A Galette is a free-form pastry, originating from French cuisine, that is filled with sweet or savory items before being baked. It can be filled with an assortment of ingredients like frangipane and slices of stone fruits for a dessert galette, or assorted cheeses and sautéed vegetables for a savory option.
This versatile dish uses a simple pastry dough that can easily be made at home. It's final rustic look adds to its charm, meaning home cooks don't have to worry about aiming for a perfectly shaped pastry. Perfect for a cozy night in or sharing with friends at gatherings.
What are the basic ingredients for making Galette?
What equipment do I need to make Galette?
Can I use different types of flour for making Galette?
Can I make Galette ahead of time?
How do I prevent my Galette from becoming too soggy?
Can I freeze my Galette?
How do I get a crispy crust for my Galette?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Galette expire?
A freshly baked galette tends to retain its quality for about 1 to 2 days at room temperature, and about 1 week if refrigerated. If you've bought a packaged galette, it will typically have a 'best before' date on the label. Once opened, it's best to consume within a week. Frozen galettes can last 2-3 months in the freezer but the quality might degrade after a month.
How do you tell if Galette is bad?
If your galette starts to smell sour or funky, or if it has visible mold, it's time to toss it. The pastry should feel firm but not hard; if it has become hard, dry or crumbly, it's probably past its prime. Also, look for changes in color. A stale galette may darken.
Tips for storing Galette to extend shelf life
• Always allow your galette to cool completely before storing it. Storing it while still warm can lead to condensation, which could make it soggy.
• Store leftover galette in an airtight container or cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it from drying out.
• Want to freeze a galette? First wrap it in a double layer of plastic and then add a layer of aluminum foil for good measure. To thaw, leave it in the refrigerator for a day before you plan to serve it.
• Don't cut the galette into slices until you're ready to serve it. Every cut or slice exposes more surface area to air, speeding up the staling process.
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