Blue Cheese and Onion Flan Recipe

Blue Cheese and Onion Flan Recipes

Ingredients :

2 tbsp


1 tsp

1.5 cups


3/4 cup



1 tsp

olive oil

red onions, thinly sliced

soft brown sugar

plain flour

cold butter, cubed



blue cheese, crumbled

chopped fresh thyme leaves

Method :
  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan over low heat.
  2. Cook the onion and sugar, stirring, for 45 minutes, or until the onion is caramelized.
  3. Sift the flour into a bowl.
  4. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Make a well in the centre and add 3-4 tbsp cold water.
  6. Mix with a flat-bladed knife, using a cutting action until the mixture gathers in beads.
  7. Gently press together and lift onto a lightly floured surface.
  8. Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to moderate 180C (350F/ Gas 4).
  10. Lightly grease a 22cm loose-based flan tin.
  11. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface, and invert over the tin.
  12. Press in with a small ball of pastry, trim and chill for 10 minutes.
  13. Line the pastry with baking paper and fill with baking beads.
  14. Bake the case on a tray for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove the beads and paper, and bake for 10 minutes, or until pale gold and dry.
  16. Cool, then spread the onion over the pastry base.
  17. Whisk the cream, eggs, cheese, thyme and some pepper, pour over the onion and bake for 35 minutes, or until firm.

Serves 8

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