This is nourishing comfort food at its finest. It’s a meltingly delicious dish, which has an appealingly sweet combination of flavours that children love, but the addition of some waxy potato would temper it a little. Of course, feel free to vary the root vegetables as you wish.
Place half the shredded vegetables in the dish, pressing down firmly. You can keep the vegetable layers distinct, or mix all the varieties together as you wish. Either way, season the layers well with salt and pepper.
Mix the crème fraîche and wine together and season with salt and pepper. Spoon half this mixture over the vegetables and top with a third of the grated gruyère. Sprinkle with half the thyme, and top with the remaining vegetables, pressing down firmly as before. Pour the remaining crème fraîche mixture over the top, sprinkle with a little salt, pepper and the remaining thyme, and finish with the remaining gruyère.
Cover the dish with foil, seal well and
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