Friday, 29 March 2013

Cheese And Onion Triangles

cheese and onion bakes
Cheese And Onion Goodness
In an effort to not replicate my original Cheese Straws I've been really inventive in thinking up alternate shapes and sizes for my various Cheese Bites. As you can see I've gone wild making some Triangles and previously I even went as far as Twists! You may have seen them. My visual creativity knows no bounds.

Have to say, these are really, really lovely. A perfect balance between the cheese and onion with a soft and light texture that almost melts in the mouth. Very moreish.



manchego gruyere and onion bakes
Close Up
To make around 24 depending on size.

Ingredients:

100g Doves Farm Plain Flour
25g Butter (room temperature)
1 Large Egg
1 Slightly Heaped Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
1 Small Onion
100g Manchego
30g Gruyere
Pinch of Sea Salt
Oil For Greasing The Baking Tray (groundnut or corn are ideal, minimum flavour)

Directions:
  • Cut the butter into cubes and put into a bowl
  • Add the flour, rub that and the butter between your fingers until you get a breadcrumb type consistency
pastry crumbs
Crimble Crumble (Anyone Who Gets The TV Reference, Well Done)
  • Break an egg into a bowl, add salt and whisk
  • Add to the butter and flour
whisked egg and pastry crumbs
Wet And Dry Mix
  • Use a spoon to mix together to form a paste
pastry paste
The Glutenite's Manly Spoon
  • Peel and finely chop the onion
finely chopped onion
No Tears
  • Heat a frying pan on high, add the oil then cook the onion until soft, stirring occasionally
fried onion
Sweetness To Compliment The Cheese
  • Drain on a couple of sheets of paper towel to remove excess oil
fried onion draining on paper towel
Unwanted Grease Be Gone
  • Grate the cheese
grated manchego and gruyere cheese

  • Add the cheese to the butter, flour and egg paste
pastry paste and cheese
Spot The Spoon
  • Add the onion
cheese onion bake ingredients
Going To Be Yum
  • Use your hands to mix all the ingredients into a smooth ball of dough
  • Leave to rest for 10 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 180C (200 non fan ovens)
cheese onion pastry ball
It's going To Taste So Good
  • Flour (GF) a chopping board and roll out until 5mm thick
rolled out cheese onion pastry
Rough Roll
  • Smooth the edges by pressing into the dough with a pastry scraper
smooth edged cheese onion pastry
Quite Neat For Me
  • Use the pastry scraper to cut the triangles
cheese onion triangles
Bit Random, Like Me
  • When you've cut all the triangles grease a baking tray
  • Use the pastry scraper to lift the triangles from the chopping board
  • Place onto the baking tray
cheese onion pastry triangles baking tray
I Was On The Phone When I Took This Awful Photo, Multitask Fail
  • Bake for 10 minutes
baked cheese onion triangles
Just Out Of The Oven

I love these, I used to get something very similar in taste from a bakery when I was at school and full of gluten. Cheese and Onion works so well together, you really can't go wrong with these if you like both of those ingredients. 

That's it for my latest baking efforts, I do intend to do more but it's utter temptation that I could do without. I can't resist savoury baked goods. 

Happy Easter!

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