600g potatoes, peeled and quartered60g butter 60ml olive oil 2 large onions, thinly sliced 1 clove of garlic, minced 10ml wholegrain mustard 45ml sour cream 1 egg a handful of thyme leaves 150g feta cheese, crumbled 2 x 400g Today puff pastry egg-wash: 1 yolk + 15ml water whisked together
Line a baking sheet with baking paper and set aside. Boil the quartered potatoes, cool completely and crush roughly. Heat the butter and oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onions, sprinkle with 2,5ml salt and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every now and then. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Add the potato, onions, mustard, sour cream, egg, thyme and feta to a large mixing bowl. Season with pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Cover the mixing bowl and refrigerate.
Unroll the pastry on a lightly floured work surface and roll slightly wider. Cut one 25cm circle from one pastry sheet and place on a cutting board. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Cut a 22cm circle from the second sheet of pastry and place on the prepared baking sheet. Spoon the potato mixture on the pastry circle and form a nice even mound. Leave a 2 cm border. Brush the border with egg-wash. Lay the 25cm pastry circle over the mound and press the edges to seal. Trim off the excess pastry. Cut a small hole in the centre of the top. Score curved lines all over the top from the hole down to the edge, being careful not to cut all the way through. Brush the pie all over with egg-wash and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 200℃. Bake the pithivier for 40 minutes, until golden. Slice into wedges and serve warm.
Preheat your oven to 180℃ and spray a 22cm loose-bottom cake tin with cooking spray. Roll the pastry to a 3mm thickness and line the bottom and side of the cake tin. Set aside. Add the eggs and cream to a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add the chopped spinach, peas and cheeses and mix through. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and bake for 30 minutes. Cool the tart for 30 minutes. Top the tart with the rocket leaves, sugar snaps and zucchini shavings. Drizzle over some olive oil to serve.
Preheat your oven to 200℃ and spray a 23cm diameter loose-bottom pie tin with cooking spray. Put a frying pan on medium-high heat and wait for it to warm up. Add the butter, wait for it to melt and then add the mushrooms. Fry until golden. Take the mushrooms from the heat and set aside. Line the prepared pie tin with the pastry and prick the base all over with the tines of a fork. Line the pastry case with baking paper and dry beans and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the beans and paper and bake the shell for another 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 180℃. Add the eggs and sour cream to a mixing bowl and whisk together. Scatter the enoki mushrooms over the base of the pastry shell and pour the egg mixture over. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake the quiche for 40 minutes. Serve warm (not hot!) with a salad on the side.
This potato dish is a quick weekday dinner for vegetarians or a substantial side dish to any meat. If you don’t have ricotta cheese on hand, get the recipe from this site and make your own. Yields 6 – 8 portions.
6 large potatoes 350g ricotta cheese 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 onion, finely chopped a handful of chives, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 40g parmesan/pecorino cheese, grated
Preheat your oven to 180℃ and grease a 20cm X 28cm baking dish.
Peel the potatoes and boil them until just cooked. Slice them into 1,5cm cubes and put aside. Add the eggs to a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add the chopped onion, chives, minced garlic and parmesan to the egg mixture and whisk together. Now add the cubed potato and mix through. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25 minutes until golden. Serve with a green salad.