fava bean pinwheels with egg crumbles
girelle di sfoglia con fave e mimosa
TOTAL TIME: 60 minutes plus chilling
MAKES: 6 servings
If you can’t find fresh fava beans at your market, use the frozen variety.
- 1 cup (about 3 ounces) fresh shelled fava beans, blanched and peeled
- ¾ cup (2 ounces) freshly grated pecorino cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17¼-ounce package), thawed
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 large eggs, hard boiled, peeled
- 6 ounces (about 8½ cups) mesclun
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
In a food processor or blender, purée the fava beans with the cheese and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth and spreadable (add a little more water to thin, if necessary). Season to taste with pepper.
On a lightly floured surface, arrange the pastry sheet with a long side facing you and brush the edge of the far side with beaten egg. Spread the fava mixture evenly on top of pastry, avoiding the egg-brushed edge. Starting with the side nearest you, roll the pastry in a jelly-roll fashion into a log and wrap in plastic. Chill pastry log, seam side down, until firm, at least 1 hour, and up to 2 days.
Preheat the oven to 400°. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with oil or line with parchment paper. Cut log crosswise into 12 (¾-inch) pinwheels and arrange, cut sides down, 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake pinwheels in batches, rotating halfway through, until golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer pinwheels to a wire rack and cool.
Pass the boiled eggs through a sieve or finely grate; season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss the mesclun with oil and lemon juice, and season with salt; divide among plates. Top with the pinwheels and egg crumbles.
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