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Galette: Home Cooking Dish of the Month for May 2014

The Dish of the Month for May is Galette. It was a tight race, and Galette won by only one vote. You can view the voting thread here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/973690
And the nomination thread here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/973006

You can also view all of the prior Dishes of the Month, and contribute to them at any time, here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929718

But for the month of May, we'll be focusing on Galettes. Here is a little info from the Baking Bites website:
"The term galette typically refers to a free form tart that is made with a flaky pasty crust. These tarts are not molded in tart pans. Instead, filling is placed directly on top of a sheet of rolled out pastry and the edges of that pastry are folded up and around the filling. The tart becomes crisp during baking and the dessert, as a whole, manages to be both rustic and elegant at the same time. Galettes can be sweet or savory. When you fill the tart with ingredients vegetables, sausage and cheese can turn a sheet of pastry into a beautiful main course. It is more common for galettes to be filled with fruit, chocolate or other sweet elements and served for dessert."

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Now Happy May Day, and let's start baking those galettes!

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  1. I just did a quick search- and to my surprise there are more than a few recipes for galettes with asparagus

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    1. re: jpr54_1

      Are you going to bake one of them? I'd be very curious to know how it turns out. I make salmon in asparagus dish closed in puff pastry and baked. Very tasty and beautiful presentation. But it is not a galette :)

      1. re: herby

        i will try to make one of them

    2. Fortuitously, this just popped up in my newsfeed on a certain other site today: Galette with Wild Greens, Artichokes, and Feta. Looks and sounds lovely! I may have to try it.
      http://wildgreensandsardines.blogspot...

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      1. I'm hoping to make this one soon: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/0...

        Have had it bookmarked for ages. Right now I'm going through savory galette recipes and getting very excited.

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        1. re: nothingswrong

          That looks so beautiful and summery! I've put it in my to-do list also!

          1. re: nothingswrong

            Looks delicious, can't wait for your report :)

          2. I finally found and bought some all butter puff pastry (without strange additives) and decided to test it out by using the suggested recipe on the bakery's website http://www.panetonbakery.co.nz/media/... an apple galette.

            It's a good thing that I don't really need a recipe for apple galette, because their recipe is rather badly written. However the pastry was superb! It puffed ridiculously high and the galettes were a stunning success.

            1. Apple and Dried Cherry Galette with Gouda Crust

              This was a recipe from Leite's Culinaria calling for dried cranberries and mimoltte cheese. I had apples and dried tart cherries on hand, but there was no mimolette to be found. Gouda was given as an alternate, so I used a wonderful aged, nutty gouda.

              The cheese adds so much to this crust! It smelled heavenly while baking, and the flavor worked so well with the apples. A bit of whipped cream was called for, but we had some locally-made vanilla ice cream that was just waiting for this dish. Perfect.

              Link to the recipe: http://leitesculinaria.com/6667/recip...

               
               
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              1. re: L.Nightshade

                it looks so gorgeous!

                i will try to do one this weekend.

                1. re: L.Nightshade

                  BEAUTIFUL! I need to try that aged gouda crust!

                  1. re: biondanonima

                    Thank you mariacarmen and blondanomina! And, yes, the aged gouda crust was extraordinary. I do want to find mimolette some day; I've heard great things.

                  2. re: L.Nightshade

                    that is absolutely gorgeous. Making my hungry!