Thursday, 25 June 2015

COOKED: Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

This is, and always will be, my go-to meal. It's really tasty, quick to whip up and you can vary the toppings as much as your heart desires.

All you need for one tart (for six medium-large portions):
A roll of Jus-Rol Puff Pastry - yes, cheating but it makes life easier!
2 large red (or 3 small), sliced
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp brown sugar
125-150g goats cheese - the harder kind that needs slicing (see below)
1 egg, whisked
Olive Oil
To serve: a mixed leaf salad and a balsamic/oil/lemon dressing
Lets get started...
1. First things first, preheat your oven to 180c and line a baking tray with foil. Put to one side.
2. Heat up a medium frying pan with a little bit of olive oil and begin to fry your onions on a low heat. I would also recommend adding a knob of butter to avoid sticking/burning and this will also help the onions to caramelise.
3. After around 5 minutes, add your balsamic vinegar to the onions. Followed by the sugar and mix everything well.
4. Allow another 5 minutes or until the onions are completely softened.
5. Roll our your pastry and brush with a thin layer of your whisked egg all over, using a basting brush. At this point, I roll a little bit of the pastry on each side to create a wall once the pastry puffs.
6. Add your caramelised onions and sliced goats cheese to the tart. Make sure it's all spread evenly.
7. Place in the oven to cook for around 15-20 minutes - keeping an eye on it every 5 minutes as the pastry can catch. Once the pastry has puffed and is golden brown, it can be served.
8. Once done, slice up and dish up with a side salad and a drizzle of dressing.

This tart also works really well with onions, tomato and chorizo. But this is my firm favourite! What are your favourite tart recipes?

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