4 large red beets, washed and trimmed
16 ounces commercial puff pastry (thawed if frozen) or homemade puff pastry
8 ounces unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
Serving suggestion: Baby arugula salad in hazelnut vinaigrette, and goat cheese or Herbed Chevre, recipe follows.
1 1/2 cups fresh chevre, warmed to room temperature
1 teaspoon finely minced shallots
1/4 teaspoon finely minced garlic
2 tablespoons white truffle oil*
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely minced mixed fresh herbs (parsley, chives, thyme, tarragon)
Freshly ground black pepper
*Mixing too much will cause the structure of the cheese to break down.