Galette de Cerezas

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So, friends, it’s cherry season and it’s time to enjoy, taste and bake with them. Summer fruits are so lovely and sweet and delicious… and I can’t stop using them in my recipes. The chosen dessert has been a galette, which is a kind of a French pie filled with fruits with without the crust on top.

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I recommend you to use the amounts of sugar in the recipe, not more, so you get a not so sweet dessert because with a little bit of whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream, the galette tastes like heaven.

Ingredients (for a small galette – 4 servings):

Crust

100 gr flour

1 tbsp. powdered sugar

A pinch of salt

50 gr cold butter in cubes

25 ml ice water

Filling

250 gr cherries (without the stones)

2 tbsps. sugar

2 spoons of corn starch

¼ tsp. vanilla powder

Others

1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tbsp. sugar

CRUST

Mix the flour, the salt and the sugar in a bowl. Add the butter (cold and in pieces) and mix it using your hands until your get a crumble.

Add the water and press the crust to mix everything. If the crust is too dry, add (little by little) more water until you get the right consistency. Mix just until everything sticks together; no more.

Wrap the crust dough in plastic and put it into the fridge for two hours.

FILLING

In a bowl, mix the cherries with the vanilla, corn starch and sugar and combine.

PREPARATION

Pre-heat the oven at 175ºc

Extend the dough in a table (spread with flour) and roll it out until you get a circle.

Put the filling in the middle and bend the borders like in the photos.

Beat the eggs with the milk and paint the borders. Spread sugar on top of the galette.

Bake for 35 minutes or until the crust is brown.

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