Most of the people I know are waiting for the weekend in order to spend it at the beach. But there is also me. I am waiting for the weeekend in order to spend my free time in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes and flavors. This time I have made some mini galettes with pear, apple and spices. Oh, don’t even talk to me about beaches, I have my galettes.
Well, galettes. Galettes came from beautiful France and they belong to the family of tarts, but they have a rustic character. They are my favourites, in general tarts but especially the galettes. They are so unpretentiously beautiful and if you obey to the seasonality of fruits and vegetables they can be so delicious. I am a huge fan of the seasonality of the ingredients, not because this is the trend, but I can still hear my mother saying “But it’s not its season”. Well, in this case, I have added along with pears and an apple, but I have it for a month in the refrigerator. So it is ok. I guess.
But what was this post about? Oh yes, galettes.
Galettes are easy to make, since the dough doesn’t require special skills, and there are no requirements for special utensils, a greaseproof paper is enough in order delicious flavors to be unfolded in front of your eyes. Do you want someting else from a recipe?
At the past I have made several galettes, savory or sweet. In both cases I have followed a recipe for the dough (that you can find by clicking here) but this time I decided to try the recipe by the most beautiful book that I have bought this year, the Cook’s Atelier cookbook.
So, I wanted to try the recipe by the Cook’s Atelier cookbook but I had to substitute one of the ingredients. I didn’t want to but I didn’t have any creme fraiche. Don’t blame me. It was Sunday and all the stores were closed. So, instead of creme fraiche I have added greek yogurt. Thank God the dough was delicious!
Mini galettes with pear, apple and spices
Mini galettes with pear, apple and spices.
For making the dough
- 190 gr all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 100 gr cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 60 ml cold water
- 30 ml greek yogurt
For the filling
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
You have to start by making the dough. Thus, in a bowl whish together the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter and by using your hands gently toss to coat the butter in the flour mixture. Work quickly to ensure the butter stays cold.
In a small bowl whisk together the cold water and the yogurt.Drizzle over the dough and use by using your hands gently whish until incorporated. Continue working the dough until it comes together and the is no dry flour visible. Be caredul not to overwork the dough. It is ready as soon as you can squish the dough in one hand and stays together.
Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour or preferably overnight. The dough can be wrapped in a double layer of plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months.
For making the filling
Slice pears and the apple into thin wedges. Add the wedges to a bowl and add lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger and cardamon. Set aside.
Assembling the galettes
Spread a baking on a pan and preheat your oven to 200* C.
Divide the gough into 6 pieces. Roll out first piece of dough into a thin circle (15 cm diameter). If the dough is to cold, leave it for 10 minutes. Drop a generous dollop of the filling onto the center of the dough and then spread it a little, leaving a 2’’ border of dough empty all around. Fold over the empty border of dough on top of the pears. Put the galette on the pan and continue with the rest.
Brush the border of each galette with a beaten egg. Sprinkle brown sugar over entire galette.
Cover the galettes with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Covering the galettes will prevent them from burning and will also retain the fruits juicy. After 30 minutes, remove the foil and bake the galettes for 15-20 minutes or until they get a golden brown colour.
I hope to like my mini galettes and to inspired you to make your own!You can always substitute pears with any fruit, or even vegetables, you like. Don’t forget to keep it seasonal!