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Title: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on November 10, 2011, 07:08:57 am


Name of Recipe: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - a New Idea (http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/new-idea/recipes/recipe/-/6133929/caramelised-onion-and-mushroom-tarts/) recipe
Number of People: Makes 24 bite sized tarts
Ingredients:
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 tblspns Olive Oil
100g button mushrooms, finely sliced.  If bigger, cut in half then slice.
2 tspns finely chopped fresh thyme
1 onion, cut in half then thinly sliced
1 tblspn balsamic vinegar
2 tblspns brown sugar
S & P to taste (remembering feta can be salty)
2 eggs - I used very large eggs
80g thickened cream (1/4 cup)
50g feta, crumbled
Fresh thyme to garnish

Preparation:
Grease a 24 hole mini muffin pan (1.5 tblspn capacity) - I used butter.
Using a 6.5cm round cutter, cut out 24 rounds from pastry sheets.  Press into pan holes then refrigerate.

Heat half the oil in the TM bowl 1 min/100o.
Add the mushrooms and thyme.
Cook 5 mins/100o/reverse/speed 1.
Strain into a bowl through a sieve and set aside. Discard any liquid.

Heat remaining oil for 30 sec/100o.
Add onions and cook for 10 mins/90o/reverse/speed 1/ MC on.
Scrape down sides halfway through.
Add vinegar & sugar.
Cook 9 mins/varoma temperature/reverse/speed 1/MC off.
Place mushrooms back into the bowl, season to taste and mix 30 sec/reverse/speed 1.

At this stage, preheat the oven to 200oC Fan forced.

Tip mixture into a soup bowl for ease of handling.  No need to rinse the TM bowl.

Remove pastry cases from the fridge and place 1 scant tspn of mixture into each tart. If you place the bowl on a bit of an angle any liquid will drain to one side of the bowl - you don't want any of the liquid in the cases.
Beat 2 eggs in the TM bowl 5 sec/speed 5.
Add the cream and mix a further 5 sec/speed 5.
Pour mixture into a small jug and fill the tarts to just under the top edge of the pastry. Once they are all done, any remaining liquid can be used to top up the tarts but do not let it overflow.
Sprinkle the crumbled feta over the top of the tarts.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Mine were perfect in 15 minutes.
Cool slightly before removing from the trays and finish cooling on a wire rack if they are not going to be eaten immediately.
Serve garnished with fresh thyme.

Photos:

Tips/Hints:

These freeze very well and can be reheated from the frozen state.  I made a batch, vacuum packed them and froze them for 5 weeks. It's best to cook them for a little less time (before they become too brown) if intending to freeze and reheat later.

Variations to this recipe from those who tried it.

Chookie - The cases could also be filled with creamed corn and bacon or smoked oysters mixed with a little white sauce.
 
JulieO – in no need for making the little tarts, I made it in my long tart tin.  I used 130g mushrooms, the rest as in the recipe and it worked a treat.  I guess the only other change was I used marinated feta, not sure how much: whatever was left in the bottle, I just drained and crumbled up over the tart, herbs, pepper and all.
I baked for 25 minutes then removed from tart tin and put back for another 5 mins.
 
Nikkit – I also made up a batch of the onion/mushy mixture and we had it on pizzas as a base instead of tomato paste with prawns and feta.
 
Mab 19 - I made mine a little larger so only got 18, then used the extra pastry and custard to make some with left over ham from a pizza, small tomatoes from the garden and grated tasty cheese.  The kids preferred these so all the more of the others for DH and me.
 
Courton  & Brumington – have made with short crust pastry.
 
Greenie – I make a little finger food tart with caramelised onion that my kids call mini-pizzas.  A round of short crust pastry, par-baked, topped with caramelised red onion (with balsamic and brown sugar), topped  with chevre or sheep’s feta  & reheated then sprinkled with lemon zest & lemon thyme.  Pretty fancy mini-pizzas!
 
Greyhoundmum – I added some basil and some parmesan too.
 
Kimmyh - Used with cookies cream cheese pastry in a 20cm round quiche tin.
 
McMich – I always have these in the freezer.  Took some into work (0600) straight from the freezer and by smoko (0900) they were defrosted  Everyone at work just eats them cold, no one heats them up.
 
Past94x – I don’t like feta so used grated cheddar instead.
 
