Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sweet Finale: Blueberry Galette

Our third and final pastry of the evening (a savoury tourtiere was first, followed by this flaky butter crust peach pie) was a blueberry galette.  My first attempt as you can see, leaked blueberry juice everywhere, as I didn't reinforce the overlapping edges enough.  It was still delicious - you could really taste the lemon in the crust - and the crust was so good.

It was so good that we demolished it that evening.   The recipe makes enough for two small galettes, so the next day (not kidding) I made a fresh peach version with the rest of the dough and the our last two fresh peaches. 

Pate Sucrée 
Makes 1 large or 2 small galettes

2 cups all-purpose flour 
2/3 cup icing sugar 
1/2 cup   unsalted butter, diced 
Grated zest of one lemon
1 egg, beaten

1.Sift together flour and icing sugar
2.Work in butter; form a well in the center of the flour
3.Add lemon zest and vanilla bean scrapings to well
4.Add beaten egg to well and 1-2 tablespoons of ice water to start
5.Using your fingers, blend mixture together until a disc is formed
6. Wrap in plastic, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
7. Roll out carefully on a floured surface
8. Add filling in the centre, and fold up sides of the dough to form galette
9. Sprinkle sugar over top. 
10. Bake in 425 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for a further 20 minutes until deep golden brown. 

for one small galette

1 ½ cups blueberries or 2 peaches, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp. lemon juice
4 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cornstarch

   Gently toss ingredients together in a bowl. Fill galette.

No comments:

Post a Comment