Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Apple Galette with Walnut Streusel

Could these be my absolute best bake? I made them 3 times in 8 days, and each one disappeared within hours! I am not a fan of apple or fruit pies in general, and this has won me over completely. The flavor combination is fantastic- apples, cinnamon, walnuts (& coconut flakes)! This recipe is actually what drawn me to making galette in the first place. #datgoldenbrowncrustdoe

Apple Galette with Walnut Stresuel
2nd half from last Berry Galette

-recipe adapted from Southern Boy Dishes
-makes enough for two galettes

3 apples, peeled, cored, sliced into 1/2" (used Granny Smith)
1/4 sugar
1/4 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Toss together.

-recipe adapted from Southern Boy Dishes
-makes enough for two galettes

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp white sugar
1/4 cup AP flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
3 tbsp unsalted butter, RT

1. Mix everything together except butter.
2. Blend in softened butter until well combined.

Clockwise: topping, filling, dough

Pile filling and sprinkle topping on top

Fold dough over filling
final crucial step before bake: brush with cream and sprinkle turbinado sugar!**

having a slice fresh out of oven (;

cross section view in day light

Apple Galette variation #1

-recipe adapted from Southern Boy Dishes
1 1/4 cup AP flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed and frozen
4 tbsp water, cold

1. In food processor, pulse together salt and flour until combined.
2. Add in butter and pulse until small beads form.
3. Add in cold water and pulse until dough starts to come together as a ball.
4. Divide into two each ~160g (total wt: 318g).
5. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill one for 30 minutes and freeze the other.

1 granny smith apple, cored and diced*
sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sugar (no exact measure)
2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

Leftover from previous

result of brushing with milk
This variation was equally yummy as first one!
- The amt of dough fit perfectly in my mini food processor; the dough was soft and smooth!
- Added coconut flakes which bought in a slight chewiness and tropical flare. 
- Dicing the apples instead of slicing made for easy cutting and clean biting (no dragging the whole slice out and having toppings rolling off). 
- Brushed with milk instead and achieved a lighter golden brown color. Turbinado sugar didn't stick as well to the dough with the milk brush. Prefer cream.

Apple Galette variation #2
[the fatty's special request]

2nd half from previous Apple Galette

Fillingsame as previous Apple Galette with extra coconut flakes

- roughly halved recipe from Southern Boy Dishes
- used salted butter and skip salt

brushed with creamer

extra coconut flakes for the coconut lover!
perfectly baked crust- held up nice
Happy 20 on 20 fatty (:

Taste: 5 stars out of 5
*love addition of coconut flakes, easy adjustment of sugar level according to taste
Texture 5 stars out of 5
*minor difference between different crust recipes, all crisp and flaky, prefer ones that use less than 2 cups of flour
*love extra crunch from walnut streusel
*turbinado sugar is a must for crunch on top of crunch!

Appearance: 5 stars out of 5
*best golden brown-ness with heavy cream 
Ease: 5 stars out of 5
*prep dough the day prior, filling prep time and baking time all together takes less than 1 hour

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