We got inspired into making this tasty Onion and Goat Cheese Flatbread from a good friend of ours. For our wedding last year, we asked each guest to think of a vegetarian dish to bring to our big day. People were quite surprised as normally you don't get asked to bring food to a wedding, but our wedding was different from the beginning to the end. We asked the guests to send us in advance the recipe that they would be cooking and with all the recipes we made a lovely recipe book that was given to all of them as small gift. So our onion and goat cheese flatbread is inspired by one of the recipes in our wedding recipe book (thank you Caterina).
Onion flatbread is often made in Mallorca, where we live. In Spanish, it's called Coca de Cebolla and as a vegetarian family, it's sometimes the only veggie food available. It's the perfect finger-food style dish to bring to parties, family and friend get-togethers, work events or any other gatherings.
How to make the perfect Onion and Goat Cheese flatbread
Our recipe has two twists that we like to point out:
- We use 50% whole wheat flour.
- We add spicy honey from Espicy, a Spanish company creating delicious spicy sauces. This honey makes the onion and goat cheese flatbread unique. It gives the flatbread a sweet and spicy taste at the same time. It's just so yummy that we can't recommend it enough.
The first step is to make the perfect dough. Astra calls it Mallorcan pizza base. For me, as a Mallorcan person, it's just a normal base, the one we use for many dishes. Our recipe contains 50% whole wheat flour and 50% all-purpose flour, olive oil, water and salt. I'm sure you've got all the ingredients so far. You can make it using just all-purpose flour or just whole wheat. We find that mixing both flours gets you the perfect base.
If you end up making more dough that is needed to make your flatbread you can always save it in the freezer for another day.
To get the base perfectly cooked without overcooking the toppings, we bake it for 10 minutes at 200ºC/400ºF on its own. Then, we add the onion and the cheese. While the base is cooking for this short time, you can prepare the onions. Thinly slice the onions and fry them with a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan or skillet. Cook until they start to soften and season with salt and pepper.
Take the dough out of the oven after 10 minutes and add the cooked onions, the goat cheese cut into slices and the spicy honey. Then bake for another 30 minutes and it will be ready to serve and enjoy!
Spicy Honey from Espicy
Onion and Goat Cheese flatbread has been a common finger-food dish at our house for quite a long time now. When we had the amazing idea to add spicy honey to it, we just realized how much we had been missing out all those years! We wanted to try all the sauces from Espicy when we discovered the company for the first time. We knew exactly where we were going to use the spicy ketchup, mayo and sriracha, but we had to try to develop new recipes where we could add the spicy honey. This recipe is so far the best one and now we cannot have onion flatbread without the honey. Have a look at their sauces:
You can substitute this sauce for normal honey and if you still want the spicy hit, add some chili oil or chili flakes.
How to serve the Onion and Goat Cheese Flatbread?
Once the flatbread is fully cooked, add a little bit more of honey to it. This will give it the last touch.
The best way to serve the tart is with a fresh and light salad, as the dish itself is already quite filling. We normally make a simple rocket salad with pine nuts and fresh tomatoes or with pear and walnuts. You can serve the Onion and Goat Cheese Tart as a main dish for lunch or dinner, a side-dish to complement your meal or even as a snack or a starter.
Onion and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Ingredients for the dough
- 150 ml water
- 125 ml olive oil
- 200 gr whole wheat flour
- 200 gr all purpose flour
- ⅓ tsp salt
- 5 medium-large onions thinly sliced
- 200 gr goat cheese
- Spicy Honey from Espicy
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
- To prepare the dough, add in a large mixing bowl the water, olive oil, flour and salt. Work the dough with your hands until all the ingredients are combined and the dough is uniform. If the dough feels too wet, you may need to add a little bit more flour. Leave to rest for 10 minutes
- Grease an oven tray with a little oil and place the dough evenly. With the help of your hands, stretch it until it covers the whole tray. We need a thin dough, so if it's too thick, you can remove some of the dough and freeze it for another day or use it for another flatbread.
- Bake the base for around 10 minutes. While the dough is baking, prepare the onions. Thinly slice the onions and fry them with a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan or skillet until they start to soften and season with salt and pepper.
- Take the dough out of the oven after 10 minutes and add the cooked onions, the goat cheese cut into slices and the spicy honey.
- Bake for another 30 minutes or until the flatbread base is crispy. Serve and enjoy.
- If the base still needs cooking, but the onions are starting to get brown, change the oven setting to just bottom heat and place the flatbread on the lowest shelf.