds wonderful, despite the dramatic day! Hope Charlie is feeling better now!
Suzanne Perazzini says
I love the ease of cooking those breakfast tarts.
I would have loved to be there with you, Charlie and Tania. I bet you had a great time. Shame about a naughty dog.
Dahhh these look SOOO good, I’ve been experimenting with eggs like every weekend, (egg concoctions in cups, specifically) so these are right up my alley, and i have some pastry in the freezer I’ve been wanting to use on something- perfect! Pinning to the breakfast board! 😉