- 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.
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.
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)