24 Oct 2012

Roasted cauliflower with rosemary pesto hand pies

 I love spring, I have to say this to be disappointing. Lots of rain and quite cool. I hope this whether change fast.

  So we spent enough indoors. And once it's cold, it's good for baking.So basically we have eaten tarts for lunch and dinner.


For the crust

  • 2 1/2 of flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 120 g of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • For the filling

For the filling

  • 4 cups cauliflower flowers
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary
  • 250 grams of goat cheese thinly sliced


  • In a food processor place the flour, cheese, salt and butter, press until mixture resembles coarse meal , add the egg yolk and pulse to combine. 
  • Drizzle  and pulse until dough just come together. Shape the dough into disks , and wrap each in plastic.
  •  Refrigerate  about one hour. 

    For the filling

    • In a pan put the cauliflower and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 220 ° C for about 10 minutes, flip cauliflower and roast 5 minutes more. Let cool
    • In a food processor place the walnuts and garlic, a little salt and pepper, rosemary and lemon zest .
    • With machine running, slowly add olive oil.Process until mixture is combined into a paste.
    • On a lightly floured surface , roll out 1 disk 
    • Put on  one teaspoon  nut mixture onto each round pour above the roasted cauliflower and a slice of goat cheese.
    • Cover with another circle of dough, and moisten the edges with water, seal and brush with egg yolk.
    • Bake in oven at 220 ° C until golden brown.

    • Serves 6


    Madelief said...

    The recipe sounds delicious!

    Madelief x

    Kathy Steger @FoodWineThyme said...

    Oh i am salivating over these. :)

    Kathy Steger @FoodWineThyme said...

    Oh how delicious do these look!

    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

    Just Gorgeous, Sylvia!

    Abrazotes <3

    Cass @foodmyfriend said...

    NOM NOM NOM. These look incredible. Your styling is so beautiful. This is my kind of recipe! A pie with no meat. Thank you for this recipe :)

    My Little Space said...

    Oh my, this looks really tempting. Wish I can have some. I knew I can't stop at one. Happy weekend, dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

    Christine @ Cooking Crusade said...

    Absolutely beautiful photos - so crisp and clear. These pies look wonderful - cheese and cauliflower are a sainted combination - have to give this recipe a try! Thank you for sharing :)

    Bites from life with the barking lot said...

    These look yummy. I love the idea of the cheese in the crust! I'll try soon.