Last week, our friend Maxene came over for dinner. She made an amazing galette for dessert. I posted a photo of it on Facebook and a couple of friends asked for the recipe. Max complied and here it is:
1/4 cup sour cream or room temp. cream cheese
1 T fresh lemon juice
1/4 C cold water (less will render a flakier dough)
1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C chilled butter
1. Whisk cream, lemon juice and water and put in freezer while you prepare the next steps of the recipe (want it cold, but not frozen)
2. Mix flour and salt in a medium bowl. Cut butter into small pieces and drop into flour then mix with a cuisinart until butter is in small, pea-sized bits
3. Add liquid, mix, and let chill for at least one our.
And for the filling:
2 C cranberries
2-3 T crystallized ginger
lemon or orange zest
1/2 C sugar
Roll dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch and transfer to a baking sheet. Spread filling evenly over the dough, leaving a two-inch margin around the edges. Fold the dough over the edges of the filling. Brush with egg wash, using the wash to affix the folds of dough.
For a shiny, golden crust, use an egg wash (one egg beaten with a teaspoon of cool water). If you want a dark but not shiny crust, wash with cream or milk.
bake at 350!
(for 45 minutes)
Thanks Maxene for the wonderful dessert and well-written recipe.