Saturday, 17 October 2015

Red onion and goat cheese tart

I blogged a Chorizo and cheese tartlet recipe not so long ago and this red
Red onion and goat cheese tart 
onion and goat cheese tart uses a similar method of creation, but is slightly healthier as it isn't rich in chorizo oil. There is still buttery pastry though! It's ridiculously easy to do, but if you spend a while (i.e. longer than I did!) arranging your toppings attractively and serve it with a lush green salad, you could easily get away with serving this up to unexpected company!

Ingredients
Flour for dusting
Half a block of puff pastry
Splash of rapeseed oil
Good pinch of mixed herbs
1 small red onion, sliced
1 red pepper from a jar, sliced
About 50g soft goat's cheese, cut into small pieces
1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 200c and dust a large baking tray with flour. Dust a worktop with flour and roll out the pastry into as large a rectangle as it will stretch to, without getting too thin, and which will still fit onto the baking tray.

Lay the pastry on the tray and score an inner rectangle about an inch from the outside edge (so the pastry resembles a picture frame). Be sure not to cut right through. Gently stab the inner rectangle with a fork about a dozen times to aid baking. Set the pastry aside.

Put the onion and oil in a pan. Stir to mix and fry until the onion is softened and beginning to caramelise. When cooked, remove from the heat and stir in the herbs. Arrange within the inner rectangle line on the prepared pastry.

Dot the onion with the sliced red pepper and pieces of goat cheese.

Ideally, then brush the pastry outside the rectangle with the beaten egg
Red onion and goat cheese tart 
and bake for about twenty minutes until the pastry has risen and is golden, and the cheese is bubbling. Serve immediately.

As you can see from the photos, I didn't have an egg so my pastry doesn't have that attractive shiny glaze, but it still tasted just as good.

As this is a vegetarian recipe, I am linking it up at Tinned Tomatoes for Jac's weekly Meat Free Mondays post. This is a fab resource for vegetarian and vegan meal ideas, both simple and more extravagant. Dave doesn't like me visiting as I always come away with 'outlandish suggestions' for our dinners!

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