• 5-6 onions
  • 500g walnuts
  • 300g Stilton
  • Balsamic vinegar - a couple of splashes.
  • Puff pastry I used half of a sainsbury's ready made packet, however much that is.
  • Oil to cook with. In case you're the kind of person who tries to cook things without it because someone didn't put it on the ingredient list.
  • Serve with a fresh salad (high quality tomatoes and rocket made a nice accompanying sweet and peppery taste) and if you're super hungry, garlic bread (I was cooking for a friend so didn't have time to make my own, used a part cooked ciabatta with homemade garlic butter instead.) This would make a nice lunch/light tea without the garlic bread.

Pastry things are complicated, right? Take TIME and stuff, right? Well, I thought so. This is one of the simplest, quickest of the tasty veggie things I’ve yet tried. And it’s made of PASTRY, yo. MIND BLOWN.

Serves 2-3




Slice the onions as thin as you can be bothered


Fry gently in some oil until soft, about 10 minutes


Splash in some balsamic vinegar, not very much, I used two capfuls, and leave on a gentle heat to caramelise (no stirring, apparently)


Crumble the Stilton and bash the walnuts a bit


When the onions are nice and sweet, take them off the heat to cool. Roll out the pastry to cover a shallow tin, I lined mine with baking paper because Tim told me to. Then add onions, Stilton and top with the walnuts.4image

Bake at 200’c for 15-20 minutes. IT REALLY IS THAT EASY. Use the baking time to prep the garlic bread (smoosh together lots of crushed garlic, butter, chopped parsley and a sploosh of oil [one below a splash], slice into the part baked bread and spread garlic butter, bake usually for around 8-10 mins)

Serve with awesome salad and awesomeness.



(recipe from a little 100 veggie recipes good housekeeping book. I recommend them, simple with good pictures)