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Nadiya Hussain's Ploughman's Cheddar and Onion Marmalade Tart

Nadiya Hussain's Ploughman's Cheddar and Onion Marmalade Tart


A trip to England yields a great recipe from a Prize Winning Baker

Short Crust Pastry with a shot of Paprika is covered in spicy onion marmalade and a rich cheddar custard.

A couple of weeks ago, this reporter returned from “A Cheddar Odyssey”, an offering from Cheese Journeys, who, as their name implies, runs tours that combine Culture, Exploration and Cheese. The glories of the English countryside are punctuated with days of wonderful food, wine and drink, great companionship and unbelievable access to people whose lives are completely wrapped in creating superb cheese, ciders, charcuterie and even English wine. (See their link at the bottom of the page and plan your own Cheese Journey).

My first adventure began before I’d even arrived in England. Reviewing the Video offerings on Virgin Atlantic, I was delighted to find one of particular interest to me. It starred Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the 3rd season of The Great British Baking Show, one of our must-see TV programmes. Despite her name and her Muslim faith, Nadiya is resolutely English, born in Luton to Bangladeshi parents. Her gift to baking is her use of ingredients from her culture. She’s been so successful she was named one of England’s 500 Most Influential People by Debrett’s in 2017. She was even invited to bake a birthday cake to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90 birthday.

“Nadiya’s British Food Adventure” was an 8 part series on BBC where Hussain travelled all over Britain, visiting food producers and then cooking using ingredients she’d discovered on her travels. The one that had me at hello is her recipe for “Ploughman’s Cheese Tart”. Here she extolled the virtues of Cheddar and Pickle Relish in a tart shell she’d spiced with Paprika. Despite “Ploughman” implying some ancient roots, the traditional Ploughman’s Lunch of pub fame is a fairly modern phenomena. In fact, it was invented by an affiliate of J Walter Thompson Advertising to sell more cheese when cheese had fallen out of favor in the 1950s.

“Nadiya’s British Food Adventure” (Michael Joseph 2018) showed up in the first bookstore I could find in Devonshire. And there was her recipe. I did alter it because pickles are prohibited in our kitchen. Instead I used a glorious Onion Marmalade that I’d bought at the very first Cheddar producer we visited.

The Quicke Family have farmed the same 3000 acres since 1540. Mary Quicke is now its 14th generation cheese maker. Not only had we met her, we’d dined with her and her husband, her daughter and her Marketing manager, Tom Chatfield, on our tour. Since USDA strictly prohibits bringing cheese home in one’s luggage, it was quite a find to discover that Quicke’s Cheese is available at Murray’s Cheese Shop which sells it on-line. Unfortunately, the Onion Marmalade is not. But you can find any number of substitutes. I’m about to experiment with Red Pepper Jelly.

The dish most closely resembles a Quiche but one with a surprise sweetness between pastry and custard…that lovely marmalade. It’s not at all hard to make once you’ve got the crust down. Nadiya herself used store bought pastry dough but if I did that I’d be disowned. Feel free to use it yourself. But I’ve included a recipe for the short crust pastry. This is a wonderful lunch with a green salad. It should be eaten lukewarm or cold. Here is Nadiya’s recipe. I’ve helped a little with grams and oz. But the instructions were so wonderfully English, I left them exactly as they were written. For more information on taking your own Cheddar Odyssey, go to www.cheesejourneys.com

Notes

Try to use the best English Cheddar you can afford. Substitute Onion Marmalade with Red Pepper Jelly, Fig Jam--whatever suits your palate.

Ingredients

For the Short Crust

  • 145 Grams Or 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Pound (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons Ice Water

For the Ploughman's Cheddar and Onion Marmalade Tart

  • 1 Tart Shell of Short Crust Pastry
  • 4 Medium Eggs
  • 150 Milliliters or 5 oz. Whole Milk
  • 200 Grams or 7 oz. of Onion Marmalade of any other jam you would serve with Cheddar Cheese
  • 250 Grams Aged Cheddar Cheese grated, preferably English and even better, Quicke's
  • Flour for dusting

Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


Nadiya Hussain's Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart

We're continuously trying to shoehorn goats cheese into every recipe anyway, so imagine our delight at this one including sweet, caramelised onions too.

Nadiya Hussain's caramelised onion and goats cheese tart is perfect as a comforting winter dinner or the centrepiece of your summer garden party. It looks rustic, it combines sweet and savoury flavours and it's much easier to make than you might think.

How to make goats cheese tart

At Red we really relish time in the kitchen but we're also busy women with families, hobbies and friends, so when we can cut corners and still serve up a delicious dish, we're all for it. So this recipe includes pre-made puff pastry, though of course you can make it yourself if you so wish, and then is just a case of creating a sauce to caramelise the onions in and baking.

It's super easy and worth the half an hour baking time - convinced? Just see below for the full recipe.


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