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.