Preparing for World Cup
In the meantime, the wife will be happily ensconced in another room watching her favourite Korean drama serials. Not wanting to be a 100% WC-widow though, the dutiful wife will from time to time make her appearance in the living room, hovering at the fringes of the game, cheering sometimes, asking stupid questions ("why isn't that a foul?", "what's the ref blowing at?", "how can u tell he's off-side?", "why is he kicking into no-man's land?"...) and making inane comments every once in a while (sometimes, just for the sake of irritating that soccer-fan), but generally acting like a conveyor belt between couch and kitchen - you see, my biggest role during the WC is as F&B supplier!
With that in mind, I recently tried this bacon and onion tart and hereby declare that the short preparation time, together with a 25-minute baking period, makes this savoury tart perfect for snacking during a WC match.
Using frozen puff pastry that's been thawed (in fact, if you buy the ones which are already pre-rolled into square or rectangular sheet-sizes, you don't even need to use and wash a rolling pin), spread a blended mixture of cottage cheese and sour cream seasoned with just a tad of salt (not too much as the bacon would be salty) and pepper onto the pastry leaving a 1-inch border all around, top with the sliced bacon and onions mixture (which I cooked together in a fry-pan for a few minutes to soften both bacon and onions), grate some parmesan cheese on top and put the baking tray into the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the pastry is a nice golden brown color and puffed up.
You can stock up on the 6 main ingredients (apart from salt and pepper) in the pantry and refrigerator, and bake this tart any time. Easy to prepare, really tasty with the savoury bacon and onions mix and mild-flavored cheese spread, the soccer fan(s) will definitely appreciate this over ordinary potato crisps anytime but beware, if hubby's friends get a taste of this, they may end up camping in your living room every evening for the WC month!
The recipe for this Alsatian Cheese Tart can be found on epicurious.com.