As part of my Upside Down Cooking series over on instagram I’ve created this Beetroot, Red Onion and Goats Cheese Upside Down Tart. I absolutely love beetroot. It has such an earthy flavour but can be quite sweet when slowly roasted with a little honey and cheese. Goats Cheese compliments it perfectly and the upside down process makes it a little fun as well as a little nerve-wracking as you attempt that flip!
- 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry
- Olive oil
- honey – I used Rowse Greek Honey
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh thyme
- Red Onion – thinly sliced
- Beetroot – cut into thin wedges. I used the pre-cooked vacuum-packed kind. Cooked in water, no vinegar!
- goats cheese
- 1 egg – beaten
You’ll need a large baking tray, lined with a piece of parchment paper. I always use the Nordicware ‘naturals’ baking sheet. Pre-heat your oven to 200C / 392F
You will also need a round plate that fits your baking tray and most importantly is no larger than the width of the pastry sheet. Lay the plate onto the parchment and draw a line around it to mark the shape of the plate. (I use a food-safe pencil for this.)
Within the circle, drizzle a little olive oil onto the baking parchment, then some honey. Season this with salt, pepper and a sprinkling of fresh thyme.
Leaving a 1cm boarder all the way round, lay a few onion slices onto the oil, followed by the beetroot wedges. I prefer a haphazard placement method as I think it looks better but feel free to create a pattern with your vegetables. Crumble some goats cheese on top. Season the top with salt and pepper.
Roll out your puff pastry sheet and using the same plate, cut out a round. Lay the puff pastry round over the top and brush with beaten egg. Seal the edges of the pie with a spoon and cross-hatch the top with a knife.
Bake for 35 mins or until the pastry its darkly golden. Allow it to rest for 5 mins, then lay a board or plate over the top and carefully flip it over. You may want to slide it back into the baking tray and pop it back into the oven for a few minutes to get a little more golden on top.
Crumble to top with more goats cheese and season with salt and pepper.
For more tart recipes, check these out on Dom in the Kitchen.
Eat and of course, enjoy!