Monday, September 27, 2010

Pluot Galette



Galette is a French Pastry,which I think is more like a pie made without a pie pan.Its flaky crust is achieved by using good amount of saturated fat(here I use only the best kind) and not over mixing the dough.Any kind of fresh tart fruit makes an ideal filling.

Pluots(a cross between plums and apricots) are still in season before the pumpkins invade,I thought why not make a simple dessert requiring not much effort.Really needed only few minutes to put together and the oven does rest of the work.This is lightly sweetened like most of my desserts,the almonds and semolina form the delicious layer over the dough to soak in all the fruity juices,a very unique idea I borrowed from roopa's recipe.

Recipe : Pluot Galette
Serves 3
Ingredients
3 medium ripe pluots or plums or apricots,pitted and sliced
1/2 cup almond meal or fine ground raw almonds
1 tablespoon semolina
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoon Organic butter(cut in cubes) or pure green or virgin pressed coconut oil
3 tablespoon cold water
1/8 teaspoon salt

Method
To make the pastry dough ,sift together the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.Add the butter or ghee or coconut oil to the flour mixture,combine well using hands or use a processor,add water and mix until the mixture comes together.Cover and set in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Mix the almond meal ,sugar and semolina in a small bowl and keep aside.
Unwrap and start rolling on lightly floured work surface,when about 10-12 inches wide along the diameter,spread the almond mixture leaving 2 inches near the edges clean.Now place the sliced pluot slices in a flower pattern and fold the edges,sprinkle with granulated sugar if desired.Transfer on to a baking sheet.
Bake in 375F oven for 25-30 minutes until edges are golden brown and fruit is tender.
Cool few minutes,slice and serve with more fresh fruit and dollop of low fat chocolate ice cream.


The galette is my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging #253 ,hosted this week by Simona from Briciole

27 comments:

Satya said...

wow this dessert looks so delicious ...love that gorgeous pink ...yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous galette!

Cheers,

Rosa

Swathi said...

Beautiful galette .

Jeannie said...

Your galette looks really delicious with all the gorgeous fruits stuffed into it!

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

Galette's are such great way to make a delicious dessert with tons of fruits and no work! I was going to make a fig galette today. Love it!

Ann said...

You always amaze me with how you manage to adapt and incorporate healthy ingredients into your recipes. looks fantatstic!

Jhonny walker said...

Yasmin,

I have only recently come to 'discover' pluots! I found them in a farmer's market and they are delish!! This recipe looks insanely good. Just one quetsion. I don't have wheat flour. Can I use all purpose flour? I know I may lose out on the nutty taste...but I hate to go looking for whole wheat flour to make these. And I wanna make em today!

Thanks

Yasmeen said...

JW,APF Should work too :)

Joanne said...

I love a good galette and am so going to miss all of these fruits when they're out of season! Way to make a final push! Looks delicious.

Jennifurla said...

Gorgeous, I have a bag of these in my fridge - thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Simply delicious and droolworthy galette..

Fuat Gencal said...

Çok güzel görünüyor. Leziz ve iştah açıcı ellerinize sağlık.

Saygılar.

roxan said...

I love how rustic galettes are and yours takes the cake! YUM. I have to make this for my husband, he loves stone fruits.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely! Very eye-catching!

Tamanna said...

looks very healthy yet delicious!

Jhonny walker said...

Thanks Yasmeen...also I fwd the Recipe to a couple of people who asked me how to use wheat flour they bought :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

This is one of my favorite simple desserts to make. I like that galettes really allow the sweetness and flavors of the fruits to shine.

Jaisy James said...

wow looks yummy

healthy tips said...

this was nice website to see about all the food items.

Symptoms of dementia said...

I love galette.Thanks for sharing this interesting information.Definitely it will helps me.I will try its some recipe in home to keep healthy body.Keep update it!

Mandy said...

It's so mouthwatering... Delish!

Hema said...

lovely pic.. simple and easy dessert :)

Ricki said...

Hi Yasmeen,
Thought you might like to know that this site: http://www.lifehealthful.com/ seens to be stealing a lot of your (and others) posts, whole. They have no comments enabled so I couldn't even leave them a nasty one!
Ricki

Simona said...

I like galettes a lot, because they are forgiving in terms of shaping them and I think the folded pastry all around looks very nice. I love the color of the pluots. A very nice dessert, indeed. Thank you for participating.

Marisa said...

Have never heard of pluots - they sound lovely!

Sasha said...

Thanks for this valuable post.
keep sharing

Riz said...

very nice information to share.. thanks

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