I was bored, and we had the ingredients, so I made a gorgonzola, bacon, and caramelized onion free-form tart from scratch. All told, this took about two and a half hours, including the onion caramelization time.
BLEU CHIZ, BACON, UND ONIONS OF A CARAMELIZED STATE.
0.5 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR, FLUFFED AFTER MEASURING. (Shut up, I'm lazy.)
0.25 GINORMOUS VIDALIA ONION, DICED. (prolly....0.75-1 cup post dice, pre caramelization)
2 TBS SALTED BUTTER + 1 TBS SALTED BUTTER
3 SLICES THICK CUT BACON
1-2 OZ BLEU CHIZ OF ANY SORT, IN CUBED/CRUMBLED FORM.
1) Dice your onion. Place the 1 tbs butter in a nonstick pan, cut into three slices. Pile on the onions on top. Cook on low heat, stirring, until butter melts, then cook for at least 20 minutes, undisturbed, until caramelized. Or, if you're me, worry that they're burning, and constantly add water until they're all a uniform golden brown color, for the next hour in between watching Inception and tending the stove.
2) While the onion is doing its thing, slice up three slices of thick cut bacon, and microwave in a bowl, on high for two and a half minutes, or until they clump together, the outer edges crisp and the top of the pile slightly underdone. Pour off the fat, and break up the clump of bacon, cursing as you worry you may never feel anything in your fingertips besides pain ever again.
3) Measure out your flour, fluff it with a whisk or a fork. Cut in the two tablespoons of butter. Which is to say, cut the butter into cubes. Using a fork, mash the butter into the flour, until you have a bowl of flour+fat resembling slightly damp sand, it should clump together if you grab a handful and squeeze really hard. Add a full tablespoon of water, while mixing with a fork. Tentatively add another tablespoon of water. If at this point the flour is forming balls about the size of an acorn while you're mixing, grab the flour and squeeze into a single ball. If not, tentatively add more water, drip by drab, until you reach that state. Place the doughball in a gallon sized ziplock bag and squish with a cutting board, then roll out the dough to about a quarter inch thickness. Place the dough on a cookie sheet (or in my case, a 9X9 inch casserole dish).
4) On top of the dough, place the onions in a layer about three inches from the edge of the dough, pizza style. Top with bacon, then with the chiz. Fold the edges of the dough to slightly over the edges of the topping. Bake at 350F for about 25-28 minutes, or, until the top crust is golden brown.
5) Let cool, then shove in your face hole. Wash down with some sort of alcoholic drink containing Gin, either a G&T or a Dirty Martini. Finish watching Inception.
ETA: SERVES ONE. ETA:ETA: YOU GUISE....I ACTUALLY GOT A "THAT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD" FROM MY HUMAN!!!!!! Typically, I get a "It wasn't bad" for most of my dishes. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!