Friday, 15 July 2011


we've been eating a lot of quiche/frittata/tart type dishes. They are quick, easy, yummy and usually use up whatever we have in surplus from our organic fruit and veg box that we get delivered. We've enjoyed a feta, semi sun dried tomato and spinach quiche and a cheese broccoli and cauliflower, just to name a few. The latest one was a Beetroot, Feta and  Onion Tart.

Here's my recipe.

  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry (or make your own)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • Small bunch of beetroot (around 6) with the stalks cut off
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 50 grams Feta (I use Danish)
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used a combination of Rice and Cow's)
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place a baking tray into oven (to sit your quiche pan on).
  2. Wash beetroot. Place in a baking tray (line with foil) drizzle oil and balsamic vinegar over. Cook for 40 min.
  3. Meanwhile line a 3.5cm deep, 23cm (base) loose-base fluted quiche pan with pastry. Trim. Prick base with a fork. Place a sheet of baking paper over pastry. Half-fill with dried beans/rice (whatever you usually blind bake with). Place pan onto hot tray. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove beans/rice. Bake a further 10 minute until slightly golden.
  4. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions. Cook until onions are translucent. Turn off heat and cool.
  5. Remove beetroots when cooked (they will still be firm but able to be pierced easily with a fork) stand aside to cool. Once cool, remove skins and cut into the size you want. (The skin should peel away under water but if you have trouble just use a knife. Don't forget that beetroot stains!!).
  6. Whisk eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place beetroot and onion on to the pastry, crumble the feta over. Pour over egg mixture. Reduce oven to 180°C. Return quiche to hot tray. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Stand for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve!! Great warm or cold the next day : )
Just quickly here are another set of baby pants I whipped up the other day for a precious baby girl. I'm loving the vintage fabric!
Hope to share my SBS blocks soon and the doll I'm making for bub's birthday, which is just around the corner!

What are you working on at the moment?



  1. Hello, I have just found you via Magic Onions! How nice to 'meet' another Australian... looking forward to reading more of your blog!
    Rach x

  2. Thanks for the tart recipe... I'm always happy to see variations I can try out!


  3. wow...that looks delicious...I will try it on the weekend. Love to get great new recipes and love your blog..♥ Jo

  4. Looks great. We are making lots of frittatas and pies at the moment. Will have to try this one!


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