A beautiful vegetarian savory galette featuring multi-color roasted beets, creamy ricotta, and an easy wheat crust.
- 1 pound mixed red and golden beets
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter, chilled
- 2 oz cream cheese, chilled
- 1/4-1/2 cup of ice water
- 1 cup ricotta
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 egg, yolk and white separated
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream or water
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
- Black pepper, for serving
- To make the beets: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel the beets and slice into 1/4-inch (6-mm) slices. Toss with the olive oil and salt. Spread out into a single layer on a sheet tray or two. Roast until tender, 35 to 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, to make the crust: In a food processor, combine the flours and salt. Pulse in the butter/cream cheese until the dough is in slightly larger than pea-size pieces. Pulse in 1 tablespoon of the water, and continue to add water and pulse until dough starts to come together. Remove from the food processor and shape into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- To make the filling: In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta, rosemary, salt, garlic, and egg white. On a surface lightly covered with flour, roll the dough out to a 12- to 14-inch (30- to 35.5-cm) circle. Spread the ricotta mixture evenly over the crust, leaving a 2-inch (5-cm) edge. Layer the beets evenly in a circular pattern, covering the ricotta. Fold the edges of the crust over the outer edge of the beets, pleating as needed to make an even circle. (The center of the galette won’t have any dough over it.) Brush the olive oil over the beets. Combine the egg yolk with the heavy cream or water and brush the outer edge of the crust. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and sprinkle with goat cheese and black pepper before serving.
by Erin Alderson
Tips & Tricks: Roast the beets and make the pastry dough up to 48 hours before assembling the galette.
Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: beets, rosemary
Nutrition: see the information.