Flan, tart, quiche... whatever you call it, a pastry base topped with creamy filling or seasonal fruits makes a meal to remember.
A less frugal version of this can be made for a special occasion by substituting 1/2 pint (275ml) cream for the milk.
Maybe the speediest dessert ever, this luscious tart combines hedgerow berries and Bramley apples in a classic pairing that will have you asking for second helpings!
Parmesan cheese pastry, with a filling of Gruyere and onions makes a tart perfect for lunch, a light supper or a picnic.
A new take on a retro classic, this gorgeous tart is full of flavour, with onions, Parmesan cheese and crème fraiche providing plenty of creaminess.
These delightful tartlets contain a combination of melted cheese, lightly sautéed asparagus tips and whole, lightly baked eggs. They are simple to prepare and just need popping into the oven 12-15 minutes before they are served.
It's quite a long time since I made a quiche or tart for entertaining. I feel that serving them individually is prettier and more practical, and people seem to really enjoy them. This recipe contains a base of a very concentrated mixture of fresh mus
Buy some good-quality pastry tartlet cases and you can rustle up this gorgeous dessert or teatime treat in minutes!
These are perfect to serve warm as a dessert, although I personally prefer them chilled. Either way, they just melt in the mouth, with pastry as light as a whisper and a filling of wobbly custard flavoured with vanilla, caramel and cinnamon.
For this recipe – ideal for vegetarians – I use a 7 inch (18 cm) metal pie plate with a rim which is about 1½ inches (4 cm) deep.
The long, slow cooking of red onions and balsamic vinegar gives a lovely sweet, concentrated caramel consistency. These are then spooned into crisp cheese pastry cases and topped with melted goats' cheese and sage.
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