GF –  Made a successful batch using Coles simply gluten free puff pastry.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Amanda on November 10, 2011, 07:32:35 am
Oh lordy, Judy, I'd crawl over broken glass for caramelised onions! ;D
I've just discovered that they can be done in bulk in the slow cooker and very nicely frozen, too.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: cookie1 on November 10, 2011, 07:52:24 am
Judy they will be so good for all the Christmas/New Year drinks times.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: maddy on November 10, 2011, 08:11:38 am
Yum!  Has all my favourite stuff  :P
I might use my rectangle tart tin to make a big one.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on November 10, 2011, 08:25:45 am
Amanda, when you do that SC recipe for caramelised onions, you will have to post it here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?board=56.0) in our new Non-TMX recipes.

Good idea maddy, we don't need tiny tarts very often but with the Christmas season upon us, Cookie is right - these would be perfect.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on November 10, 2011, 10:23:56 am
They look gorgeous Judy, I like Maddy's idea too of making one long tart, good thinking 99!   :D
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Halex on November 10, 2011, 10:42:10 am
JD, you are giving these too guests, theybwoudnt hsve lasted thecday in our house, we woukd have all picked at them. Jst shiwn them to DH and his comment was, wow they look good, why arent you the size f a house with all your good cooking.

Been suggested.....I coukd make sime too.

H
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Halex on November 10, 2011, 10:43:48 am
Maddy, i have a  rectangular tart tin, so please let me know how you go.

H :)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on November 10, 2011, 12:08:35 pm
Hally, there is one missing if you look closely at the picture.  DH and I shared one - one bite each.  Well, you can't serve food to visitors that you haven't tried can you  :-))   I don't think I have ever known a lad to show so much interest in what people are cooking - does he dabble in the kitchen himself?  I think it's time if he doesn't.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Halex on November 10, 2011, 12:27:07 pm
Yes :) your right  1 gone, we would have taken the row, snd prob the next one.

Ds loves cooking, dh loves eating, he shows interest but always at the wrong time,  ie on my death bed, leaving in 5 to go to a party, or just before friends arrive, it must be his plan. Always wanting instructions when we have no time. Typical.....

He does 4 dishes, 1 per year, rememer our goulash chalenge?

H :)

Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: andiesenji on November 10, 2011, 08:42:50 pm
Amanda, when you do that SC recipe for caramelised onions, you will have to post it here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?board=56.0) in our new Non-TMX recipes.

Good idea maddy, we don't need tiny tarts very often but with the Christmas season upon us, Cookie is right - these would be perfect.


If you would like more information (as well as a posted recipe from Amanda) check out this link to the extensive discussion about
Onion Confit (http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?/topic/36754-onion-confit/page__p__511669__hl__onion+confit__fromsearch__1#entry511669)  on the other forum on which I am a regular reader/contributor.
The topic runs for 20 pages.  I think I chimed in about page 10  and most of the early posts lost the photos when the forum switched hosts.

This page (http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?/topic/36754-onion-confit/page__hl__onion+confit__st__360)  has a series of photos start-to-finish in  post # 363 - the author was Fifi, a dear friend who passed away a couple of years ago. 

I know it will take some time to even skim through it but there are some fantastic ideas and interesting variations as well as some ways to use it and serve it that have probably not occurred to you.  (post # 395 on page 14.

Another series of step-by-step photos are on page 15.

On page 17, down near the bottom, is a photo of a pizza made with onion confit.


Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: achookwoman on November 10, 2011, 09:23:41 pm
Judy, these look great.  I have several small packs of Caramelised onions in the freezer , vacuum packed.  Will give them a go.  The cases could also be filled with creamed corn and bacon or smoked oysters mixed with a little white sauce.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on November 10, 2011, 09:26:58 pm
Thanks andie, I checked out the link and pages you mentioned.  That quantity made my little bit cooked for these tarts look pathetic but I must say that this recipe had the taste and colour of the long cooked version in no time at all.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on November 10, 2011, 09:28:53 pm
Thanks Chookie, yes I'm sure the sky's the limit with these tarts and that the caramelised onions are the star.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Halex on November 10, 2011, 10:13:26 pm
Judy, hw long did the process take from start to finish?

I just cant wait to try them ;D
H :)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Vivaroo on November 10, 2011, 10:18:55 pm
Yum yum yum these would be wonderful, can't wait for holidays to do more cooking.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on November 10, 2011, 10:22:39 pm
Gosh, I didn't time myself Hally but probably close to an hour including cooking time.  Doesn't take long to cut the pastry and fill the holes - takes longer to put the filling into the pastry shells.  Well worth the effort though.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: shanmac on November 11, 2011, 12:16:46 am
Wow they look amazing & sound easy to make. I can't wait to get my Thermie only 4 more sleeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shan
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on December 03, 2011, 06:26:20 am
Judy - Superb!!!

