|Piece of onion cheese cake, served on a plate|
A salty shorpastry
250 g flour
1 pinch of salt
150 g butter
40 g butter
300 ml double cream
300 g bacon bits
300 g grated cheese (Emmenthal or Gruyere)
1 Table spoon of corn starch
Salt and pepper to season
300 g natural yogurt
|Ingredients ready for baking|
Sieve the flour in a bowl and add a pinch of salt (go easy on the salt, the filling of the cake will be also salty on top). Open the egg and mix it before you add it to the flour. Then add the butter that you cut in flakes before. Mix everything well to a consistent dough that is smooth and all the ingredients are mixed well together, Wrap everything in a foil and pop the dough for 30 minutes in the fridge.
In the meantime, melt some butter and when hot, add the diced onions and the bacon bits, fry off until the onions are see through and take off from the heat and let them cool down.
In the meantime take a whisk and mix the sour cream, the yogurt with the eggs, the corn starch and the pepper and salt to season as well as the cumin and the cheese. Now add the onion and the bacon bits with the rest and mix it well through and put to the side.
|Mixed filling ready for pouring in the cake form|
Put some flour over a work plate, roll out the dough that you took from the fridge and roll it out. Grease a cake form and lay out the rolled out dough into the cake form. poke some holes in the dough with a fork. Pop this in a preheated oven (at 180 degrees Celsius) and bake the dough blind (without the filling) for about ten minutes. If you have a problem baking blind (sometimes the sides of the dough will collapse inwards), you can put some dried beans or peas in the cake form to keep the dough in shape until the blind baking is over. Now take out the cake and put the filling in the cake form now. Now pop the onion cake back in the oven at 175 degrees Celsius and bake it for approximately 25 minutes. until the top is nice and golden brown.
|Onion cake coming out from the oven|
Serve up with some fresh salad and a glass of fresh wine, a delight. Enjoy