Red onion & goats cheese canapés


These delicious bite size tarts are best served warm, fantastic excuse to have some friends over for a catch up and nibbles!

You'll need...
For the cheese pastry
75g butter
200g plain flour
50g mature cheddar
Dried cayenne pepper

For the filling
25g butter
600g red onions, thinly sliced
6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Dried sage
125g goats cheese

To Make...
Make your pastry, Pour the flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs
Grate the cheese into the mixture, add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper
Make into a dough, add a splash of cold water if it is too dry
Put into clingfilm and into the fridge for 30mins
Roll out until it is quite thin into baking paper and cut out circles using a pastry cutter
(I managed to get 30 circles out of it)
Grease a cupcake tray and push the circles into the tray, shape them as you go
Bake for 20 mins at 180oC
Leave to cool on a wire rack

Make the filling, Melt the butter in a large pan and add onions
Add the balsamic vinegar and sage to the pan and stir well
Season well and leave to simmer for 30 mins
Allow to cool

Make your canapés, spoon in some of the onion mixture into the tarts and put them on a lining baking tray.
Roll up a spoonful of goats cheese into a ball and flatten into a disc shape, add to the top of the tarts
Bake them again for 15mins at 180c
Serve straight from the oven and add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for an extra kick

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