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Onion and cheese puff tarts
This recipe serves 4 starters, but we would suggest making more, it's so delicious everyone will want more. We actually had this for lunch, with a bowl of fresh salad and it turned out so delicious, we had to share it with you guys. Such a quick starter, snack, lunch or dinner. Buy some puff pastry, roll it out and fill it with delicious, honey glazed onions and fresh mozzarella cheese. Pure joy.

Onion and cheese puff tarts

 

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    4
    people
  • preparation:
    15
    minutes
  • bake:
    20
    minutes

METHOD

  • Onion

    Peel and cut the onions into quarters. Heat the honey in a medium size saucepan over low heat, add the olive oil, star anise, thyme and onion quarters. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook for about 2 minutes.

  • add the water and wine

    Pour 30ml of water into the saucepan with onions, season with salt. Lower the heat and cook for about 5 - 10 minutes. Pour in the Port (or Madeira or any other sweet wine), increase the heat and boil for a minute, so that the alcohol evaporates. Remove from the heat and let it cool completely.

  • bake

    Preheat the oven to 190ºC/380ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle about 20cm x 30cm ( 8 x 12 inch), thickness 2-3 mm (1 inch). Brush with an egg wash. Cut the rectangle into four smaller rectangles (about: 10cm x 15cm (4x 6inch). Prick the dough all over with the tines of a fork, leaving a 1,5cm edge around your rectangle. Assemble the dish by filling the base of the pastry case with the onion topping, then laying pieces of mozzarella cheese over. Sprinkle with fresh thyme. Bake for 20 minutes.

    Tip
    You can freeze your puff pastry for 5 - 10 minutes, before cutting onto small rectangles. If you cut the puff pastry warm, you will compress the layers of dough and the pastry won't rise as much as it could.
  • serve

    If you are serving this dish as a main dish, double the ingredients. Serve with a bowl of fresh salad or grilled chicken.

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