The perfect pairing of sweet & salty.
The beautiful & simple creativity of a Galette. Have you ever had? If you answered no, I haven't either until I made this one.. and it's real tasty! There's really not much not to like here- it's just one large flaky & buttery pastry, filled with anything you desire! And what more can ya want after a long holiday weekend, and you're just not feeling up to doing ANYTHING. This is totally your meal!
I am just SO excited to finally have a recipe that I developed, that came out quite successful (and packed with flavor!). Now it may look a bit complicated because of the layers and fold and homemade dough, but it really is just so super simple. Just a few ingredients in a mixer and a little work by hand and BAM! Perfect pastry dough.
Before you get cooking, you should know that there are a TON of variations on your average Galette. This one I call a "Brunch Galette" because it's mostly sweet with some goat cheese for an added bit of saltiness and cheeeeeesiness. And Brunch is one of those meals where you can get away with eating whatevs. Some of these waffles & french toast combos I've had out for Brunch are basically a dessert that you can have as your meal (win win). BUT I've totally seen some Galettes that are straight up veggies and meats, where others are just a fancier version of your favorite pizza pie! It's SO versatile, and I am so in love with this new recipe. Warning: there will be a lot of Fall galettes to come ;)
So get your apron on and get that flour out. You MUST try this simply sweet lil "pie". Thanks for reading! xx S.
| Vegetarian |
I N G R E D I E N T S:
- 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp of Salt
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter, cold & cubed
- 1/4 cup of ice cold water
- 8 oz. of Goat cheese
- 5-6 figs, sliced
- One pear, sliced
- One small onion, sliced
- 1 tsp of cane sugar
- One egg, beaten
- Sprinkle of rosemary
- Splash of olive oil
DOUGH: Begin by adding the flour and salt in a large bowl. By hand (or in an electric mixer/food processor), add in your cubed butter. Mix well until cubes are about pea size and combined well with the flour mixture. Next, slowly add in your water while continuously mixing. Once all incorporated, the fun part! By hand, mix well and knead until a small ball of dough is formed. Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.
ONIONS: While your dough it chilling, let's caramelize the onions! In a large saucepan, add a little olive oil and heat over medium low. Once warmed up, add your onions with the sugar and mix well. Cover and cook while stirring occasionally so onions don't stick to the bottom. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until they begin to turn golden & caramelize.
GALETTE!: Preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Once your dough has been sitting and your onions are done, time to assemble! On a floured surface (which I prefer to also do on top of parchment paper), roll out your dough -try to keep it in an oval/circle shape- until it's just about 1/4 of an inch thin. In the center, spread about 3/4 of your goat cheese log, a sprinkle of rosemary & layer the pears, figs, and onions. Now, take the sides, fold and overlap a little while pinching to seal. Do this around the whole pie so you have a nice little crust holding in the tasty fruits & cheese! Brush the sides lightly with the egg wash and crumble the remaining goat cheese over the top. Pop it in the oven!
COOK & EAT: After about 30-35 minutes, your Galette should be golden and perfectly crispy. Let cool and serve. Bon appetit!