Where have you been? And what the hell is a Basel tart, I hear you cry. Well, Yelp has been keeping me pretty busy (understatement!) – but, if you want the honest truth, this job has made me the happiest I've ever been in a job. It's just so me. I can't explain it any better than that.
As promised however, I wouldn't let this blog die. Thankfully I was contacted by Titan Travel recently who asked me to make a Basel tart and blog about it. I needed that kickstart! Apologies for the delay in posting this as it is technically June's supperclub, but better late than never.
You can read all about the Basel tart over on Titan Travel – but all you really need to know is onion, bacon and Gruyere. Hello dream combination of food! The recipe looked pretty straightforward, just whip up some pastry, cook a filling and stick it in the oven. It actually wasn't that easy when it came to making it (I'm definitely no pastry whizz) and took a little longer than expected, but the results were glorious and incredibly tasty.
The only change I made to the recipe was to add less cheese. The recipe calls for 450g of Gruyere ... that is a hell of a lot of cheese, so I cut it back to more like 300g. The result was still immensely cheesy, so I was glad I did. When I make this again in the future I'd use pre-made pastry as well just to save time. The tart itself is really rich and indulgent – definitely a great dish to make for a treat or if you're having guests over.
Thanks to Titan Travel for providing £15 worth of Waitrose vouchers for me to make this recipe.