Caramelised Onion Tarts
Quick and easy pre-dinner nibbles, or make them larger for lunch - 24 mini tatlets or 8 larger, depending on the size of your muffin tins. Keep them in an airtight container and have them on hand for unexpected guests. You will be able to taste these at the Wairarapa Farmers Market at Queens Birthday Weekend (Saturday)
2 sheets pastry, puff or savoury or home-made
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C, Cut rounds of pastry to fit your mini (or larger) muffin tins. Grease the tins and then push the pastry into the tins neatly. Place a teaspoonful (or more for larger muffin tins) of onion marmalade in the raw pastry cases. Beat together briefly the cream and the eggs, season to taste, and pour a small amount into each tartlet shell. You need to fill almost to the top of the pastry. Bake for 10 minutes for the mini-tartlets, longer for larger ones, or until they are golden brown. Remove the tartlets from the tins and cool on a wire rack. Garnish with sprigs of thyme if you have some (the onion marmalade has thyme in it).