A very tasty, simple flan that does not need to be blind baked! Taken from the BBC Good Food Website
Smoky Cheese & Onion Tart
6 rashers smoked bacon - chopped
3 onions thinly sliced
300ml double cream
500g block of shortcrust pastry
140g strong cheddar, half grated remainder crumbled
1 egg, beaten
140g cherry tomatoes, halved
knob or butter
Heat the oven to 200oc. Melt butter in frying pan and add bacon, sizzle until starting to crisp. Add onions and sweat for 10 minutes until soft, golden & sticky. Pour in the cream remove from heat and leave to cool a little.
Roll out pastry on floured surface till it fits in a baking tray (slightly larger than A4 size). Roll the edges to create raised border.
Pour creamy onions into a bowl add the grated cheese and most of the beaten egg, spread over the pastry. Scatter over with the tomato halves and crumbled cheese, brush borders with remainder of egg add a general grind of pepper. Bake for 20 minutes until golden - leave to cool and cut into squares. Perfect for nibbles, picnics, served with salad.