Friday, 18 April 2014

Apple Galettes

Apple Galettes

It's Easter time! And I think we all know what that stands for - long family meals, endless chats and of course the always too many chocolate eggs. That's why I skipped my initial plan of yet another chocolate based recipe to inspire your culinary easter and opted for these little goodies instead: Apple Galettes!

These freestyle tartlettes are made up from a whole wheat crust and a super fruity apple-starring filling all spiced up with my all time fave cinnamon - pure bliss yet not overly sweet, so instead of a sugar coma they are a tad bit more nutritious and light. That definitely calls for some honey whipped cream as a partner ;-) (recipe below). Or skip the whipped cream and serve them at Sunday's Easter brunch. For this occasion egg-shaped galettes might be a nice idea to entertain friends and family.

Small Apple Galettes with Brown Sugar

Apple Galettes

I've generally got all in for galettes recently (which might be because of a short trip to france a couple of days ago, a post about that will be up soon though) - throw together the ingredients for the crust, fill with fruit of choice, fold up the edges, bake in the oven while you clean up the kitchen and surf in the internet for the next galette ideas and voilĂ  your left with a wonderful breakfast/brunch/coffee time addition. In this special recipe the combination of a crisp butter-y and wholesome crust filled with soft partly caramellized apples and the always present touch of cinnamon are the ones responsible for the unique all-time-favourite kind of taste.

The super quick and easy preparation which can easily be executed ahead of time (bake them one day ahead or just prepare the crust and chill the dough overnight) and only requires basic ingredients is what makes this recipe a classic that can always be thrown together for some last-minute guests or the next get-together with friends and family. So in this way include some galettes into your planned meals for Easter and have a happy relaxed time with your loved ones!

Apple Galettes
- makes eight small galettes, can be changed into a big one
- Crust:
- 300g/ 2 and 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 80g/ 2/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 200g/ 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp Butter

- Filling:
- 2 medium sized Apples
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar plus more for sprinkling
- 1 tsp Cinnamon

1. Combine the flour, salt, sugar and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl, then work in the cold butter until a dough forms. Cover and set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Wash and core the apples. Now you can either cut them into small cubes or thin slices like I did. Toss together with the sugar and cinnamon.
3. Knead the dough once again and divide into eight equal parts. Roll each part out on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin into a freestyle circle, about 15 cm/ 5.9 inches in diameter.
4. Divide the apples equally onto the eight crusts, with about 1 inch/ 2.5 cm distance to the edge. Fold in the edges to create a border, partly covering the apple filling. Sprinkle with some optional additional brown sugar, which will caramellize during the baking time.
5. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the galettes, about 1-2 inch apart from each other.
6. Loosely cover with aluminium foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 20-30 minutes until crust is slightly brownes and apples are soft.
7. Take out, let cool for 10 minutes and serve either immediately, still warm and preferably with honey whipped cream (recipe below) or save for later and serve them at room temperature. Enjoy!

- Honey Whipped Cream
- 150g Whipping Cream
- 1 Tbsp liquid Honey
1. Start whipping the cream and slowly drizzle in the honey while you continue beating until the cream is thick and a knife cut stays visible. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. I can almost smell the apples and cinnamon baking. Awesome combo