Savory Galette Dough

Recipe by SkinnyMinnie
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt and the pepper.
  • Cut in the butter, using your fingers or a pastry cutter, until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal -- work very quickly so that the butter does not become too warm.
  • Add the ice water and press the dough gently until it JUST comes together -- DO NOT overmix--it's okay if there appears to be unmoistened flour.
  • Spread a sheet of plastic wrap over a flat surface and turn the dough out onto it.
  • Grip the ends of the plastic wrap and pull them together, towards the center, so that the wrap presses the dough together.
  • Wrap the dough into a ball and refrigerate it for at least 30 minute (At this point, the dough can be wrapped a second time and stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To make the pastry, cut the dough into 2 or 8 equal pieces, depending on whether you will make large or individual galettes.
  • Set the dough on a floured work surface and use the palm of your hand to pat it flat.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a circle about 1/8-inch thick. Large galettes should be about 14 inches in diameter - small galettes should be about 6-8 inches in diameter.
  • Set the dough on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and keep chilled until ready to fill. (The dough can also be frozen after it has been rolled; be sure to wrap it tightly.).
  • Fill with whatever your heart desires and bake in a 400ºF oven for about 35-40 min, depending on what you fill it with. The pastry should be nice and golden brown.
  • **Variation: For sweet galettes, use 1/4 tsp salt and add 1 tsp sugar at the same time.