Posted by: weezl74 | February 24, 2010

Onion Tart

Just had a go at a further frugalisation of Delia’s onion tart, now pretty much different to the original in almost all parts! :),  so will see how that affects costings:

For the pastry:
140g  self-raising flour 3.92
3 teaspoons colman’s mustard 3p
40ml oil 3.36p
For the filling:

1½ lb (700 g) onions, chopped fairly small 27.3p
40 ml oil 3.36p

2 eggs, beaten 19.9
110 ml water plus 35g skimmed milk powder whisked together
65g grated mature Cheddar cheese 40.04

15g grana padano 16.95p

1 teaspoon colman’s mustard 1p
salt and freshly milled black pepper

Pre-heat the oven, and a baking sheet, to gas mark 4, 350°F (180°C).


First make the pastry by sifting the flour, mustard powder into a mixing bowl, then rubbing in the fat until the mixture becomes crumbly. Then add enough cold water to make a dough that leaves the bowl clean. Leave to rest in the fridge for half an hour.

Meanwhile, prep the filling. Put the oil in a heavy-based saucepan, then add the onions, stir to get them well coated in the oil, and cook them (uncovered) over a medium heat for about half an hour until they have reduced and turned a deep brown.

Then roll out the pastry to line the tart tin, prick the base with a fork , place it on the pre-heated baking sheet, and bake in the centre of oven for 15 minutes. Then spread the onions all over the base of the tart, whisk the beaten eggs together with the milk and some seasoning, and pour this mixture over the onions.

Finally sprinkle cheese over the top, return the tart to the oven and bake for 30 minutes till the filling is puffy and golden brown.
total 90.24p or 22.5p per person YAY!

best wait and see how it tastes first!


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