Over here at The Forest Feast, I have loved sharing spring recipe ideas with you this month! In my final post for this Farmer's Market Feasts series, I leave you with a simple galette. I love these free form tarts because you can layer almost anything over the pastry and it's delicious. Plus, since it takes only 15 minutes to bake and can be served room temperature, it's great for entertaining.
This week at the market I found the most gorgeous scarlet turnips. I roasted them up with some beets and layered the slices over ricotta. A dusting of smoked paprika added a nice kick. Enjoy!
Roasted Beet and Turnip Galette
Serves 4 to 6 as a main course, 8-10 as an appetizer
3 medium sized beets
5 small to medium sized red turnips
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 frozen puff pastry sheet, defrosted in the fridge overnight
1/2 cup ricotta
A few pinches of coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Trim the beets and turnips, and lay them out on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of salt. Roast at 400ºF for 20 to 40 minutes depending on size. They are done when fork-tender. (My turnips were smaller than the beets, so they took 20 minutes, whereas the beets took 40 minutes. If you find turnips and beets that are a similar size, it will be a bit easier.)
Lay out the puff pastry on a baking sheet, pinching the edges to make a little crust. Prick the surface all over with a fork. Blind bake it at 400ºF for 5 minutes. Take it out of the oven and spread the ricotta over the whole surface.
When the beets and turnips have cooled a bit, peel the skin off if you wish (I don't bother), then slice them thinly and layer them over the ricotta. Dust the whole galette with the paprika, then drizzle the galette with another tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Bake at 400ºF for 15 minutes until the edges are golden. Cut into squares and serve warm or at room temperature. You may wish to drizzle a little more olive oil on each piece before serving, and add another pinch of sea salt.
Erin Gleeson is a food photographer who recently moved from the big city to a cabin in the woods. In her blog (and soon-to-be cookbook), The Forest Feast, she shares simple, vegetable-based recipes that are illustrated by her watercolors and photos.
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