Friday, October 06, 2006

Red onion and brie tart served with salad and onion marmalade:

Pate brisee:
1tbsp cold water
Pinch of salt
100gr butter
200g soft flour
60gr butter
300gr red onions finally sliced
Salt, pepper and grated nutmeg
220ml cream
50gr grated cheddar
50gr diced brie
Sift the four and put into mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and put in the salt and mix with butter very well. And after that, add eggs and mix it finally add the water and combine it. Blend into a smooth pastry.
Scrape the pastry up into a ball. Flatten it into a round and dust lightly with flour.
Wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30min.
Line a flan ring with the pastry and bake blind, remember to keep the pastry moving by quarter turning after each use of the rolling pin. Make sure that the pastry is pressed into the corners of the flan ring.
Prink the bottom of the pastry shall all over with a fork and refrigerate for 10min. cut out a piece of baking parchment about 5cm larger than the flan ring and fit over the pastry. Fill with baking beans and bake for 15min.
Remove the paper and beans, bake for 10min or until lightly brown and dry.
Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft but not coloured.
Spread the onions over the bottom of the pastry shell. Whisk the cream with the eggs; add cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour egg mixture over the onions.
Bake in the oven for 15min, until puffed and golden brown.

1 comment:

bristol plasterer said...

This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.