Galette Au Rhum Et Aux Dattes. Date/Rum Pie.

READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 1 big pie


  • 2
    puff pastry sheets (round, 230 grammes each)
  • 2
    tablespoons rum (very good with dates)
  • 2
    tablespoons orange blossom water (can you find that? I hope so! or use a good orange juice, but it won't be exactly the same)
  • 4
    tablespoons water
  • 250
    ml milk
  • 1
    whole egg
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 4
    teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4
    teaspoons butter
  • 1
    tablespoon superfine sugar, in France we say Sucre glace
  • 1
    egg yolk, for brushing the galette
  • 1
    whole dates or 1 whole dried broad bean


  • Cut the dates into cubes, soak them into the Rum + orange blossom water +water and set aside at least 30 minutes, then mash everything like mash potatoes.
  • Heat the milk on low heat, but don’t let it boil.
  • In a big bowl, beat the egg + the yolk and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in cornstarch, and then add hot milk.
  • Put the cream back to heat (olala, I don’t know how to say that haha),stirring until thick.
  • Turn the heat off, and add butter, stir until completely melted. Set aside and let cool a little bit.
  • Add the date mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Preheat oven at 350°F.
  • Place the first puff pastry sheet on waxed paper or parchment paper on.
  • a cookie sheet (I don’t know if that’s the good word, you know the big thing in the oven, not the rack, olalala !).
  • Spread the cream on it, leaving 2 centimetres all around, that you will.
  • brush a little, with water so the second sheet can be sealed (I hope.
  • that makes sense!).
  • Put a whole date or a little something made in ceramic, and the person who finds it, needs to make another cake and share it with you!
  • Put the second puff pastry sheet, press all around to seal, and (how am I going to say that?! haha) take the dough that is under, on top, to seal it completely.
  • Mix one tablespoon of water + 1 egg yolk and brush the top of the galette,.
  • then with a knife, carefully and lightly draw things like it did on the picture, or what you want.
  • Bake for 10 minutes in the middle of the oven, then reduce to 300°F and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Take out of the oven, and brush with 1 tablespoon of water + 1 tablespoon.
  • of superfine sugar and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • This is better the next day, it’s more flavourful, it’s wonderful served warm alone, or with some ice-cream :D.