Olive and Caramelised Onion Tart



I have two good news for you today. Do you remember when I talked about a delicious savoury tart recipe, I wanted to share with you? I was going on holiday, and a week before that, I was too busy to cook, photograph and write. Well, I actually photographed a lot. But let's get back to the news. The first good news is, that I didn't forget about the recipe, and I have it for you today! And the second good news is, I can finally tell you the reason why I was busy.


I was working on my first commercial photos! Yay! I can tell you, it felt absolutely fantastic to see my pictures in a Prague Palladium Magazine. Forgive me if I sound like I'm boasting, but I was so happy and wanted to share this joy with you.
My photos were featured in a food chapter of the spring/summer 2010 issue. The Magazine's primary purpose is to present clothing brands production and original Czech design. Magazine is produced by non-profit Association CZECHDESIGN.CZ, whose main idea and aim are to support quality Czech design both at home and abroad.


Photographing these pictures was an absolutely new experience for me and I've enjoyed it a lot! In fact, I wasn't the only one who enjoyed it. I felt tired and a bit despaired after my third attempt to cook Thai Tom Yum soup , but P. kept asking if he could eat it! :) Honestly, I was very happy over his appetite, as I didn't feel like eating it at all!

I must say, that I'm very grateful for the wonderful opportunity to photograph these pictures. I learned a lot and had fun.

Oh yes, the tart! Here it is.



I know I post the recipe more than a month or so later than I planned. However, it is a good time to share it with you, after all. Since by the calendar spring has finally come, that means the picnic season is coming soon. And this savoury tart is an ideal picnic food as it is delicious both warm and cold.


The main ingredients for this tart is red onion, but you don't need to worry about your bad breath. I simply love the onion here because the sugar and vinegar give it a scrumptious sweet and sour taste with a rich caramelised aroma.


This tart is not very photogenic because it gets quite dark during baking. But you can believe me, it has a fantastic taste! A strong flavour of anchovies and kalamata olives wonderfully complement the taste of the caramelised onion. I think you will either love or hate this tart. I definitely love it!





Olives and caramelised onion tart
Serves 4

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6 large red onions, peeled and sliced
50ml balsamic vinegar
50ml white wine vinegar
70g cane sugar
salt and freshly ground pepper

500g puff pastry, divided into two pieces
65g kalamata olives, pitted and halved
12 anchovy fillets
12 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 egg yolk

1. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and fry the onion for about 20-25 minutes, until slightly golden and caramelised. Add both vinegars, sugar, salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion mixture thickens.

2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out both pieces of the pastry into a rectangle. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper.

3. Divide the onion mixture between both pieces and place the olives, anchovies and thyme on top. Fold the pastry edges over the filling.

4. Brush the edges with the egg yolk and bake in preheated oven to 200C for about 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.


31 comments :

  1. Ah! The tart looks so delicious, Sari! And congratulations on your first article! YAY! :)

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  2. Congratulations to you! The olive tart sounds fantastic, and your photographs are quite lovely!

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  3. Congratulations! The layout is just gorgeous. You did an amazing job. And I love the way you composed this tart photo. It has a lot of richness and depth and looks incredibly appetizing.

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  4. Congratulation Sari, all of your hard work is paid off. I am not surprise at all, your photographs are amazing.

    Onion and olive tart sounds delicious!

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  5. @Ria Mathew - Thank you! I'm soooo happy! :)

    @kellypea -The tart tastes better than it looks, really :) Thank you!

    @El - Thank you El. So glad you like it! :)

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  6. they are beauties, not too dark at all. congratulations, again. x shayma

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  7. Stunning! Amazing! How have I not met your blog before this? GREG

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  8. Not boasting, sharing! What great news, you deserve it, your photos are definitely good enough to pay for.
    I don't think the tart looks unphotogenic but maybe it's just that you've composed everything so beautifully.

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  9. Beautiful! Strong and bold flavors, I like it. I made caramelized red onion pizza last week, and got hooked to the flavor again. This tart sounds perfect for the weekend. I can see how olives and anchovy fillets work amazing with the onions, for sure.

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  10. gorgeous tart sari - love carmelized onions and veggies paired with crispy buttery puff pastry!

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  11. I made a tart yesterday (from puff pastry) but with spinach, beetroot, mascarpone and garlic on the top. It was very good. Yours is fantastic too!
    Congratulations on the article! Is it going to be more? :)

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  12. A mouthwatering tart! Perfect for the warmer days...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  13. Congratulations! Looks truly wonderful, as does the tart! :)

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  14. Yay Sarka! I am truly so happy to hear your wonderful news! Great photographers such as yourself deserve to be recognized!! Here's to more wonderful recipes like this tart AND more commercial work!

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  15. Congrats honey for such a wonderful start to many more opportunities. these flavor combinations are absolutely fantastic and making my mouth water!

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  16. This looks delicious. What do you think I could substitute for the anchovies?

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  17. this looks and sounds so delicious! Would love to try this tart!

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  18. Well done on getting your photos published, it's very well deserved. The tart looks delicious, I especially love that photo of the red onions looking like rosy globes.

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  19. Yiheeepeee...peee, wonderful news, it is so pleasing to see talent recognized, well done you.

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  20. First of all congratulations on your first commercial photoshoot!! How fabulous that must have felt..:)) And it looks great too!
    Then I think you have managed to make the dark tart look quite appetizing so nothing wrong with the way it looks! In fact; can I have a slice?

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  21. This must be delicious, but i am afraid of the colour... My visitors will be surprised!

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  22. Sarka dear...........congratulations!!!!!!!!! What an honour......to have your beautiful photos grace a magazine! Superb again. This tart looks delish.....maybe I'll make it for dinner tonight!!!!! LOL

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  23. Oh dear I'm late to this news, but congratulations all the same!! It is such a big deal and something I can only dream about :) You've inspired me! I love caramelized onions and the way you styled these pictures. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  24. Congrats, Sarka! You are so talented and the photos look fantastic. This tart also looks just the perfect light lunch for the warmer weather. Perfection.

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  25. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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  26. Now that is a nice looking tart!

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  27. i love all of your photos in this post! especially the diptych in particular.

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  28. Gorgeous photos of a delightful treat featuring two of my favorite ingredients. Delicious!

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  29. I just found your blog, and have to tell you that your photos are stunning. Congrats on your first pro gig! Well deserved by the look of the photos I've seen.

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  30. Congratulations on your first professional shoot - that's great news! And the tart looks heavenly - reminds me a lot of the pissaladiere that you get in the south of France :)

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