Thursday, 29 September 2011
Caramelised Onion Tart and Yellow Raspberries
I had all these lovely warming, hearty recipe's planned for the coming weeks but instead of cold wind and rainy days we have a mini heatwave and the last thing I feel like eating is stew and mash so instead I decided to make an onion tart with salad and new potatoes and I'm glad I did.
5 Onions Sliced
Grated Mature Cheddar
I was naughty and used shop bought puff pastry for this but I know Lot's of us do that now and it's easy and good quality so why not!
I rolled out my pastry into the tart dish and should have blind baked it but I totally forgot so if you make this recipe make sure you do blind bake it!
I caramelised my onions in a pan with butter and a dash of oil over a very low heat for around half and hour but you can do it longer for a deeper, richer colour but me and my dinner guest were in a rush to eat.
To make the savoury custard I beat my eagg and added to the double cream and Lot's of grated mature cheese. When the onions were ready I put them in the pastry case and poured the custard mixture over the top and placed it into a pre-heated oven along with some vine tomatoes in a separate pan to roast.
I took my lovely tart from out of the oven and served it with new potatoes that I had tossed in butter and pepper, and green salad with avocado and the lovely roast vine tomatoes.
Just to complete the summer food vibe I was going to make Eton Mess because I had some yellow raspberries but I can't take any credit for this dessert as I bought the meringues, put extra thick cream on the top and finished with raspberries so not exactly hard work. I didn't even crush it all up but the meringues were from Waitrose so they were all chewy in the middle and tasted rather lovely so I'm not going to loose sleep over it.