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Bricchetto Tartufo with Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup bricchetto tartufo (truffle cheese), grated
- 1 head garlic
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Small bowl
- Pastry brush
- Aluminum foil

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Cut off the top of the garlic head to expose the cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap the garlic head in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the cloves are soft and golden brown.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry sheet to a rectangle shape.
4. Brush the beaten egg over the pastry sheet.
5. Sprinkle the grated bricchetto tartufo over the pastry sheet, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.
6. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and spread them over the cheese.
7. Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the garlic.
8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
9. Fold the edges of the pastry sheet over the filling to create a border.
10. Transfer the tart to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
11. Brush the edges of the pastry with the remaining beaten egg.
12. Bake the tart for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed up.
13. Let the tart cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Serving size:
Serves 4-6 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 350
Fat: 22g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 10g
Sodium: 400mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Bricchetto tartufo can be substituted with any truffle cheese.
- Parmesan cheese can be substituted with pecorino romano or asiago cheese.

- Add sliced mushrooms or caramelized onions to the filling.
- Use different types of cheese, such as brie or goat cheese.
- Top the tart with arugula or fresh herbs before serving.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to thaw the puff pastry according to the package instructions before using.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the tart into slices.
- Serve the tart warm or at room temperature.

Storage instructions:
Store any leftover tart in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat the tart in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the tart on a platter with fresh herbs or arugula.

Garnish the tart with shaved parmesan cheese or truffle oil.

Pair the tart with a glass of red wine, such as a pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve the tart with a side salad or roasted vegetables.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the pastry is not puffing up, make sure the oven is hot enough and the pastry is not too thick.
- If the filling is too runny, make sure to squeeze out any excess liquid from the roasted garlic.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to store any leftover tart in the refrigerator and consume within 3 days.

Food history:
Bricchetto tartufo is a type of truffle cheese that originated in Italy.

Flavor profiles:
The tart has a rich and savory flavor from the truffle cheese and roasted garlic, with a buttery and flaky pastry crust.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the tart as an appetizer or a light lunch.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Rich, Creamy, Garlicky, Nutty, Aromatic