- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- ½ cup diced yellow onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound sliced mushroom
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 pound cubed butternut squash
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Flour for dusting
- 1 (8-ounce) puff pastry sheet
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter over a medium heat in a saute pan.
- Add the ½ cup onion and cook onions over a medium-low heat until they begin to sweat. About 10 minutes. Add 3 cloves of garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
- Add 1 pound of mushrooms and ½ teaspoon sea salt, cook mushrooms over a medium heat until they have fully browned. About 10 minutes. Then set aside.
- Add remaining 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan and melt over medium heat. Add 1 pound butternut squash and saute for 5 minutes.
- Add all previous ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine with 1 cup parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoon parsley. Mix ingredients until combined.
- Flour your work surface for rolling out dough.
- Place the 8-ounce puff pastry sheet on the floured surface and roll the dough out to at least 12-inches by 10-inches.
- Spoon the mushroom and butter mixture onto the center of the dough, creating a loaf with the mixture that is parallel to the longer 12-inch side of the dough. Take one 10-inch side and lift it up and over the mushroom butternut mixture, pressing it down around the sides to the shape of the loaf. Repeat on the other side.
- Beat 1 egg with ½ teaspoon of water.
- Brush the 2 ends of dough covering the mixture with the egg, fully coating the part in contact with the mixture and the sides. Now fold the 2 sides of remaining dough over on top of each other to seal in the mushroom butternut mix.
- Carefully flip over the wellington and using the dull side of a butter knife, cut the dough in a criss-cross pattern from side to side. Do not cut through the dough.
- Brush the welling with the remaining egg wash to fully coat.
- Transfer it to the lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
How to Store Mushrooms
Place mushrooms in a brown bag, close it, and place mushrooms at the back of the fridge where it is colder. The bag will keep them dry and fresher longer. They will keep up to 14 days this way.
How to Store Herbs
Many herbs should be stored just like cut flowers, with their stems in a little water, and kept in the refrigerator. The more tender herbs might need a bag over the top to protect their leaves. Stored this way, herbs can stay fresh for weeks.
How to Peel Garlic Fast
Break apart a garlic bulb and add the cloves to a pint-sized mason jar. Seal the jar and shake it such that Taylor Swift would be proud. The peels will break away from the cloves in just seconds.
Test Eggs for Freshness
Place eggs in a bowl of water to test them for freshness. The eggs that sink or stay at the bottom of the bowl are fresh and good to eat. The eggs that float to the top are no longer fresh and should be discarded.