Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Rustic Apple Galette
I watched Julie & Julia last night...how funny I completely forgot it was a movie about a 'food blog'. When I saw it the first time I thought to myself I can't do that! Well, I guess I can because I am...
Kelseys Perfect Pie Dough ~Preheat oven 425 degrees F.
Adapted from Kelseys Essentials
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, chilled or frozen
4-6 TBSP ice cold water (I used 3, just see how the texture is for you)
1/8 tsp cinnamon
I added cinnamon to the crust recipe...I adore cinnamon & I get the Cinnamon Dulce from Starbucks, (see below).
In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, vanilla; cut or work the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers or a cold pastry cutter until you have large pea sized chunks scattered throughout. Alternatively, pulse the dough in a food processor or mix in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on low speed.
Add the ice water slowly while mixing with a fork, or in the food processor or mixer, until just combined. Be careful not to overwork the dough. Wrap dough in plastic wrap , flatten and place in refridgerator or freezer for 15-20 minutes or overnight in fridge, let stand 10 minutes before rolling out. Have your rolling area ready with flour & a little cinnamon...yummmy good!
Roll out the chilled dough to fit in a 9" pie plate. Reserve the 2nd pie dough disc for another use if making a single crust pie.
I couldn't find my rolling pin so I had to use a glass, which was kinda hard because it absorbed the heat from my hands & was sticking..ug it was a mess! But delish...
Yeild: 1 (9-inch) pie crust.
Now for the apples. This part is from the Smitten Kitchen & a little addition or two of my own...like I've said before I tweak my recipes & they always seem to turn out delicious.
2 lbs of apples peeled & sliced (I used the most amazing Granny Smith I have had in years!!!)
2 packets Sugar in the Raw (or equivalent)
Cinnamon Dulce syrup from Starbucks (or make an apple reduction with some apple juice, cinnamon & brown sugar) & I used it sparingly because it is very rich but so good!
Cinnamon & sugar mix from my shaker.
I got my handy paint brush & brushed the edges with the sauce, then used raw sugar, then sprinkled with cinnamon & granulated sugar (which I always keep ready in my baking cupboard)!
I can't wait, I know it is going to be delicious...Go ahead make one! Tis the season for apples & pumpkins~