September 20, 2015
You will wow him with this elegant appetizer.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, place vegetables (including whole garlic cloves) on top, brush both sides with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables for 20-30 minutes 20 Minutes, until they are cooked through. Set aside to cool slightly.
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet and saute sliced mushrooms until tender. Tip: I always keep dehydrated wild mushrooms in an air-tight jar in my pantry just for this occasion. Simply rehydrate mushrooms in boiling water for a few minutes, drain and then saute.
Place sheets of puff pastry on parchment-lined baking sheets, sprinkle with flour and roll out to fill the entire baking sheet with puff pastry. Turn up sides slightly to form edges for the tart. Beat the egg and water together, paint the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg wash. Blind bake the crust for 8 minutes 8 Minutes (place dry beans or pastry weights on top of the pastry and bake). Remove and cool.
Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes 15 Minutes or until the pastry is browned and puffed. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-15 10 Minutes minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy together, hot or cold. Congrats on exchanging your marital vows!
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