Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wednesdays with Donna Hay - Blue Cheese and Caramelised Onion Brioche

This week's rather unusual Wednesdays with Donna Hay recipe was Blue Cheese and Caramelised Onion Brioche, chosen by Kayte of Grandma's Kitchen Table.  Kayte and I were joined by Margaret and Chaya in making this snack/side dish.

I live in a suburb with a large Jewish population and apparently not that much of a French influence, because I couldn't get brioche even at the French bakeshop, but I could buy challah at the supermarket:

The onion jam that I used was given to me for Christmas by my Pilates instructor, Emilia:

It is homemade, and no, you can't buy it.  But if you ask nicely I might be able to get the recipe from Emilia :)

You spread your brioche slices (umm, challah) with onion jam:

then top it with Granny Smith apple slices: 

and sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese (I used gorgonzola) on top.  You then take the brave move of tipping it upside down into a pan to toast, then flip it over and toast the other side.

What can I say - yum!  A really nice combination.  Thanks for choosing Kayte.  You can visit Kayte, Margaret and Chaya in a few hours to see what they thought.

Next week: Easy apple tart