July 15, 2014

APPLE GALETTE

Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Softened butter - 3/4 cup
Granulated sugar - 3/4 cup
Eggs - 2
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Cold water  - 2 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Apples - 4 (cored, peeled and sliced)
Brown sugar - 1/3 cup
Grated lemon rind - 1 tbsp
Icing sugar - 1 cup
Lemon juice- 2 tbsp
Hot water - 1 tbsp
Beaten egg

Method:

  • Place flour, butter and cinnamon in bowl. Add granulated sugar, 2 eggs and vanilla; incorporate with pastry blender.
  • Add cold water and pinch dough to incorporate. Shape into ball and cover with waxed paper; refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. When ready to prepare galette, cut dough in half. 
  • Roll both on floured surface, until about 1/4" thick. Dust with more flour if needed.
  • Place 9" plate on dough and trace galattes.
  • Cut away excess dough to form circles.
  • Place galattes on separate buttered and floured cookie sheets; brush lightly with beaten egg. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool while you prepare the filling.
  • Melt 2 tbsp butter in frying pan. Add apples and cook 15 minutes over high heat, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle in brown sugar and lemon rind; continue cooking 3 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, prepare icing by placing icing sugar, lemon juice and hot water in small bowl. Mix together.
  • To assemble dessert, place one galette on bottom of serving platter. Cover with cooled apples and top with second galette.
  • Generously spread lemon icing over top, letting it drip down sides.
  • Decorate with additional coloured icings if desired.
  • Slice carefully and serve.
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