In no need for making the little tarts, I made it in my long tart tin. I used 130g mushrooms, the rest as in the recipe and it worked a treat.  I guess the only other change was I used marinated feta, not sure how much; whatever was left in the bottle,  I just drained and crumbled up over the tart, herbs, pepper and all.  

I baked for 25 mins, then removed from tart tin and put back for another 5 mins.  

I served with a simple salad with a little Italian dressing.  The sweetness of the onions and the dressing on the salad really complimented each other.  Nicest meal I've had for a while.  :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Very%20New%20Savoury/IMG_1011.jpg)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: cookie1 on December 03, 2011, 06:58:02 am
Wow JulieO. You do such lovely photographs. The food looks delicious too.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on December 03, 2011, 07:37:00 am
Thanks Cookie, if you haven't made this yet, I suggest giving it a go, really nice.  :D
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2011, 11:44:10 am
Julie, that tart looks a real winner.  Thanks for showing an alternative to finger food tarts. I have some caramelised onion leftovers and all I need to buy is mushrooms and I'll make this tart and freeze it for next week's visitor.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 03, 2011, 01:08:43 pm
Superb photo Julie  8) Thanks for bumping the recipe,I tend to forget about these wonderful recipes. :-)) Big thanks to Judy as well for another tried,test and flavoursome recipe. :-* :-*
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on December 03, 2011, 01:52:19 pm
No worries Judy, thankyou for posting these lovely easy recipes.  ;D

Thank you too Cornish.  :D
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: courton on December 04, 2011, 06:58:14 am
Judy, they look delish! Do they freeze well? Great to make for parties beforehand...
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: cookie1 on December 04, 2011, 07:31:26 am
Thanks Cookie, if you haven't made this yet, I suggest giving it a go, really nice.  :D

On next weeks menu plan.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 04, 2011, 09:03:41 am
Courton, I haven't frozen these tarts yet but I have never had a problem with freezing tiny party quiches or tarts - they all freeze well.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Vivaroo on December 04, 2011, 09:59:58 am
Hi JD,
I've never frozen tarts or quiches so if you could pass on your wisdom  :)  do you just cook them entirely, then freeze, then do you have to defrost or do you put straight in the oven?  If left to thaw out I imagine they'd need oven time or they would be too soggy?  I'm looking to make these tarts but not so mini, say "normal" muffin pan size.  Another freezer question, what say I just par-bake the tart cases, then freeze, that might work?  I find the pastry part the most fiddly and would rather do ahead of time. 

Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: fundj&e on December 04, 2011, 10:08:12 am
i would fully cook them then freeze and with out defrosting Vivaroo, the filling will be hot when you make it just needs setting in the oven
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 04, 2011, 10:31:32 am
Viv, over the years I have made dozens of tiny quiches to take to parties.  I freeze them cooked but not too brown to allow for additional heating time later.  I have reheated from both frozen and thawed, it seems to make no difference but I have never served them straight out of the freezer. They can be made a couple of days in advance and eaten cold (although I prefer them hot) but once frozen I would always reheat them
If you are using bought pastry sheets, you may as well keeping going and finish off the recipe in it's entirety.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Wonder on December 04, 2011, 10:40:42 am
I haven't made these particular tarts but I make a lot of mini quiches and keep in the freezer. I normally cook them until about 3/4 done and then reheat straight from the freezer. We all mmuch prefer them warm.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Vivaroo on December 04, 2011, 10:51:10 am
Thank you!
A few picnics & breakup parties usual for this time of year, and trying to plan ahead with the cooking as best I can.  I love quiches and want to try these tarts as well, and the only way I can possibly make everything is by doing after work during the week. But I'm a terrible planner, so see what the week brings, might be bringing bought dip & chips.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 05, 2011, 05:35:26 am
Made this as a tart like JulieO's today to use up some caramelised onions and feta I had. I used 3 eggs and parsley instead of thyme.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on December 05, 2011, 08:06:13 am
Looks just like mine Judy, did you enjoy it like this?  :)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 05, 2011, 08:55:00 am
I've made it for tea tomorrow night Julie.  We are babysitting at Glenelg and my friend from Brisbane is coming to DD's house (she hasn't seen their latest house) then home with us for 3 nights.  We don't get home until 6.30 so I needed to have something ready for a quick meal.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on December 05, 2011, 11:47:15 am
Sounds like you'll have a lovely day/evening.  I love Glenelg and we always stay there when visiting Adelaide.  :D
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: cookie1 on December 06, 2011, 05:38:43 am
I remember standing on the jetty at Glenelg years ago as someone had said the world was going to end and that was where it would happen or something similar. I love the tram into the city.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on December 06, 2011, 05:57:39 am
All the years of going to Glenelg and I haven't once been on the tram.  :-))  They are all new ones now and Glenelg has changed heaps.  Has such a good atmosphere, we love it.  :D
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Vivaroo on December 09, 2011, 10:54:16 pm
JD the only problem with these mini tarts are they're too delicious and I don't want to share!  I made 24 last night for a picnic today, 18 are left and, as luck would have it, the picnic is cancelled due to the rain  ;D 
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 09, 2011, 11:04:14 pm
How wonderful for you Viv, now you can eat the rest  ;D

