The Essential Guide To Galettes

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The Essential Guide To Galettes 

A galette is a French rustic, flat tart made from pastry dough. They are exposed or left open in the center giving you a peek as to it’s contents. Galettes may be sweet or savory & they are some of the most effortless & forgiving pies that may be created. Fill them with fresh berries, figs, stone fruits or apples to make a dessert or top the pastry crust with tomato slices, summer vegetables & cheese for an excellent starter course. Look to the The Essential Guide To Pie & Tarts for general terminology to aide in getting you started in making these wonderful freeform tarts with the fundamentals highlighted below. 

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How To Handcraft Galettes

Most everything lovely that comes out of your kitchen begins with planning & logistics. From curating the finest ingredients to making certain supplies are available to create beautiful & delicious cakes, many tasks must be taken care of before baking can even begin. Specially prepared baked goods make lovely offerings to guests when entertaining. When it comes to handcrafting a galette for your celebration, it’s important to know about the foundation, tools, equipment, recipe formulas & a few classic basic fundamentals so that the best choice may be made in order to highlight the event.
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A galette is a freeform rustic tart whereas pastry dough is rolled, generally a Pâte Brisée or Pâte Sucrée, ingredients are added to the center & the excess crust is folded over itself to slightly enclose the filling producing a simple, flat baked good.

No. 1

The Pastry Dough

A basic pastry or pie dough prepared from flour, sugar, salt, fat & ice cold water may be used to prepare a classic galette. Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry Dough is prepared with a combination of butter & shortening to provide an incredibly flaky crust with a bit of interesting, gritty texture. However, they are most often prepared with an all butter formula, a Pâte Brisée which is a classic French dough or a Pâte Sucrée, a sweet dough.

No. 2

The Tools & Equipment

Bench scrapers are used to lift dough during the rolling procedure to make certain it doesn’t stick to surfaces. A rolling pin will be necessary to flatten dough discs while parchment paper-lined half sheet pans will be used to bake the galettes. Do not use a cookie sheet. The lip on the edge of the half sheet pan will contain juices that accumulate during the baking process. 

No. 3

The Ingredients

Galettes may be prepared for use as savory main dishes & appetizers or desserts. If something sweet is desired, a crumbly streusel topping may be added just before baking the freeform fruit tarts for additional flavor & complex texture. A variety of nuts & cheeses may be added to savory galettes. Sprinkle a bit of cheese on the bottom of the dough before adding toppings to keep them good & crisp. 

No. 4

The Technique

Prepare a Pâte Brisée or Pâte Sucrée dough as directed. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a circle to a 1/4-inch thickness. Arrange the ingredients in the center of the prepared pastry dough leaving a 2-inch border. Sprinkle with a streusel if using. Fold the excess dough over the ingredients forming a rustic, freeform tart. Carefully, transfer to a parchment paper-lined half sheet pan. If the galette is large, the dough may be placed on the parchment paper-lined half sheet pan, then assembled. Freeze 15 minutes or chill 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake in the lower third portion of the oven approximately 35 to 40 minutes or until the filling is bubbly & the crust is golden. Follow specific recipe instructions as a guide. 

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