A Galette is kind of like a Tart.. but a little different in the sense that a Galette is a free-form pastry, and often more rustic looking (and very pretty, I might add). This recipe is very easy and doesn't take much time to make at all. And you don't have to do this with apples... you could use blueberries, peaches.. or you could mix blueberries (or even cranberries) in with the apples! Yum... I think you should try this!!
adapted from Elephantine
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 6 tbsp. cold butter, cut into small pieces
- cold water, roughly 7 tbsp.
- 1 egg white, for brushing on the dough
- 2-3 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon (or more, to your taste)
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
To make dough, mix together flour, sugar, and salt. Quickly cut in the butter (make sure it's cold, you don't want it to melt) until the pieces of butter are the size of large peas. Add chilled water a tablespoon at a time until the dough just holds together. Gather dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
After the dough has chilled, roll it out on a floured surface to a 13" circle about 1/8" thick. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, or a stone.
To make the filling, place apple slices in a bowl with melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss to coat. Overlap the apples in a circle 2" from the edge of the dough. Continue spiraling inward until you've reached the center, then fold over the edges of the dough. Mix the egg white with a little bit of water and brush over the dough edges, to make them pretty and golden. :) Then sprinkle with a little sugar.
Bake on middle rack of oven for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Rotate the galette every 15 minutes for an evenly baked crust. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if you wish. Or eat with a cup of coffee in the morning. :)
Also, sorry for my lack of posts in the past week.. I've been incredibly busy shopping and spending time with the family ;)