Caramelised red onion and goats cheese tart

Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Thes caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts have just six ingredients and take very little culinary skill to make – meaning they’re perfect for a dinner party starter or as part of a weeknight meal. I threw them together for a Sunday lunch starter and they were light enough that we all had room for a full roast AND pumpkin pie afterwards. If I were to do it again, … Continue reading Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Tarte Normande

I watched the chefs at Leiths make a Tarte Normande while at cookery school, and it was absolutely divine. This version is adapted from the recipe in the Leiths Cookery Bible (they tell me there’s a new version coming out in September, so if you’re looking for a new book, I’d wait till then). The Tarte Normande is a rich buttery pastry tart, filled with … Continue reading Tarte Normande

Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Tart

If the sun ever does come out and you want something amazingly light, easy and vegan to have for dinner, take on a picnic or stuff in your lunch box (the possibilities are endless really), this tart is what you need! I reckon even my dog could make it (she quite frequently runs in to glass doors) it’s that simple! Serves 4: 3 handfuls of basil 100g … Continue reading Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Tart

Beer Braised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

I don’t like beer in real life, I’m not one of those girls who can hang out with the ‘lads’ and down a pint. However, it changes into something magical in food, especially in beer batter (mmmmmmm). So when I went to the pub the other day and saw a beer braised onion and goats cheese tart I went straight for it, not even reading the … Continue reading Beer Braised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

Guest-ipe: Stilton, Red Pepper & Asparagus Flan with Poppy Seed Pastry

Did you know this week is National Stilton Week? We thought we couldn’t let the week go by without observing such a momentous occasion, so I asked the nice people in charge of Stilton if they’d give us a top notch recipe. And boy, did they deliver. This delicious savoury tart is perfect for picnics and summer al fresco eating. Makes 1 20x30cm (8x12inch) oblong … Continue reading Guest-ipe: Stilton, Red Pepper & Asparagus Flan with Poppy Seed Pastry

Me & Hugh: Lettuce, Spring Onion & Cheese Tart

Serves 5-6 250g plain flour Pinch of salt 125g chilled butter 75ml milk 1 tbs olive oil 1 large lettuce 15g butter 1 bunch of spring onions 100g cheddar cheese 2 large eggs plus 2 additional yolks 200ml double cream 200ml whole milk Salt and pepper So at least we know now that I’m not cut out to be a pastry chef. Not that the … Continue reading Me & Hugh: Lettuce, Spring Onion & Cheese Tart

Easy Chocolate Tart

Chocolate tart is an easy peasy dessert that is sure to satisfy any chocolate cravings. Rich and decadent, it lovely with a large glass of red wine and a good movie. Serves 6-8 (you only need a small slice) You will need: 1 quantity of pastry (I used Dominique’s Easy Pastry, which requires flour, sugar, butter and 2 eggs, but you can use Jus-Roll ready … Continue reading Easy Chocolate Tart

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Chocolate Praline Tart

I adore this recipe, it ticks all my boxes when looking for a pudding… rich, chocolatey and it involves pastry. Not only is it unbelievably tasty (and equally bad for you!) but it’s really simple to make, and makes a fab dessert for a dinner party. And what else could be more suitable to bake for National Chocolate Week?! What you’ll need: 250g plain flour … Continue reading Chocolate Praline Tart

Thin Pear and President Societe Roquefort Tart

Guest-ipe: Thin Pear & Roquefort Tart

This is a lovely recipe from Président® Cheese, which combines the sweetness of pear with the sharp tang of Roquefort. It only takes 15 minutes to make – a real crowd pleaser at any dinner party! Serves 4 You will need: 230g puff pastry 100g Société® Roquefort from Président® 20g shelled walnuts (halved) 2 pears 30g Président® Butter, melted 100ml olive oil 20ml white wine … Continue reading Guest-ipe: Thin Pear & Roquefort Tart

Hazelnut Mascarpone

Hazelnut Pie with Orange Mascarpone and Strawberries

This recipe is very lovely for a nice summer’s day, it’s also very quick if you’ve gotten the hang of the pastry recipe (remember you can always freeze pastry ahead of time and defrost whenever you’re in the pie mood!) Remember not to over-whisk the mascarpone because this really does ruin the filling (trust me – I ruined mine haha) You will need:  300g strawberries … Continue reading Hazelnut Pie with Orange Mascarpone and Strawberries

Goats cheese and onion tart

Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Tarts

Makes approx 8 tarts You will need: Puff pastry (one packet of shop bought is what I use) One large onion, chopped finely Soft goats cheese Salt and pepper to season Olive oil Thyme  Preheat oven to 180C or gas mark 5. Put chopped onion, olive oil, and salt and pepper into a pan on a medium to high heat for 1 minute. Turn the … Continue reading Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Tarts