Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cinnamon Apple Galette, For Two :)

Here's the scenario in my head when i'm about to post this.

Sunday morning. Just me and you. We have bunch of time, but we got nothing to do.
But we still gotta eat, right? :)
So, what will i make for our lazy sunday?

1. This thing have to be easy and simple.
2. Comforting.
3. Do not take a lot of ingredients.
4. No fancy appearance (less work, that's why it called LAZY sunday)

And, Cinnamon Apple Galette it is.
It meets all my requirements.
We can enjoy this at tea time with milk tea, watching some dvd, laughing and lazy-ing (still with the lazy thing)
What a perfect sunday!

But reality came back to me.
I made this when i took half-day off from my office.
After i finished baking and cleaning, i hurry took a shower, pack my galette, enjoy this when i have time at office :(

But i'll definitely make this scenario become a real one someday :)

love the crust!

Cinnamon Apple Galette, for two
For pastry crust
80 gr flour
1/2 tbs sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 cup (55 gr) cold butter, cut in dice
3 tbs ice water

For filling
1 sour apple (i use granny smith), slice thin
cinnamon, sugar, and water, just enough to taste and soak the apple

For crust glazing
Egg yolk
Coarse sugar

1. Place the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl, mix well

2. Add the cold butter. If you don't have a pastry cutter, just use spatula or butter knife to mix the dough. You may use your hand, but you have to do it quick. Otherwise, the butter will get warm from the heat of your hands. The secret of making a good pastry crust is the cold butter.

3. When the dough looks like bread crumbs, add the water. Mix well, until you can shape the dough into ball.

4. Divide the dough ball to 2 portion. Flatten, and rest the dough in fridge for 1 hour, or more. Just until you ready to bake them.

5. When you're about to bake them, prepare the filling first. Mix water, cinnamon, and sugar together. Coring the apple, and cut them into 1/4inch wedges. Soak the wedges into the cinnamon sugar liquid.

6. Make the glazing. Mix egg yolk and milk together.

7. Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare 30cm x 30 cm baking tray with baking sheet on it. Get the dough ball from fridge, roll them into circle at baking tray (enough for two small galette) and arrange the apple wedges in a circle, leaving about 4cm edges free at edge.

8. Brush apples with cinnamon sugar mixture. Fold dough into center, you can fold it easily if the dough half-cold. Brush the crust with egg milk mixture, and dust coarse sugar over the dough. It's the sugar that make this galette have the rustic look :)

9. Bake about 15-20mins at 180C. Then change your oven to griddle/rotisserie mode, which means the heat only come from the top oven. Raise the oven temperature to 200C about 10mins or just until the crust turn brown. Mine took exactly 30mins.

10. There, you have the rustic crispy crust with soft cinnamon apples. Feel the contrast between them.

crisp and soft, together as one

I love contrast. Just like i love sweet crisp meringue with smooth dark chocolate mousse.
Wait for the next post :)

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