JulieO, I can't believe you have stayed at Glenelg so often and never been to the city on the tram. 

Cookie, you were part of history the day you were at Glenelg.  Read the full story here. (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/moments-in-time-tidal-wave/story-e6frea83-1111112447150)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on December 10, 2011, 12:57:10 am
I know Judy, weird hey?  I will make it a prioritory when we next stay.  ;D
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: cookie1 on December 10, 2011, 07:56:41 am
Judy, thank  you for finding that.  :-*I thought it must have been January for us to be over there.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: courton on December 19, 2011, 10:13:21 pm
I made these last night as a home trial since I promised to make these for a big Xmas lunch. They were delish and have frozen half of them to test out how well they freeze (as per your instructions...three quarters cooked). The question I have is can I use any other less fattening base since a lot of people seem to be watching their weight? What would work well for preparing beforehand and taking to a "do".
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: cookie1 on December 20, 2011, 06:53:13 am
I used short pastry as my base. That does have a little less fat in it. You could try a few layers of filo pastry.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 20, 2011, 10:36:32 am
These are only tiny courton so people could restrict themselves to just 1 or 2 but Cookie's suggestion of filo is a lower fat option.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: courton on December 20, 2011, 11:13:09 am
Thank you. Shall try short pastry and see how I go...
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: courton on December 26, 2011, 12:53:28 am
Well I must say this was an absolute hit... made with puff and short crust pasty... yummy. Will be making it again and again. Thank you for a delish recipe.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 26, 2011, 01:00:46 am
Glad they all liked them courton.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: greenie on January 02, 2012, 06:34:16 am
I make a little finger food tart that my kids call mini-pizzas with caramelised onion - a round of short crust pastry, par-baked, topped with caramelised red onion (with balsamic & brown sugar), topped with chevre or sheeps feta & reheated, then sprinkled with lemon zest & lemon thyme.  Pretty fancy mini-pizzas!!  ;)

