Recipe and photos by Tyler Westerfield
Winter. The perfect time to enjoy the flavors of this rustic savory galette, with prosciutto that crisps under the oven’s heat, its natural salty flavor a counterpoint to the taste of fresh celery, all balancing the richness of the seasonal filling. Serve warm with a salad of lightly dressed kale and hearty lettuces. A glass of Grüner Veltliner or dry Riesling? Perfection.
Winter Rosemary Galette with Squash, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto
Serves 4, or slice in smaller wedges as an appetizer.
Rosemary Pastry Crust
This recipe, adapted from Farm Journal Cookbook, makes 2 crusts, giving you 1 to freeze for later.
2¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons finely chopped rosemary
¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
½ cup whole milk
1 egg yolk
Sift together the flour, salt and rosemary in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is the size of peas. Combine the milk and the egg yolk, then slowly add to flour until a soft dough forms; the dough should hold together when a piece is squeezed in your hand. Drop dough onto a floured surface, shape into a disk, divide the disk in half and shape the 2 halves into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap, then chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
1 small butternut squash (neck only), peeled and cut into ⅛-inch slices
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon maple syrup
4 ounces goat cheese, softened
½ teaspoon milk
2 ounces prosciutto
6–8 fresh celery leaves
Preheat oven to 400°.
Make the filling while the dough chills. Combine the squash, olive oil, salt and pepper. Combine the honey and maple syrup in a separate container.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Unwrap 1 pastry and roll out on a floured surface to a roughly 11-inch diameter; place pastry on the prepared baking sheet. Spread goat cheese on pastry, leaving a 1½-inch border. Drizzle half the honey/syrup over the goat cheese. Arrange the squash slices over the goat cheese in a circular pattern. Fold over the sides of the pastry, wrapping pieces of the pastry over itself to seal. Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Combine the egg and milk; brush on pastry and bake 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add the prosciutto over the squash; bake for an additional 10–12 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and prosciutto is slightly crisp.
Cool the galette for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt and place celery leaves on galette. Finish by drizzling the galette with the remaining honey syrup mixture. Cut into wedges and enjoy warm.