We got a new cookbook! It is called Frame by Frame Baking. What makes this book awesome is that it gives you photos of each step of each recipe. It is pretty cool. The first recipe we chose to try was the Broccoli, Pancetta, and Bleu Cheese Galette. It says that it serves four and I think it could easily serve four people. If you were using it as an appetizer, it might even serve six. As you will see, I modified it a little bit from the original recipe.
1 sheet of puff pastry dough (Half a box)
3 cups of broccoli florets – halved (I used frozen broccoli florets so I didn’t bother steaming them)
4.5oz/125g Pancetta, diced
1 small red onion (I substituted half a white onion because I already had it)
3.5oz Bleu cheese, chopped (I used crumbled feta cheese instead)
ground black pepper
toasted pine nuts, for garnishing (I left this out)
(I added 2 cloves of garlic as well)
Preheat the oven to 400F/200C. Place the puff pastry – defrosted – on a baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper (Or foil). Lightly score a line around the square only cutting halfway through the pastry to 1/2in(1cm) of the edge of the pastry square.
Steam or boil the broccoli for 4-5 minutes. If you use frozen broccoli, the cooking time in the saute pan is enough to warm it through.
Fry the pancetta with the onions and garlic, if you add it until everything is golden brown. Add in the broccoli and black pepper and stir.
Spread the filling over the puff pastry square, making sure to stay within the scored lines.
Scatter the pieces of cheese over the top evenly.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and has risen up. Garnish with the toasted pine nuts and serve it warm.
It was very delicious. Ratalon said that it would be much better with the Bleu Cheese so next time, we will use that. I am just not a big fan of that type of cheese so I thought Feta would be a good replacement. This is looking good for our new cookbook. I always love when I get a new cookbook and the first recipe I choose to try is amazing like this one was. It gives me lots of faith that the rest of the recipes will be awesometastic as well! 😀
This one is simple and certainly worth trying!