Apple galette

So I made this amazing galette last week, but it didn’t turn out as pretty as today, which is why I had to wait to share the recipe with you. I found it here and I only dropped the salt caramel, although I had more than a week to find the time to make it, but either I didn’t have enough butter, a clean pan or the disposition for it, ’cause it never materialized.

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Today started so and so, I woke up early-ish and had lots of coffee to go with the novel I was reading. The sun was up, but my mood was gloomy, so I ended up staying under a blanket, reading the better part of the day. When I was done with “The Hills” by Matias Faldbakken I started on Morten Sangvik’s short stories. Also gloomy. Suited me just fine. (I tend to dig my own hole, yes!)

But since my mother-in-law was coming over for coffee, I told myself it would be a good idea to try my hand at this galette again. I may be clinically depressed and all, but I’m also an old-fashioned Eastern-European woman, at least when it comes to entertaining guests. haha! 😉

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Ingredients:

  • 190g all-purpose flour
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 115g cold butter, cubed
  • 160ml ice cold water

Filling & Topping

  • 2 – 3 large apples, peeled and sliced into thin slices
  • 50g dark brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (to prevent apple browning)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

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Make the dough by working the butter cubes into the flour, sugar and salt. When it all looks like bread crumbs, add the water little by little, then knead it into a ball. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough into a 12-inch circle (or any shape, really!). Trim the rim of the circle to make a clean cut if desired. Transfer dough to the prepared baking sheet.

Meanwhile mix the apple slices with the flour, sugar, lemon juice and spices and let it rest. On a lightly floured work surface (I usually do it right on the parchment paper), roll the dough into a pizza-sized circle. Trim the rim of the circle to make a clean cut if desired.

Assemble the apples in the middle and fold the edges over them. Bake at 200 degrees C, until light brown. Sprinkle some nib sugar on top. Serve with vanilla ice-cream and coffee. Yum! 😉

I don’t know if she was impressed, but I was happy with the effort I made. 😉 And I got to brag about it here- haha!

Have a lovely afternoon!

xxx, Alina

4 thoughts on “Apple galette

  1. Yum! Looks so good! I’ve been wanting to bake lots of apple stuff lately. They’re starting to come into season here in Germany. What type of apples do you recommend for the filling?

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