Thursday, December 31, 2009

Onion, Tomato & Feta cheese Tart

While I'm writing this post another year is slipping through our hands and the year 2010 has already put it's footprints in many places of the world. Many people have already celebrated the arrival of the year 2010 in other part of the world & slowly it's coming our way & the moment it'll be here..... I know what's gonna be the statement....OMG! it's already 2010 I don't believe, happens every year, when the year is at the end, how we feel that year passed so quickly but when we are going thru some time it feels that it's never gonna end. No resolutions for me, as I have never done that kind of thing in my life, but like always.....'ll try to make better of whatever life brings. On that note I wish everyone in the blog sphere "A Very Happy New Year - Twenty Ten". I've already started calling this year Twenty Ten I kinda like that term.

Now coming on to the recipe, I thought of putting some cupcake/muffins made yesterday but then I thought let's put little bit more fancy stuff & that would also clear one entry from the draft before this year ends. This recipe is inspired from Barefoot Contessa(food network) show, I made it I guess in the beg. of this year, long before I discovered the world of blogging. But it came out so good that I took the picture, yes the pic is from that time only. I did changed the original recipe according to our taste and spices I had on hand. Here's how I made this :

Ingredients :
  • 1 sheet ready to bake puff pastry sheet, thawed as per package directions.
  • 8 tomato slices
  • around half a cup feta cheese
  • handful of grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tblsp. of chopped cilantro
  • 2 medium size red onion, thinly sliced
  • spice mix (salt + black pepper +red chilli flakes in equal portions)
  • evoo

Method :

  1. Using little evoo saute the onions till they become caramelized(brownish in color). Let them cool.
  2. Cut the pastry sheet into 4 squares. Now using a sharp paring knife score around 1 inch border on the sides of each square. Only score the border, don't cut through it, you don't want to separate it.
  3. Now using a fork pierce the inside square at few places may be 6-7 times, that will restrict the puffing of inside square. Do not peirce the outside square(border).
  4. On the inside square spread some caramelized onions, sprinkle spice mix. Sprinkle some feta cheese another sprinkle of spices. Time for 2 slices of tomatoes on each tart followed by some chopped cilantro, spices mix & finally parmesan cheese on top.
  5. Bake around 20-22 minutes at 425 degree F oven, until pastry is golden brown( Check your package directions for baking the pastry).

Let it cool little bit before you dig into it. Perfect for snack, weekend breakfast or anytime of the day. Before I say bye to this year I wanted to say thanks to Malar and Ashkuku for passing me an award, I'm really sorry that I'm not able to display it(some problem with picture upload). Hoping to post it with my next post, thanks once again. This is my last post of the year 2009, wish you all safe and happy New Year.


PJ said...

wow, this tart looks so festive and delicious! Love the combination of tomatoes and feta on a bread. Happy new year to you too dear!

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so cheesy & yummy...perfect for the beginning of a new year...and happy new year once again...

Sage said...

It has to be good; ;love the combination. Wishing you the best in 2010.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That looks so yummy. Wishing you and your family a Happy 2010.

SE(Denufood) said...

Its been great to know you in 2009 and wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year !!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year.:)

Same resolutions at all. Feta, tomatoes tart sounds very interesting...

Oh take your time...congrats on the awards:)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Spice
Happy New Year !!
Very nice trat. I love feta cheese..but difficult to get in India.
Have a nice weekend , the 1st of the year twenty ten

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey this luks realy yummy...wish u n ur family a very happy new year

Yasmeen said...

Scrumptious savory tart.My best wishes for Twenty Ten :D

Gulmohar said...

Scrumptious..twenty ten, I lked that :D Wish you a great year ahead !!!

Red Chillies said...

Warm wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family spice. Loved the recipe.

Spice said...

Thanks everyone for taking time out & Wish U all a very very Happy NEw Year & all the best wishes for the year 2010.

tasteofbeirut said...

All my best wishes to you too for 2010!
Love the combination of flavors in this pizza, I could eat feta and tomato every single day and not tire of it!

Nostalgia said...

Happy New Year and nice recipe..

Pari said...

Dear Spice, thanks for dropping by and leaving me a note. The bake looks excellent with the combo of feta and tomatoes. The caramelised onions must have given a nice taste too.
I will keep visiting to check out ur recipes will love to hear more from you, do drop by..

Soma said...

Scrumptious Tart. Love the Feta and the caramelized onions.