I love puff pastry! You can do so much with it: you can use it for sweet or savoury dishes, you can roll it, top it with ingredients or even let it be the top of a dish to add a nice crust to it. Another plus is, that you can always have it in your freezer, ready to knock up a spontaneous meal.
For my birthday I got an amazing cookbook from a German cook (it is called ‘Greenbox‘ by Tim Maelzer) and there is an amazing recipe for an onion tarte. Unfortunately I didn’t have all the ingredients at home, so I made up my own version that I would like to share with you today. It is super quick to make, delicious and if you have onions, creme fraiche and puff pastry at home you don’t need much more.
For one baking tray of onion tarte I used:
– 1 roll of puff pastry
– 10 onions (you can use white or red onions)
– a bit of olive oil
– fresh or dried herbs (such as thyme and paprika for example)
– salt and pepper
– half a pack of creme fraiche
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Peel and slice the onions. Fry them with the olive oil in a frying pan until they’re a bit soft. Season with the herbs.
Spread the puff pastry on a baking tray covered with baking powder. Make small holes in the dough using a fork. Season creme fraiche with salt and pepper and spread over the puff pastry. Add the onions and baste with honey. Cook for around 30 minutes until the top is slightly brown and the puff pastry is not soggy anymore.
This is really a quick dish and I am planning to do it again very soon. The honey is a great idea I got from the cook book I mentioned above. It is a brilliant idea and adds the special extra to this dish!