RECIPES

Kiwi & Apple Galette

Galettes are my latest obsession. What’s not to like about them?

Flat, flaky pastry, filled with delicious fresh fruits. Ohhh it’s so rustic and comforting especially after a really long, tiring day at work.

And if you’re a beginner baker, this is where you start. Pies can get a bit too intimidating so these galettes will give you all the confidence you need to master your baking skills.

Usually considered a summer dessert, I can eat them in any season. I remember the first time I attempted to make these, it was a chilly morning but they felt so warm that I needed to snuggle back into bed.

It’s been my dream for sometime to go study at Le Cordon Bleu and so I guess that’s where my love for French desserts all began. I’ve been looking at a lot of recipes and combining them all, I decided to experiment in making my own dough. Many of the recipes that I looked at were without egg. But unless you’re a vegan, add an egg yolk to your dough. It’s the best thing it can do and makes it so much easier to roll out too.

The foundation of any good galette is its crust. Go for a light, flaky buttery crust and anything you throw inside will taste delicious.

Don’t forget to egg wash your galette for that glossy look and it also helps to brown faster. Again, if you cant use an egg, then a substitute for it can be used.

Galettes are free-form pastries that can be made with a number of fillings both savoury and sweet but the whole world knows how much I love my desserts so had to go all the way sweet. Hence, I have used kiwis and apples in my galette. Both these ingredients bring out the best in each of them. The tart kiwis complement the sweet apples brilliantly. Always remember to use a combination like this to bring out the flavours.

So the next time someone is craving a pie, suggest a galette. You can never go wrong with it. There are no rules to follow. It’s all left up to your own creativity.

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Kiwi and Apple Galette
If you've been scared to bake pies all your life, here's your solution. One that has no rules to follow and allows you to be as creative as you like. Galettes are my latest addiction. I love the rusticity and comforting look of them. Try this Kiwi & Apple Galette recipe to chase away all that fear and wow your guests at your next house party!
Course dessert
Cuisine french
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
For the dough:
For the filling:
For the egg wash:
Course dessert
Cuisine french
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
number
Ingredients
For the dough:
For the filling:
For the egg wash:
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Blend in the butter and eggs. Continue to mix until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Gradually add the water, little at a time until the dough is combined. Feel free to add more flour if needed.
  4. Divide it into two dough balls. Wrap them in cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Meanwhile, saute the apples, honey and cinnamon powder in a pan for about 5 minutes. Add the kiwifruit. Keep aside.
  6. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  7. Remove the dough out of the fridge and roll out the pastry dough.
  8. Place on a greased baking tray so it doesn't stick.
  9. Divide the mixture evenly and place in the centre of the dough.
  10. Fold the edges of the dough over the mixture, sealing all the crevices.
  11. Lightly brush the galette with the egg wash.
  12. Bake for 40 minutes or until the galette turns golden brown.
  13. Serve hot with fresh cream or vanilla ice-cream.
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