Asparagus Croustade

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READY IN: 1hr 22mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place water in a medium bowl and sprinkle in yeast and sugar.
  • Stir until dissolved and let stand for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • Add yeast mixture, egg, salt, flour and butter into food processor.
  • Process until dough forms into a ball (Dough should be soft but not sticky). Add more flour if the dough seems sticky.
  • Place dough in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, and cover with a tea towel.
  • Put in a warm place for 20 minutes or until dough has relaxed
  • and is slightly puffy.
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
  • Bring a skillet of water to boil on high heat.
  • Add asparagus and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse well with cold water until cool.
  • Heat butter in pot over medium heat.
  • Add flour and stir together until incorporated.
  • Pour in milk and cream, slowly whisking to incorporate. Bring to boil whisking until thickened.
  • Season well with salt and pepper and stir in parsley. Reserve.
  • Punch down dough and roll out into an approximately 10 x 14-inch rectangle and place on a baking sheet.
  • Brush sauce over base, leaving a 2-inch (5-cm) border.
  • Top with asparagus and cover with cheese.
  • Brush edges with water and fold over to form a crimped edge.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until dough is browned underneath and cooked through and filling is hot.
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