Sunday, October 25, 2009

Apple Galette

When we were in Portland this past September we had the best galette ever. We went to the Saturday farmers market and they had the most delicious food there. I was so surprised at how amazing the farmers market was. All of the different types of fruits and veggies and the most amazing food. When we got back home, we were determined to make a delicious galette. Guess what, they aren't hard to make. It is so simple. If you need to make a quick dessert, this is it.

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/2–inch pieces

2 apple- I did 1 fuji and 1 golden delicious. Peeled and sliced thin.
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
some almond slices for topping

Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the pieces of butter, you need to cut it into the flour mixture. I use my hands to get it all mixed in. The dough should be crumbly when it is fully incorporated. Add 4 tablespoons ice water to the mixture and mix well. I knead the dough in the bowl. Some people may find it easier to place it on a board. I just roll it around in the bowl. Once you have formed a ball with the dough, wrap the entire ball in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

After refrigerating the dough, it is time to roll it out. Sprinkle some flour onto a board and roll the dough out with a rolling pin. I rolled mine into a rectangle, but you could do a circle too. I forgot how fragile pie crust is, so be careful.

Once the dough is rolled out, place it on a parchment lined pan. Now you can fill the crust with delicious toppings. You can change this recipe up with whatever you have in the fridge. I used apples then sprinkled sugar and cinnamon on top.

Once you have filled it up, simply fold the corners up. Try not to get any holes, because you don't want any of the yummy juices to escape. Place in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes. Lower your rack to one of the lowest notches. I sprinkled sliced almonds on top about 15 minutes before the galette was done baking. This was the simplest most delicious desert!