Thursday, 1 March 2018

Caerphilly Cheese Tart Recipe & Welsh Hamper Giveaway!

To celebrate St David's day (that's today if you didn't know!) I've teamed up with Food & Drink Wales to highlight the wealth of fabulous food and drink that comes out of Wales! In this post I'll be showing you how to make a Caerphilly cheese tart, with traditional Caerphilly cheese which has recently won a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status! I've also got a special giveaway for my lovely readers worth £50! Read on to find out more!

Caerphilly Cheese Tart Recipe

This recipe makes for a lovely light lunch or starter, it takes about 40 minutes to prepare (including 20 minutes cooking time) and it serves six. The recipe is extremely easy to follow and it's pretty fool-proof, I also have to say that it was very delicious!

What you'll need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
15g butter (Welsh is best if possible!)
2 large red onions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons of light muscivado sugar
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinega
450g ready-made puff pastry
100g Caerphilly cheese, crumbled
1/2 red and 1/2 yellow pepper, sliced
75g black olives, pitted and chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon of olive oil (for the dish before putting in the oven)
Some shredded basil leaves to garnish (optional)
Some plain flour for rolling out the pastry

Chopping knife
Medium/large Frying pan
30 x 22cm baking tray (approximately)

The recipe:

1) Preheat your oven to 200°C/ fan oven 180°C/ Gas 6.

2) Heat the butter and 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and then add the onions. Season with salt and pepper and fry for roughly 10 minutes until caramelised. Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar and cook for a further 10 minutes, until the juices are reduced and syrupy. Leave to cool (5 minutes or so)

3) Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and use it to line a 30 x 22cm baking tray.

4) Cover the pastry with the onion mixture and scatter over the crumbled cheese, peppers and olives. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the dish.

5) Bake for 20 minutes until the pastry is risen, golden and the base is crisp. Scatter over the basil leaves and cut into six portions.

Welsh Hamper Giveaway

Wouldn't it be wonderful to win some Welsh goodies? Well here's your chance! I'm going to be running a Twitter competition between today (1st March) and the 8th March, all you need to do is follow @FoodDrinkWales, @BwydaDiodCymru and myself (@MissNickin) and retweet THIS tweet! Best of luck to you all! Only open to people in the UK, competition closes on the 8th March 2018 at 6pm GMT. Winner will be chosen at random. Full Ts&Cs.

Here's the full list of what the giveaway includes:

2 x Penderyn miniatures – Whisky and Gin
Radnor Brecon Smoky Campfire Marmalade
Radnor Brecon Pin Gin Marmalade
Nom Nom Halen Mon Sea Salt Chocolate Bar
Nom Nom Earl Grey Chocolate Bar
2 x Tregroes Toffee Waffles
2 x Tan Y Castell Welsh Cakes
2 x Welsh Brew Tea Bag Sample Packs
Welsh apron
Wicker hamper

If you make this recipe then please let me know how you get on! Alternatively, if you'd like to save it for later then Pin the picture below on Pinterest! If you'd like to see another one of my recipes with Welsh cheese then try these Glamorgan Sausages!

This blog is a collaboration with the Food & Drink Wales.
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