This galette came about out of chance. I was researching French galettes. The ultra thin buckwheat version that is often stuffed with garlicky mushrooms or folded and laced with salted butter. It turns out however that a galette has a totally different meaning in America. A galette is pretty much a rustic pie. No need for blind baking, no need to pie tins and no need to worry about it slicing and serving properly.
An American galette is a simple pastry rolled out and then filled with the fruit of your choice, then all you have to do is fold in the edges to make a parcel. Bake, eat and enjoy. It is the most amazing thing, it is a super quick amazing pie. It is healthy, easy and appeals to everyone of my senses. You get to whip up the most amazing comfort food in 10 minutes that is healthy, nostalgic and delicious.
For my galette I used apples, cardamon and cinnamon but you could also use pears and quinces or frozen berries, peaches or apricots. It is delicious served warm with a dollop of yoghurt and is healthy enough to be the perfect breakfast option too.
- 250g spelt flour
- 100 ml ice cold water
- 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp date syrup (or maple/agave)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 3 large cooking apples
- 1 tbsp almond butter
Preheat your oven to 160C
Place the flour, coconut oil & cinnamon into a bowl
Slowly add the water stirring continuously until you combined
Place onto your worksurface and knead for a few minutes
Roll out into a circular shape (approx 2cm thick) and place onto a lined baking tray
Slice 2.5 of the apples thinly
Place the date syrup and almond butter into a pan and bring to the boil
Simmer for 2 minutes
Remove from the heat and carefully toss the apples in the syrup
Pile onto the centre of the dough and spread towards the edges
Fold the edges over the apples to create an outer edge that contains the fruit
Place into the oven at 160C for approx 25-35mins