Capricorn, you can't miss it as there is a picture of 'Ethel the goat on the front'...Ethel's a real goat, by the way (one of several goats on that site) and she kindly sent me (and several other food blogging friends) this goats cheese as part of a hamper of goodies to try. Ethel is going to choose the best recipes as part of her Capricorn Challenge and put them on her blog (yes a goat with a blog...Ethel is on Twitter too @Ethelthegoat!) and she will award a prize to the ultimate best recipe of all when she's sampled all her favourite ones. Well Ethel my little
Please take a minute to look at the Capricorn site, its a real hoot and there are lots of competitions to enter (even for some lovely handmade knitted items made in Somerset), there are also recipes and lots of information about Somerset goats cheeses.
1 packet of Capricorn goats cheese
1 packet cooked baby beetroot - sliced in half
1 red onion sliced
sprigs fresh thyme
1 tbsp honey
1 desert spoon balsamic vinegar
1 packet ready made butter puff pastry
a few sliced walnuts
this will make 4 small tart tatins or one large one
2. Pre-heat the oven to 180C fan. Grease the tins, I used two small (child sized) spring form sponge cake tins, use a larger tin if you make one tart tatin.
3. Add the cooked beetroot and onion mix to the base of each tin, its best if you get the round side of the beets facing down into the tin if you can.
5. Put the tins on to a baking sheet and put in the oven and bake for 25 minutes and until the pastry is golden brown on top.
6. Once the tarts are cooked remove from the oven and get another baking sheet ready, at the same time pre-heat the grill to a medium heat.
8. Slice the goats cheese into four and place a slice on the centre of each tart. Pop the baking tray and tarts under the grill for a few minutes to brown and melt the cheese.
9. To serve drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sliced walnuts.
You can serve these with anything you like but I had a salad and a home-made salad dressing with mine. These tartes were amazing, the sweetness of the beets and red onions combined with the flavour of melted goats cheese was divine!
With thanks to Ethel for the Capricorn goats cheese and the lovely hamper...this is not a sponsored post other than the food items sent to me to make this dish were given freely but not as part of any demands for a positive review.