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Help with Galette, please

bxgirl Dec 22, 2009 06:56 AM

I would like to make Deborah Madison's Winter Squash Galette. Problem is, I am really not good at making/rolling out dough. Is there something I can buy (puff pastry?) that I can use instead of making the galette myself? Whenever I have tried to make dough, especially the rolling-out part, it fails.
PLEASE do not tell me how easy it is to make a galette. I really am looking for store-bought alternatives.

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    bxgirl Dec 23, 2009 04:10 AM

    Thanks for your replies. I'm gathering up the courage to make the galette as Deborah describes. Channa, I have the actual book Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, and the recipe in the books says "Yeasted tart dough or Galette dough."
    Hope this works out!!!

    1. Channa Dec 22, 2009 08:49 AM

      This is curious -- I found both piecrust and yeast dough versions of her recipe.

      Here Madison uses piecrust, so you might want to do, as well. Hers is all butter, but I don't know if butter piecrust dough is readily available:


      And here, she uses a yeast dough, so you might want to do, as well:


      Either way -- It can be difficult to move an unbaked galette, so be sure to place the pastry on the baking sheet BEFORE filling it. A piece of parchment under the dough is also helpful.

      Good luck! It looks like a delicious filling, with the combo of butternut squash, sage, and Parm.

      1. Cherylptw Dec 22, 2009 08:36 AM

        Sure, you can buy puff pastry and/or refrigerated pie dough (i.e Pillsbury etc) to use instead

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