Sheet cake with green asparagus
Servings Prep Time
2 10minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 10minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C.
  2. Break off the asparagus’ ‘butts’.* Rinse them with water. Shake off the water and lay them out in a bowl or a deep plate. Add lemon juice (about 1 tablespoon) and some olive oil. Season with 4 twists of the pepper mill and a pinch of salt. Cover the bowl with some plastic foil, suited for use in the microwave oven and cook them for 4 minutes on the highest setting.
  3. In the meantime, take the puff pastry dough, roll it out and tug on the paper to even out the dough. Cut the dough in half. **
  4. Now cut about 1 cm off the edges. Use the strips of dough to make a frame (see picture). Use a fork to squish the outer edges together (picture). Lay the dough out on a baking tray.
  5. Spread 1 tablespoon of Philadelphia cream cheese over the dough. Use a spoon’s round side to spread it easily.
  6. Break the egg into a cup. Add a pinch of salt and 4 twists of the pepper mill. Use a fork to beat the egg until even. Coat the edge of the dough with some egg using a brush or your fingers.
  7. Take the asparagus out of the microwave oven. Arrange them alternatingly (picture). The asparagus can lie snugly together, without spilling over the edge.
  8. Now divide the remaining egg over the asparagus and crumble some feta cheese over them (as much as you like). Bake the cake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  9. Serve hot or cold!
Recipe Notes

*Asparagus naturally breaks where they get woody. The older the asparagus is, the larger the ‘butt’.

** You only need half a sheet of puff pastry dough for this recipe. You can use the other half to make breadsticks or apple pies.

Tip: you can use Philadelphia’s natural flavour, but the salmon flavour or fine herbs are equally suited for this sheet cake!

Tip: if you like smoked salmon, then just shred some salmon over the asparagus as soon as the cake comes out of the oven. Delicious!

Tip: this sheet cake is great as an appetizer, but paired with a fresh salad, it constitutes a light meal or an entree.

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