Sunday, August 22, 2010

This Week's Recipe: Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tart Tatin


Why Onion and Goats Cheese Tart Tatin?

Tart tatin traditionally is a sweet pastry with apples, caramel and buttery puff pastry. Made famous by the Tatin sisters in France – they (like many geniuses) turned a mistake into a work of genius.

Turing this sweet dish into a savoury tart tatin is yet another stroke of genius. Caramelised red onions, fresh goats cheese and oregano are a perfect match encased in a flaky buttery pastry.

Ingredients
6-8 small red onions
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons caster sugar
3 oregano sprigs, leaves picked
120g soft goats cheese
1 x 375g block frozen puff pastry, thawed

Method
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Without peeling and keeping the root intact, slice the onions in half or in quarters depending on their size. Place on a lined baking tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the onions are just tender. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before peeling off the outer papery skins.

Turn the oven up to 200°C.

Meanwhile mix sugar and 2 tablespoons of water in a medium sized saucepan. Place over a medium heat and cook for 6-8 minutes until a golden caramel.

While hot, pour the caramel into a 25cm round cake tin or roasting tin. Sprinkle with oregano leaves and place the onions cut side down and crumble over the goats cheese.

Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface until 2-3 mm thick. Trim the pastry to a 30cm circle.

Fit the pastry over the onions, pushing down and tucking in the edges all round the inside of the pan and cut a small cross in the middle of the pastry.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until the pastry is golden and crisp.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Place a large serving plate on top of the tart and carefully invert.

Serves 6-8.

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3 comments:

Marisa said...

Love this riff on tart tatin! I'm a huge fan of cheese, any cheese, so this is definitely bookmarked.

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Avril said...

I've been lucky enough to eat this tart made by the lovely Jessica and can vouch for its gooey deliciousness!! Will definitely be trying to replicate this at home :)