½ cup cold butter
1 ½ cups flour
¼ cup cold water
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
Chop 1/2 cup (1 stick) of cold butter into very small pieces.
Add butter to flour and use a fork to press down on the butter pieces to make them smaller.
Once the butter pieces are as small as possible, mix in the water.
Use your hands to quickly bring the dough together -- be fast so you don't melt the butter with your body heat.
Freeze the dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Chop up the strawberries and mix in the rest of the filling ingredients.
Roll out the dough onto a baking tray (I used a cast iron pizza pan) and spoon the filling onto the center.
Spread the filling about and inch from the edge, then fold over the naked dough onto the outer strawberries.
Sprinkle galette with more sugar (optional) and bake for 40 minutes.
Don't let your butter melt!
You want to minimize the butter's contact with heat to prevent it from melting (melting will cause the crust to not be flaky). Keep in mind the temperature of your house and of your body heat. Watch the butter; if it looks like it's melting, put it in the freezer. After you've broken up you butter into the flour, make sure you add water that is ice cold. Then be very quick when you bring the dough together with your hands. Keep the dough in the freezer until you're ready to roll it out and add the filling.
You can use any berry or stone-fruit. Alternatives include: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, apricots, even pears. You could even do a combo. Let me know what fruit you use!
Baked goods are often high in sugar, fat, and carbs. As someone who bakes often, I have to watch how much I eat. I love to eat. I do. I also love to have a healthy body. That being said, I appreciate when a recipe states a calorie count. So I've decided to provide that for you.
Total calories in galette: 1,824
I cut my galette into four (big) slices, so each was 456 calories. I think that this galette could've made 6 better proportioned slices, so each slice then would have been 304 calories. As always, eat in moderation.
The galette before baking.
The galette after baking.
I enjoyed a slice with some whipped cream.
This is a relatively easy dessert to whip up after dinner. I like galettes more than pies because I think I get more filling and less crust. Also, I love seeing the beautiful filling instead of it being covered. What do you think: pies or galettes?