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..Holidays are around the corner! Let's cook!..

We have been in kitchen gearing up for the holiday season and we wanted to share with you a little tie bit of help in caramelizing your onions this year!  My favorite savory item is our caramelized onion & goat cheese tart, it never fails to satisfy the most discerning palettes.  I want to help everyone get those onions sweet, soft and golden!

Step 1: Cut puff Pastry in a circle / press with your thumb directly in the center

Step 2: Add a dab of your organic sour cream

Step 3: Place dough into the refrigerator

Step 4: Cut onion in 1/2 then thinly slice into strips about as wide as a straw (1/4 in.) and it's as long as the onion is! :)

Step 5: Heat your pan / add your olive oil when it is hot 

Step 6: Test one onion strip and if it sizzles the pan is ready! 

Step 7: Add the onions and stir and or toss with the oil 

Step 8: Cook (no touching them) until soft approx. 7-9 minutes on Medium Heat 

Step 9: When the onions are soft with a slight shade of brown near the bottom of the pan you can deglaze with 2 tablespoons of white wine

Step 10: Stir until coated golden brown and soft! :)

Step 11: Pull pastries from fridge and place pan on counter 

Step 12: Fork the onions onto the puff pastry approx. silver dollar size (depending on how big your pastry was cut and how much you like onions!)

Step 13: Add 2-3 smaller chunks of goat cheese to garnish

Step 14: Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes and/or completely golden on bottom of pastry

Step 15: Pull and cool for 3-5 minutes until edible

Step 16: Enjoy! 

 

Come visit us or order by the dozen for your holiday party!

Top of the Mornin' // St.Patrick's Day Treats

Start your day off with a delicious Mint Mocha from our coffee bar, this Saturday, before our Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade downtown!  Or are you looking for some tasty green treats for St. Patrick's Day on March 17th?  Look no further!  Marie Shannon Confections in downtown Ventura will have green treats for everyone starting March 13th! Stop by and see us! 

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