Anyway, I've tried to caramelise the onions in the TMX before with no luck but after seeing your recipe Judy, I gave it another bash and it worked a treat!  Thankyou!  I used 1kg of red onions, cooked on 90C for 30 mins and varoma for another 30.  The TMX jug was almost full but it reduces down to nothing doesn't it!
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on January 02, 2012, 08:34:27 am
Glad to inspire you greenie, I wouldn't do my onions any other way these days.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: spektor on April 09, 2012, 07:22:06 am
These were delicious. The guests gave them 10 out of 10. Thanks Judy.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on April 09, 2012, 07:27:41 am
That's great spektor - got to keep those guests happy so they come back for more  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Brumington on November 23, 2012, 05:26:18 am
I made these with shortcrust pastry. Well worth the effort. I'd like to make them a bit bigger next time. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/23/e5a5ebus.jpg)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Wonder on November 23, 2012, 05:50:25 am
They look fantastic. Really need to give them a go but just not enough time to get everything done.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on November 23, 2012, 06:55:21 am
I've made them mini size and a bit bigger Brumington and my preference is for the bite sized mini version.  Something to do with filling ratio to pastry I think.  Yours look great.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Kimmyh on November 23, 2012, 09:13:26 am
Oh they look lovely brummington.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 23, 2012, 06:28:35 pm
These look fabulous.
Great for nibbles with drinks.
On the Christmas menu  ;)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Brumington on November 23, 2012, 08:50:32 pm
Thank you! They were a massive hit at my party last night. I already have an order placed for some from my next door neighbour!
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Greyhoundmum on November 24, 2012, 02:11:12 am
Hi Judy  do you think that this mixture would be enough if i used one quiche tin rather than made little ones.  I have a nice rectangular quiche tin and when cool the tart can be sliced into fingers.  Love the taste of caramelised onions but i do like then browned so i will do them on the cooktop while TMX is busy with something else. cant wait to try this
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on November 24, 2012, 03:56:09 am
I don't see why not GHM, the mixture should cover the base and if the egg mixture isn't enough, just double it.
Title: Re: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: deedub on December 15, 2012, 03:54:31 am
I made these today to take to a function on Monday night. Would they be all right in the fridge for a couple of days or should I freeze them JD? They're yum, by the way!
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 15, 2012, 04:40:16 am
Either way they will still be OK but if it was me deedub, I would freeze them.  You never know what is going to happen between now and Monday night and if you don't end up going for some reason .....IYKWIM or is that just me who never knows from one day to the next what is going to happen  :D 
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: cookie1 on December 15, 2012, 07:01:57 am
We loved these. I thought I had posted before. I made them as small quiches. We loved them. I am making a mini batch this week for DD's
Christmas function. They have all requested savoury. I think I might put some fudge in too.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/15/jejyqa3a.jpg)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: JulieO on December 15, 2012, 09:28:27 am
They look lovely Cookie.  I must make this again soon, it was really nice.  :D
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Kimmyh on December 15, 2012, 09:32:08 am
I must try these they sound lovely.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: mab19 on December 17, 2012, 02:03:31 am
I made caramelised onions for the first time this morning using some red onions that DS brought home from the market.  I sliced up 5 onions put a dash of water in the bottom of TMX added the onions with 50g olive oil, 30g brown sugar & 30g balsamic vinegar.  Cooked them for 30mins 90deg speed 1 then upped the temperature to varoma for another 30mins.  They taste wonderful.  I don't think they will last long enought for me to make any tarts. :)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on December 17, 2012, 03:04:07 am
Margaret, when I buy onions in bulk I make several batches of caramelised onions, freeze them flat pack ziplock bag and you can then just break off what you want if you are having a sausage sizzle or to add to a recipe.  It is one of the handiest things to have in the freezer all prepared and ready to go.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: mab19 on December 17, 2012, 04:36:12 am
Thanks for that Judy.  DH has already been into them and declared them a hit.  I will make another batch and this week and do as you suggest. 
Title: Re: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Greyhoundmum on February 24, 2013, 06:51:10 am
Made this lovely tart today with the cream cheese pastry from this forum. i added some basil and some parmesan too.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/24/e9adyda2.jpg)
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Wonder on February 24, 2013, 07:35:03 am
I made these for the first time yesterday and they were all eaten at the event I took them to. Great recipe Judy.
Title: Re: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: judydawn on February 24, 2013, 07:38:06 am
That's nice to hear Wonder, glad they went down well.
Title: Caramelised Onion & Mushroom Tarts - ideal finger food
Post by: Kimmyh on June 23, 2013, 12:25:03 pm
Finally made this recipe today and it is delicious. Used with cookies cream cheese pastry in a 20cm round quiche. Great recipe will be making again.
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Post by: judydawn on June 23, 2013, 12:29:14 pm
Yum. That looks delicious Kimmy.
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Post by: Kimmyh on June 23, 2013, 12:32:24 pm
Thanks Judy. It's a great recipe.
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Post by: Thermesa on June 24, 2013, 10:03:03 am
I'll have to give this one a go. DH loves to order a caramelised onion tart. I'll probably hold of on the mushroom though. Will it be missed?
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Post by: judydawn on June 24, 2013, 10:28:45 am
Perhaps you would need to increase the amount of caramelised onion to make up for the missing mushrooms Thermesa.  There are many recipes online for caramelised onion tarts so perhaps you could google and work out your quantities from there but I think you would need to at least double the onion.
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Post by: Kimmyh on June 24, 2013, 11:07:40 am
I think this would work with some semi dried tomatoes instead of the mushrooms.
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Post by: Thermesa on June 24, 2013, 12:21:00 pm
Looking forward to giving it a try.
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Post by: mcmich on July 07, 2013, 09:14:26 am
Do it Thermesa. These have taken on a life of their own in my neck of the woods. I make them for every work event. Have made probably 20 dozen for parties etc.  :)
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Post by: goldfish on July 07, 2013, 09:27:41 am
Mich - how well do they last overnight and how would you store them if they're made one evening to be consumed the next?  :-)) ???  haven't tried these yet. I'd like to take them to a meeting later this month - but working that day.  What do you suggest?  Thanks  :-*
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Post by: Thermokitchen on July 20, 2013, 02:16:50 pm
Oh these look amazing!

