Asparagus Galette with Mascarpone

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Vegetarian Kitchen

By Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Published 2019

  • About

This is one of my favourite ways to use asparagus in its all-too-short season. It’s so simple, yet absolutely delicious, and it looks beautiful, which makes it perfect for entertaining. If you are short on time you could use shop-bought, all-butter puff pastry to very good effect.


For the Pastry

  • 140 g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 225 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting


  1. Heat the oven to 210°C/fan 190°C/gas mark 6–7. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. To make the pastry, put the butter, flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and rub the butter into the flour lightly using your fingertips. Stop when there are still pea-sized pieces of butter visible. Add the water and use a butter knife to mix it to form a very shaggy doug