Recipe: Caramelized onion tart with olive oil
The dough is a breeze to prepare, with a light, flaky crumb, and no cooling required.
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OLIVE OIL CARAMELIZED ONION PIE
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
For 4 people
For the olive oil pastry
2 cups (300g) plain flour
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of baking powder
100 ml olive oil
100 ml of lukewarm water
For the onion filling
1 tablespoon of olive oil
500g brown onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
3 anchovies (optional – added for their umami flavor)
200g of feta
Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and make a well. Pour the oil into the well and mix briefly with a fork. Add the water and use the fork to bring the dough together. Pour onto the bench and knead briefly until the dough forms a ball. Return to the bowl, cover with a plate and set aside time to prepare the onions.
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the oil, onions and thyme and sauté for 5 minutes. Lower the heat, add the anchovies and continue cooking for 20-25 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are caramelized. Pour onto a plate to cool.
Preheat the oven to 200 ° C (180 ° C hot air).
Pour the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it into a large round about 4 mm thick. Place on a lined baking sheet. Distribute the caramelized onions over the dough, leaving a space of 3 to 4 cm around the edges. Sprinkle with feta, then fold and crease the sides to make a border. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. Serve the tart hot or cold with a crunchy green salad.
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