Last night when I came home my husband had left me some yummy treats to snack on. They were bite-sized but flavor-packed tartlets from our local baker which turned out to be little mouthfuls of goodness with cheese and caramelized onions baked throughout. There was only one problem… there weren’t enough of them.
So, needless to say, this morning I woke up with a craving for some more of these delicious treats and embarked on a journey to create an Aroma Test Kitchen version with some added goodies and the same flare.
BLUE CHEESE, HAM AND CARAMELIZED ONION TARTS
1/2 onion, sliced thin
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups of multigrain bread mix
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup ham, chopped
2 oz blue cheese
Set your rice cooker to Sauté-Then-Simmer and brown the onions with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and sugar until soft. Set aside.
Whisk together egg, buttermilk and 3 tablespoons oil. Stir in bread mix, cheese and ham until blended.
Place cupcake molds in the steam tray, fill 3/4 full and top with 1/2 tsp blue cheese and a few onion strips. Add 2 cups of water to the inner pot of your rice cooker and place steam tray on top. Steam for 20 minutes. Remove and enjoy warm or at room temperature.