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Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crusty cakes.
Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crusty cakes, or, in the case of a Breton galette (French: Galette bretonne, Breton: Krampouezhenn gwinizh du), a pancake made with buckwheat flour usually with a savoury filling. Of the cake type of galette, one notable variety is the galette des Rois (King cake) eaten on the day of Epiphany. In French Canada the term galette is usually applied to pastries best described as large cookies.
Makes Enough For Two 8 inch Galettes. I quite often make 1.5 recipes of dough and make a fruit galette for dessert. I make the 2 for the main part of the meal and place into oven, then make the dessert galette and put it in the oven after the others come out.
The cornmeal in...
Makes 1 approximately 8 inch galette
1/2 recipe of galette dough
3 large ripe peaches
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp corasely ground black pepper
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup loose packed torn fresh basil leaves
1/8 cup chiffonade of basil for garnish and to tuck in among...
This encompasses two recipes; a good all-purpose pie dough, and then the galette using the pie dough.
Foolproof Food Processor Pie Dough
Makes one 8- or 9-inch pie crust
5 TB cold unsalted butter
1-1/4 (5-5/8oz) AP (plain) flour
½ tsp salt
2 TB granulated (caster) sugar
A galette is a very easy way to make a tart or flan and of course you can make them savoury as well as sweet. This recipe is vegan as I've used shortcrust made with margarine and glazed with apricot jam to get the pastry looking golden - but you could use egg wash instead (or both)...