For Christmas mum and dad gave me this lovely cook book. Really recommend it! So I decided to make something from it. Caramelised onion and feta tarts sounded nice, so I started around 10am!
Well, you know what cooking and me is like.
Here's the recipe for the tarts, and below is the recipe for the caramelised onions. I did make the whole recipe and the jar it makes is a decent size.
Onions all peeled and ready to go - good tip - no watering eyes - wear a dive mask. You look like an idiot, but your mascara remains intact!
Brown sugar and balsamic vinegar added, now just cook and stir, cook and stir, cook and stir... for ever!
But, wow, were they totally lovely! Well worth making a big batch.
I cheated and didn't make the pastry. I bought ready made stuff, I use it all the time and I think it's great. So what I did was roll it out and put it into 4 wee flan thingies I have. I made it a lot bigger than it needed to be and rolled it over the top of the dishes ( because the last few times I've made tarts the pastry has shrunk a lot.) This worked ( thank you Jamie Oliver)
I blind baked it at 200 for 15 minutes, then took paper and baking bead things out and cooked for another 5 minutes.
By now it was about 1pm...
After that I went out to the garden and weeded and played with the chickens. By around 5.30 I was refreshed enough to build up the tarts.
Start off with grated tasty cheese in the bottom, then crumble ( my home made!) feta onto that. After that put some of the caramelised onions on top. I could have been way more generous with all of these fillings.
Next I got 6 eggs and beat them with a blob of cream and put this mixture into the dishes.
Cooked them at 180 for around 40 minutes.
We had them with a tomato and rocket salad - it was delish! ( even if I do say so, myself!)