Wednesday, February 22, 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 

10 comments:

yummychunklet said...

Wow. This looks pretty delicious, especially since I love bleu cheese!

kyleen said...

This looks so delicious! I'm a sucker for caramelized onions and cheese.

The Blonde Duck said...

I didn't know you did pilates!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

What a great combination. So, this is what it looks like. The crunch of the apple with the sweetness of the onions and sharpness of cheese was a delight.

I ran into all kind of difficulties with turning the whole thing, in the pan. Then, using shredded cheese and overdosing on it (yum), I had to do something so I could pick it up so I put it in the microwave for a minute and I had melty cheese. It worked although, I butchered the recipe.

Lauren said...

This sounds amazing! I love enriched bread, onion jam, apples and blue cheese. Sounds like I would like this, huh?

Daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

Yummy :) I'd love the recipe hehe :P I love caramalised onions hehe

Johanna GGG said...

great flavour combo - glad apples are starting to come back into season

Elaine said...

This looks like a great snack. I have a jar of onion jam in the pantry and will have to try this one.

Christy said...

Great combination! Definitely will be trying this one, I have all ingredients on hand.

Kayte said...

Looks great...am behind in making/posting this one, so I apologize for leaving you up in the air for this one. I will make it and catch up soon. I love the combination of these flavors and yours looks really really good.