Goats cheese and caramelised onion tart(As seen on Masterchef Celebrity 2010 - Lisa Faulkner won with this as part of her 3 course meal)
Recipe I used is from here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/goats_cheese_and_onion_51943
I previously used ready made puff pastry to make this starter, but making shortcrust pastry makes this more rewarding and rich in taste and texture :) I would definitely recommend this for any special occasion!
Pastry preparation and cooking - make sure you have some baking beans or something similar as this pastry is cooked blind before the filling goes in!
I love making the caramelised onion filling (onion, sugar, butter, balsamic), it smells divine when it's cooking, and tastes even better! I made the goats cheese filling (goats cheese, egg yolk, cream) with spreadable goats cheese instead of crumbly, although I think crumbly would have worked better for texture...
I garnished with spinach leaves, a dash of balsamic, and dried thyme!