Pi Day Green Torta

This recipe is adapted from David Tanis’s Torta Pasqualina recipe for New York Times Cooking.

 

 

Pi Day Green Torta
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Servings Prep Time
10-12 slices 45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 slices 45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Pi Day Green Torta
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Servings Prep Time
10-12 slices 45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 slices 45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Dough
Filling
Servings: slices
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Instructions
Make the dough
  1. Make the dough: Put flour in a large mixing bowl. Stir together 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt and 4 tablespoons oil, then pour over flour and mix until dough comes together in a rough ball.
  2. Turn out onto a floured board and knead until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, adding more flour if dough is sticky. Wrap and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes. (May refrigerate overnight and bring to room temperature.)
Make the filling
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or wide pot over medium heat. Add onions and a little salt and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add greens, season generously with salt and pepper, and mix well.
  2. Coarsely chop greens, add to mixture and cook until just beginning to wilt. Turn off heat.
  3. Add nutmeg, ricotta and half the Parmesan and mix. Taste and adjust; it should be highly seasoned. Beat 4 of the eggs. Set aside 3 tablespoons beaten egg; add remaining beaten egg to greens and mix well. Let cool.
  4. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut dough into 4 pieces and form into balls. Roll out each ball into a very thin 12-inch circle. Place 1 dough circle on a 12-inch pizza pan lined with parchment. Brush lightly with oil, then lay another dough circle on top.
  5. Spoon greens evenly over dough to a 2-inch thickness, leaving a 1-inch border of dough. Smooth the surface. With a soup spoon, make 5 indentations in greens and crack a raw egg into each depression. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
  6. Cover with another dough circle and paint lightly with oil. Place last dough circle on top. Using a paring knife, trim any excess dough at perimeter of pie. Fold outer edges together and crimp to seal pie. Paint top with reserved beaten egg. Using a paring knife, make 2 or 3 steam vents.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes, until very well browned. Slide torta onto a cutting board and let cool slightly before slicing. May also be served at room temperature.
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Garden Pesto

Garden Pesto
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When you've got some extra greens around, try this veggie packed pesto, which can be frozen for later and added to your favorite fall and winter dishes!!!
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Garden Pesto
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When you've got some extra greens around, try this veggie packed pesto, which can be frozen for later and added to your favorite fall and winter dishes!!!
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 cup 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cup
Units:
Instructions
  1. Prepare your mise en place.
  2. Combine basil, arugula, oregano, garlic and walnuts in a food processor. Pulse until fine.
  3. Add parmesan, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until incorporated.
  4. While food processor is running, stream in olive oil until emulsified.
  5. Use pesto on pasta, sauteed vegetables or in scrambled eggs. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • Pesto can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  • Try freezing pesto in ice cube trays for already portioned single servings to use all season. Frozen pesto will keep for up to 1 month

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