Look forward to trying them  :)
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Post by: judydawn on July 20, 2013, 02:43:40 pm
GF, just store them in a plastic container once they've cooled down - they will be fine to reheat the next day.  I've made my batch and frozen it for the high tea.
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Post by: jensacook on July 22, 2013, 12:27:18 am
Yum, I would like to make this for hubby to take to work. Can you eat them cold?
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Post by: achookwoman on July 25, 2013, 01:05:10 am
Judy,  these look and sound so delicious.  The ones you froze,   Did you cook them first. ?
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Post by: judydawn on July 25, 2013, 01:37:43 am
Yes I always cook them first Chookie.
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Post by: finitey on October 20, 2013, 04:59:00 am
Lovely recipe, they were very successful! Thanks for sharing, I was incredibly impressed with how well my thermie coped with caramelising onions too!  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 20, 2013, 05:39:22 am
It's a very clever machine finety and will continue to surprise you with what it can do. Thanks for trying this recipe and your review.  I'm glad   you enjoyed them.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 20, 2013, 07:37:50 am
I'm planning on making these next Sunday as we have a meeting here and I provide supper. They will go down very well.
Thanks for bumping them finitey.
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Post by: jo_nz on October 21, 2013, 01:43:12 am
Just made these to take to afternoon tea today.  Lovely!! 

Might also try with blue cheese instead of feta at some stage.
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Post by: judydawn on October 21, 2013, 02:29:18 am
Thanks Jo, hope they go down well, I'm sure they will.  Let us know how they go if you do make them with blue cheese another time.
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Post by: Nikkit on October 21, 2013, 06:08:46 am
Judy, my hubby loves you!  :o

I made these the other night and all I could hear was groans of delight with every mouthful! The kids were wondering what was wrong with their Dad!!
When he finished one he finally said that they were the best yummiest things he had eaten and could I please make more and he loves the person who gave me the recipe!

So I have made more, and I also made up a batch of the onion/mushy mixture and we had it on pizzas the other night as a base (instead of tomato paste)with prawns and feta.
Now that was good!!
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Post by: judydawn on October 21, 2013, 08:46:35 am
Thanks Mr Nikkit, there's nothing like a man who appreciates his food.
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Post by: past94x on October 21, 2013, 09:13:17 am
These look great and such a useful recipe. Thanks JD, so much.
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Post by: goldfish on January 11, 2014, 10:21:21 pm
Made these yesterday ... DD and I polished off half of them... The others are in the freezer.. ;D

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Post by: judydawn on January 12, 2014, 01:18:43 am
That's a safe place for them GF, glad they went down well.
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Post by: mab19 on January 12, 2014, 02:37:11 am
Made these this morning while everyone was out.  OMG they are so nice.  :P :P :P

I made mine a little larger so only got 18, then used the extra pastry and custard to make some with left over ham from  a pizza, small tomatoes from the garden and grated tasty cheese.  The kids preferred these so all the more of the others for DH and me. :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 12, 2014, 09:22:17 am
Made these yesterday ... DD and I polished off half of them... The others are in the freezer.. ;D

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:D :D :D :D
They look lovely GF ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 12, 2014, 01:18:33 pm
Very appetising GF. We have a hard time resisting these. I usually make a batch of Amy's little quiches at the same time and freeze half of each. I try to anyway if they aren't snacked on.  :D :D
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Post by: JulieO on January 12, 2014, 09:09:47 pm
Look lovely Goldfish.  You've reminded me how nice these were, must make again.  :)
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Post by: goldfish on January 12, 2014, 11:39:04 pm
Thanks ;D  Gave DD the ones from the freezer to take home for some guests she was having over... Verdict? "An absolute hit!!!"

