There's something warm and cozy that's associated with a roasted butternut squash in the cold weather. When I sloshed through the rain to the market Saturday morning, I knew that a warm roasted squash was exactly what I needed. I didn't have a plan when I bought it - I even discussed it with Annie over Skype when I got home - but after browsing several recipes, I'm happy to say I've found a new fall favorite. This Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette is really easy (especially if you cheat and buy the pastry dough) - but it feels special with a sort of rustic elegance that would be perfect for a fall dinner party. I would slice it up and serve it as a lovely appetizer for my guests.
As I went along, I made a couple slight changes and substitutions - gouda, thyme and I added a little extra kick with an additional sprinkling of cayenne pepper once it was all combined in the bowl. The good thing about galettes is that there are endless combinations and the end result is always delicious.
And, what's more, it doesn't have to look perfect - it's supposed to look homemade, that's part of the charm.
Didz came home just as I pulled it out of the oven, our interaction went something like this:
D: Alright! Pizza!
A: No, it's a galette.
D: A whatette?
A: Yes, darling, it's pizza....