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Recipes tagged with ‘Vegetables’

Red Onion & Brie Tarts

March 22nd, 2009 by

Ingredients:
25 Grams(s) (1 oz) Butter
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Red Onion(s)
150 Milliliter(s) (1/4 pt) Red Wine
1 tsp Caster Sugar
1 Package(s) (375 grams) Puff Pastry
1 tbsp Milk
150 Grams(s) (5 oz) Brie
4 sprigs Thyme

Directions:
Preheat oven to 200C, 180C Fan, 400F, Gas 6.

Heat butter and oil in a frying pan and add onions, cut-side down. Pour over wine, sprinkle in sugar and season. Cover and cook for 25 minutes until tender, turning once. If there is any liquid left in the pan, remove lid and let it evaporate. Cool for 20 minutes.

Divide pastry into four and roll each quarter into 15cm (6in) circles – large enough to encase most of the onion. Brush the edges with milk.

Halve onions from root to stalk. Place an onion half, cut side up, in the centre of a circle and top with a wedge of Brie. Scrunch the pastry round it, leaving the top uncovered. Tuck some thyme down the side of the pastry and repeat with the remainder.

Scrunch foil into 4 circles to sit the tarts on and place on a baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

March 22nd, 2009 by

Ingredients

 

4 egg yolks

½ tsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 squirt Tabasco

4oz butter

Pinch Salt

 

 

Melt the butter in a sauce pan, and keep warm. Into the blender place the yolks, salt, mustard, lemon juice, and Tabasco. Blend for three seconds. Heat melted butter until it just starts to sputter, but not burn. Then turn the blender back on, and while the blender is going, slowly pour in the hot butter. The temperature of the butter is the secret: It must be very hot, and the hollandaise will thicken immediately.