Thanks, JD!!!! ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 13, 2014, 01:06:23 am
Did you give her the recipe too GF  :D  Thanks, glad everyone loves these little morsels.
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Post by: goldfish on January 13, 2014, 01:21:26 am
I did indeed, Judy!! ;D
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Post by: goldfish on January 24, 2014, 09:21:45 am
Judy, how long do you think these tarts last in the freezer?
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Post by: judydawn on January 24, 2014, 09:42:33 am
GF I made these 5 weeks in advance for the High Tea at Jo's for the Adelaide forumfest in August.  I vacuum packed them, carefully  ;)
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Post by: mcmich on January 24, 2014, 09:57:02 am
I always have these in the freezer. Took some into work (0600) on Thursday straight from the freezer and by smoko (0900) they were defrosted. Everyone at work just eats them cold, no one heats them up.  :)
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Post by: goldfish on January 24, 2014, 10:17:55 am
Thanks Judy ! :) do you know I've never vac packed anything...time to do it!!!! ;D

Good idea, Mich!! You do spoil your coworkers!! :)
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Post by: goldfish on February 07, 2014, 08:34:20 pm
I've been asked if I can prepare these so that they're gluten free. Finding gluten free pastry hasn't been easy... I found that C***s carries a line of gf pastries but, of course, no store near me stocks it. :(   One store (about 20 minutes away) has the gf short crust  but not the puff pastry.   Are there any thoughts as to how this substitution might work??
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Post by: judydawn on February 08, 2014, 02:19:58 am
I can't see why not GF, I used to make tiny quiches with shortcrust pastry.  I have no experience with gluten free pastry though, what it tastes like or how it cooks up but it must work or they wouldn't sell it surely?
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Post by: Kayc on February 08, 2014, 04:34:47 am
My DD uses a GF pastry from Coles to make egg and bacon pies in the pie maker.  Works perfectly, though the pastry is a little hard to manage as it is softer.  Grandson 14y loves them.  She puts them into the freezer, then later he thaws one in the microwave for a min, then puts it into the airfryer to heat up.  He is very happy.
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Post by: goldfish on February 12, 2014, 09:53:49 am
Thanks Judy and Kayc... Not long after I posted the question one of the stores rang back and said they'd found the puff pastry.  Drove up to store,  bought the pastry, back home and baked the tarts for that afternoon.... Would you believe after all that the gf people didn't  turn up!! ;D (there's a lesson in there somewhere!)

Anyway, the other two trays (along with the gf tarts) were hastily consumed by all the other guests .. it really is an amazing recipe!! Thanks again, Judy, for the conversion... It's perfect!!

I don't know if this a new range but if anyone else is looking for gf pastry this is the one I found at Coles.  ... There are also gf pizza bases and short crust pastry....
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Post by: past94x on June 26, 2014, 03:18:29 pm
Just made these for a little buffet party we're going to. I used very small muffin tins and the result is wonderful. They look very good and taste even better. Thanks so much for this recipe. It will be a regular in my kitchen now. Great for nibbles before a dinner party too. I don't like feta, so used grated cheddar instead . Yummy,yummy,yummy!
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Post by: judydawn on June 26, 2014, 03:24:54 pm
Glad you enjoyed them past94x.
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Post by: past94x on June 26, 2014, 04:41:53 pm
They were brilliant. Thank you sooooooooooooo much for posting.
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Post by: judydawn on June 29, 2014, 09:14:22 am
Please note all variations of this recipe have now been included with the recipe itself.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 29, 2014, 09:24:16 am
Great work Judy :-* :-*
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Post by: goldfish on June 29, 2014, 09:46:59 am
Thanks, Judy - brilliant!! Have added these to my recipe file . . . . :-*
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Post by: courton on June 29, 2014, 10:47:38 am
Perfect timing Judy since I was planning to make it as a flan for lunch on Wednesday when I have some friends coming over. One of my favourite recipes!
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 11, 2014, 11:28:33 pm
Wow, Judy! These tarts are...

D E E L I C I O U S S S S !!

Made some for DS9's soccer get together this Saturday. Had a couple of technical issues though.

1. I used my mini muffin pan which has 4 cm diameter circle at the top. The 6.5cm pastry had some bits sticking up 😁

2. Two puff pastries could only give me 20 circles. Had to do some patching with bits of leftover pastries. How many circles can you get from each puff pastry?

