How To Make Homemade Galette Dough

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Discover the art of making your own homemade galette dough with this simple, straightforward guide. No need for advanced baking skills—just follow along as we ditch the store-bought options and delve into creating a flaky, delectable galette crust.

Get ready to elevate your baking game with minimal effort and maximum flavor. Let’s dive into the joy of homemade galettes—simple, impressive, and entirely made from scratch.

Homemade Galette Dough Recipe

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Galette Dough: A Quick Overview

A galette is a type of French pastry that is known for its free-form, rustic appearance. It typically consists of a flat, round crust made of pastry dough that is folded over the edges of a filling. The filling can be sweet or savory and often includes fruits, vegetables, or even meats.

Sweet versions of galettes often feature fruits like apples, berries, peaches or lemon curd. Savory galettes may include ingredients such as tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, or various herbs and meats.

One of the key characteristics of a galette is its simplicity and versatility. Unlike more intricate pastries, galettes don’t require a pie dish or tart pan. Instead, the dough is rolled out, the filling is placed in the center, and the edges of the dough are folded up and over to contain the filling. The result is a charming, irregularly shaped pastry with a deliciously flaky crust.

Galette dough is typically made with flour, butter, water, and sometimes a touch of sugar or salt, depending on whether it’s intended for a sweet or savory recipe. The ease of preparation and the ability to customize both the dough and the filling make galettes a popular choice for home bakers.

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Homemade Galette Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (cold, cubed)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional for savory recipes)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ice water
Homemade Galette Dough Recipe Preparation Steps
Homemade Galette Dough Recipe - Filling Steps

Homemade Galette Recipe Steps

  1. Blend the flour, sugar (optional), and salt in a food processor.
  2. Add in the cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Slowly add in the ice water and pulse until dough forms.
  4. Form the dough into a ball, cover plastic wrap, and chill for about 30 minutes.
  5. Carefully roll the dough out on a floured surface into the general shape of a circle – it doesn’t need to be perfect.
  6. Add your favorite sweet or savory filling to the center of the dough circle.
  7. Fold the edges over the filling and press to seal.
  8. Bake until golden and the filling is set. Bake time and temperature will vary depending on your filling, however, 400°F for 30-45 minutes is a good starting point.

Homemade Galette Dough

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Discover the art of making your own homemade galette dough with this simple, straightforward recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (cold, cubed)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional for savory recipes)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ice water

Instructions

  1. Blend the flour, sugar (optional), and salt in a food processor.
  2. Add in the cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Slowly add in the ice water and pulse until dough forms.
  4. Form the dough into a ball, cover plastic wrap, and chill for about 30 minutes.
  5. Carefully roll the dough out on a floured surface into the general shape of a circle - it doesn't need to be perfect.
  6. Add your favorite sweet or savory filling to the center of the dough circle.
  7. Fold the edges over the filling, towards the center. The filling does not need to be totally covered.
  8. Bake until golden and the filling is set.

Notes

Bake time and temperature will vary depending on your filling, however, 400°F for 30-45 minutes is a good starting point.

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