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Caramelised Red Onion Goats Cheese Galette by Chef Shane Smith

Cararmelised Red Onion Goats Cheese Galette

Try a new dish this festive period with a Caramelised Red Onion Goats Cheese Galette, using Calor Customer St. Tola Irish Goat Cheese.

St Tola Irish Goat Cheese is a Burren Eco Tourism Network Member. Calor is delighted to be the lead sponsor of this year’s Burren Food Fayre as part of a 12-month partnership with the Burren Ecotourism Network. Calor announced its 12-month partnership with the Burren Ecotourism Network in earlier this year. It is a commitment to support businesses in the region that are determined to make a difference to the local community and the environment.

Caramelised Red onion St Tola Goats Cheese Galette from Chef Shane Smith


230 grams plain flour

170 grams butter

1 pinch salt

1 egg

4 onions (medium onion)

2 tablespoons rapeseed oil

120 grams brown sugar

 salt and pepper (a good seasoning of both)

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

120 grams St Tola Cheese (Original or Divine)

20 grams chopped hazelnuts

 egg wash

 fresh thyme


For the red onion marmalade, in a saucepan, add the oil and sliced red onions and cook for 10 minutes or until the onions soften down.

To this add the brown sugar and balsamic and turn the heat down and cook this slowly until the liquid has reduced and it reaches a jammy consistency.
Taste for seasoning and chill.

For the galette pastry, in a mixer, blend the flour, butter and salt together.

Once this is mixed, add the egg(s) and mix until a smooth dough is reached.

Wrap and chill until needed.

Preheat your oven to 180C/160C/350C/Gas 4.

To assemble, on a floured surface, roll the galette dough to a 12” circle.
Spoon on the chilled red onion marmalade into the centre, leaving an untouched rim around the edge .

Sprinkle/spoon the St Tola Goats Cheese (Original or Divine) on top and fold in the pastry edge to encase the filling.

Egg wash the edge of the pastry and sprinkle on some chopped hazelnuts & chopped thyme.

Pop into the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until everything is golden brown.