One of my pans had 9 holes only. So I used a regular muffin pan for 2 of the tarts, which gave us a chance to try these tasty morsels 😋😋


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Post by: JulieO on August 11, 2014, 11:55:13 pm
Ohhh yum Bee.  I could pop one of them in my mouth now (even if I'm eating porridge at the mo)  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on August 12, 2014, 01:28:07 am
Lovely photo BZB, glad you enjoyed them. My mini muffin pan has 24 holes which are 5 cm across and 2.5cm deep.  You will need to cut your circles smaller for the sized pan you have. Are you using Pampas pastry, it measures 23.5 cm square. 
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 12, 2014, 02:46:28 am
I used Borg's puff pastry, Judy, which measures 24.5 cm. I must be doing something wrong when I cut the circles out.

3 circles in a row, next to each other. 9 circles without patchwork. The others are mix and match of the scraps. But still good, as they held up. Hahaha.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on August 12, 2014, 08:34:44 am
Great food BZB 8)
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 12, 2014, 09:08:13 am
Thanks CC xx
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Post by: Kimmyh on August 12, 2014, 10:40:32 am
I had exactly the same problem BZB.
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Post by: cookie1 on August 12, 2014, 01:33:31 pm
BZB they look lovely.
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 12, 2014, 03:10:21 pm
Thanks, Cookie.

Kimmy, how did you solve your problem? 😄
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Post by: achookwoman on August 12, 2014, 11:19:50 pm
BZB,  lovely photo of these tasty morsels.
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Post by: Kimmyh on August 13, 2014, 10:53:21 am
I made up patched ones like you BZB and used them as taste tests! Next time I will just use another sheet of pastry and turn the leftovers into matchsticks or palmiers.
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 13, 2014, 01:41:49 pm
Thanks Chookie 😄

Kimmy, what are matchsticks and palmiers?
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Post by: cookie1 on August 14, 2014, 12:20:23 pm
Matchsticks are two layers of puff pastry with jam and cream between them and dusted with icing sugar.
They can have custard in too. Here is a link to a Matchsticks recipe. http://www.aww.com.au/food/recipes/2003/10/matchsticks/
Palmers can be sweet or savoury and are puff pastry, spread with something and folded in a special way. I'll try and find some photos.
Here is a link to some Palmier photos. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=palmiers+recipe&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 15, 2014, 04:22:25 am
Love it, love it,love it 😄😃

Matchsticks and palmiers are fantastic ideas, Kimmy. Thanks for the links, Cookie 😘

Going to serve the tarts tomorrow. Will pop them in the airfryer.

Has anyone tried reviving the tarts in airfryer before? Settings? Would like to be very safe and avoid disasters 😁

Otherwise, I will use oven settings and reduce by 20c. What temp do you use for the oven for frozen tarts?
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Post by: judydawn on August 15, 2014, 08:26:26 am
I'd probably do them in the oven at 180oC BZB, don't overcook them or have the heat too high or they will dry out too much.
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Post by: BeezeeBee on August 15, 2014, 09:12:27 am
Thanks Judy xx
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Post by: Kimmyh on August 15, 2014, 12:26:33 pm
Thanks Chookie 😄

Kimmy, what are matchsticks and palmiers?
Sorry for not replying sooner. Been a little busy. Thanks cookie for explaining and providing the links.
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Post by: Alexis on August 23, 2014, 04:46:59 am
Exactly what I needed for this evening! JudyDawn to the rescue again. ;D
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Post by: BeezeeBee on September 08, 2014, 10:17:42 am
Made another batch of these phenomenal tarts. DH going to Melbourne tomorrow. He will pass them to my sis.

I've warned him not to gobble them up 😁

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Post by: judydawn on September 08, 2014, 12:22:58 pm
Can you trust him to get them there all accounted for BZB  ;)  They look wonderful, you do the recipe justice indeed.
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Post by: Kimmyh on September 08, 2014, 12:26:52 pm
They look perfect BZB.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 08, 2014, 12:48:50 pm
Just perfect BZB 8)
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Post by: BeezeeBee on September 08, 2014, 01:12:43 pm
Judy, I'd better ask sis to take picture of tarts and send to me 😜

Thanks Kimmy and CC  😄
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Post by: JulieO on September 08, 2014, 10:46:48 pm
Delicious Bee!
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Post by: BeezeeBee on September 09, 2014, 09:16:01 am
Thanks Julie 😃
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Post by: cookie1 on September 09, 2014, 01:20:01 pm
I hope he doesn't share them with the plane staff, they look so lovely.
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Post by: BeezeeBee on September 09, 2014, 02:15:02 pm
Cookie, my sis just counted the tarts. All there 😄 DH did well 👍
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Post by: trudy on September 10, 2014, 04:17:49 am
They look yummy!!!