2Remove the dough from the can, unroll it on to a lightly floured surface, and let it stand for 15 minutes or so to come to room temperature
3Roll the dough (or pat with your hands) into one big sheet large enough to enclose the cheese round. Spread the surface with the pesto and sun-dried tomato paste, leaving a one-inch border around the sides. Sprinkle with the oregano. Place the cheese in the center of the pastry sheet.
4Fold the dough over the cheese so it is fully encased. Place seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet.
5In a small bowl, beat the egg with the olive oil. Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash.
6Bake until the dough is golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
For the Pesto:
1In a food processor, pulse the basil, garlic, and pine nuts together until coarsely chopped. Slowly pour in the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Remove to a bowl.
2Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper. Use that day, or put the pesto in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for a few days.
Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.
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Classic Tomato Soup
This comforting tomato soup is super easy and super delicious. Canned San Marzano tomatoes marry with soft, sautéed onions and garlic, a pinch of red pepper, and chicken broth to create a soothing, savory bowl. Finished with a bit of cream, this is begging for a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. But really, it tastes great with lots of things, as well as on its own (though a basil and Parmesan garnish doesn't hurt). Read more.