This is a recipe I created up after seeing a very posh tart in the Finest section of Tesco. I love the simple but amazing combination of sweet caramelised onions and creamy brie, and after seeing them in a very posh quiche I thought I would create my own!
You will get about 10 slices.
6oz/170g plain flour
5 tbsp water
1 small red onion, sliced
1 tbsp brown sugar
4 eggs, beaten
200ml single cream
1. Preheat the oven to 200c. Put the onion in a saucepan and add a glug of olive oil, brown sugar and a good few glugs of balsamic vinegar. Set the pan on a medium heat, keep and eye on it and stir every now and then.
2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl rub the fat into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. In the centre, pour in the water and bring the mixture together. Flour a board, roll the pastry out thinly and line a 10 inch deep flan/pie dish, trimming off any excess.
3. In a jug or mixing bowl, beat the eggs, cream and milk until thoroughly combined.
4. By now, the onions should be sticky, dark and all the liquid should have been incorporated.
5. Pour the eggy mixture in to the pastry case. Using a fork drop in a few slices of caramelised onion here and there. Do the same with the brie - slice it up and drop this in throughout.
6. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
This lovely quiche is fab served warm as a tasty tea with chips/wedges and salad, or cold as part of a packed lunch.