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A question about a recipe: Caramelized Onion, Thyme, Proscuitto and Goat Cheese Tart


I have a question about the recipe "Caramelized Onion, Thyme, Proscuitto and Goat Cheese Tart" from baber.How long does it bake?

asked by sue_ann_canvasser almost 5 years ago
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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added almost 5 years ago

Hi there, I believe baber's intent was that you'd just follow the baking directions on the package of frozen puff pastry you choose -- but it should probably take about 10-15 minutes and be nicely browned, thoroughly firm and dry to the touch. It doesn't get baked again after it's assembled.

added almost 5 years ago

The puff pastry is blind-baked. Step 12 instructs the cook to "follow the directions on the box."

added almost 5 years ago

The first sentance says that the puff is "NOT" blind baked. But it does say follow the direction on the box.

added almost 5 years ago

Sorry, I misread. That was before he change it. don't listen to me. What was I thinking anyway Betteirene is always right!

added almost 5 years ago

The original recipe did not call for the pasty to be pre-cooked, and the bottom sheet was always raw w/ only the top of the top sheet actually browning.

By pre cooking the pastry fully before assembling you get the best of both worlds - crisp pastry and hot filling. If you're really feeling daring you can broil the bottom layer after you put the cheese on to really make it gooey. Make sure you let it rest for a few minutes though or it's impossible to slice (major tectonic shiftage).

The only time you should put the whole thing in the oven is if you want to assemble it last minute and your onions are chilled. Honestly it heats up astoundingly well so I'd recommend just fully prepping it the day before and heating it in a low oven the day of service [300 for 1h].