Alexandrina Roast Garlic, Pumpkin and Romano Galette
Alexandrina Winter Recipes Series
The flavour of the pumpkin and roast garlic is beautifully offset by the bitey Alexandrina Romano in this rustic galette.
A galette is a French pastry similar to a tart of a pie; it is essentially pastry dough wrapped over a filling made from either vegetables and cheese or even fruit, sugar and butter.
It is ideal weather to turn the oven on, and get the rolling pin out for our Roast Garlic, Pumpkin and Romano Galette
ALEXANDRINA ROAST GARLIC, PUMPKIN AND ROMANO GALETTE
makes 4-6 serves
Groundwork – 1 hour 25 minutes preparation time + 25 minutes in oven for tart to cook
375 g Shortcrust Pastry Sheet (we love Careme Pastry)
900 g butternut pumpkin
2 Tspn olive oil
1 garlic bulb, dissected into cloves
1 red onion, finely chopped
1.5 tablespoons of sage leaves, chopped
150g Alexandrina Finniss River Romano, grated
2 eggs, beaten
sage leaves, for garnish
preheat oven to 180 C
preheat oven to 180 C
grease and line a 33cm pizza or baking tray
the pumpkin will be cooked face down on the tray: to do this halve the pumpkin lengthways, then remove and discard the seeds
rub the edges with half a tablespoon of the oil
remove the outer skin from the garlic bulb break into cloves and toss with skins on, in half a tablespoon of the remaining oil
place the cloves in the pumpkin cavity, then place cut side down on a baking tray (so the garlic is enclosed under the pumpkin) and bake in the oven for 1 hour
*if pumpkin is not soft, remove garlic and continue cooking until soft
scrape pumpkin flesh into a bowl and discard the skin
squeeze garlic for their skins into the bowl and mash well, set aside
heat the remaining oil in a small frying pan over medium heat
add the onion and cook for 2 minutes until softened
add the sage, then stir into the pumpkin mixture
season well with salt and pepper and set aside to cool
roll out the pastry on a lightly floured board
cut out a large circle to fit the pan, and place on the tray
prick the base with a fork, leaving a 5-10 cm boarder
add the Alexandrina Romano cheese to the pumpkin mixture and stir to combine
pile into the centre of the pastry, then use the fork to spread the mixture evenly within the border
fold in the pastry edges and garnish with sage leaves
brush edges with egg and bake for 25 minutes until pastry is golden
Calcium Hero of the Dish: Finniss River Romano
Alexandrina's Finniss River Romano is a piquant infused pecorino-style cheese, aged for over 12 months. This handmade cheese has an extraordinary pleasant taste and texture. It lingers long on the palate, with a delightful aroma and visual appeal. Match with red wine varietal. Serve this cheese | on a platter with pinenuts, sundried tomatoes and green olives. It is also versatile shaved on top of savoury dishes with basil, roast tomatoes and garlic.
27.9 % minimum fat | available in a 10kg wheel, or various weighted wedges vacuum packed.
Looking for Alexandrina Products | Click to find WHERE TO BUY on www.alexandrinacheese.com.au
Looking for Pumpkin | Try one of the growers at your local independent grocer or at Farmers Market.
Plating up | If you have a large wooden chopping board, display the galette on the board, with a knife and cake server.
Top Tip | This galette matches beautifully with a winter salad of kale, apples, currants and sliced almonds for some crunch.
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Our fifth recipe of the series is this delicious Alexandrina Roast Garlic, Pumpkin and Romano Galette
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First published sometime during the early 2000’s – Cooking with Rebekah, and commonly Rebekah handed out little recipes at the Alexandrina Cheese stall at the farmers market.
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