Every yr about this time I begin to see stunning images of rustic galettes pop up throughout the digital meals world. Their easy, unassuming but elegant kind is the proper method to spotlight the pure flavors of recent summer season fruit. You don’t need to doll up a galette, simply let the glory of recent fruit do all of the work.
Then there’s me over right here simply attempting to make use of up my frozen items earlier than I transfer throughout the nation. I had a bag of frozen blueberries that I wasn’t about to let go to waste, so I made a decision to show them into a fairly galette (social media is persuasive). Since frozen blueberries aren’t precisely present stealers in taste like recent native fruit, I jazzed them up with some recent lemon and a layer of candy cream cheese filling.
In different phrases, I went towards all the pieces galettes are about and made an excessive hybrid dessert with some bells and whistles. But guess what? It was scrumptious and we’ve already eaten the entire thing. LOL So I’m in no way sorry. Some day after I discover some actually wonderful recent fruit I’ll make one other galette and do it proper. But right this moment I’m proud of this Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette (or as I prefer to name it, big cheese danish).
P.S. This dessert is not tremendous candy. I have a tendency to love fattier flavors to candy with regards to dessert, so I went mild on the sugar. If you like quite a lot of sweetness, you’ll be able to double the sugar within the dough and the cream cheese combination.
Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette
Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette
This Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette is a straightforward and rustic dessert that may be made with frozen or recent berries.
flour (plus some for dusting)
LEMON BLUEBERRY FILLING
blueberries (frozen or recent)
CREAM CHEESE FILLING
cream cheese, room temperature
To put together the galette crust, mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a big bowl. Cut the chilly butter into chunks and add it to the flour and salt. Use a pastry cutter or your arms to work the butter into the flour till the flour appears like damp sand with some pea-sized items of butter.
Begin including ice water, one tablespoon at a time, till a dough types and no dry flour stays on the underside of the bowl. Shape the dough right into a flattened disc, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for one hour or till strong.
While the dough is refrigerating, mix the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, 1/2 tsp of zest and 1 Tbsp of juice from the lemon. Stir them collectively nicely and set the combination apart.
In a separate bowl, mix the room temperature cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and 1 tsp juice from the lemon till it types a easy combination. Save the egg white to brush over the crust simply earlier than baking.
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Lightly flour a clear work floor. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it right into a 14-16 inch circle. The dough could seem just a little stiff at first, however it can develop into extra pliable because it warms. Make positive to maintain your work floor dusted with flour as you roll to maintain the dough from sticking.
Line a big baking sheet with parchment. Transfer the rolled dough onto the parchment (you’ll be able to both roll or fold the dough to switch with out ripping). Spread the cream cheese combination over the middle of the circle, leaving about 2-inches of naked dough across the exterior edge. I like to depart the next “lip” on the outer fringe of the cream cheese to assist maintain within the berries and their juice.
Stir the blueberries one final time and pour them over the cream cheese, together with the entire juice from the bowl. Begin folding up the perimeters of the dough over the cream cheese and berries, leaving the middle open.
Whisk the reserved egg white with a fork, utilizing a drop or two of water to make it extra fluid, if wanted. Brush the egg white over the floor of the galette dough.
Bake the galette for 30 minutes, or till the crust is golden brown. Let the galette sit for 10 minutes earlier than slicing into six items and serving.
*This is a primary pie dough, however you’ll be able to be at liberty to make use of your favourite pie crust recipe.
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Start by making the crust for the galette as a result of it must refrigerate for about an hour. This is absolutely only a primary pie dough recipe and you’ll be at liberty to make use of your favourite pie dough recipe. To start, stir collectively 1.5 cups flour with 1 tsp sugar and a pinch of salt. Then add eight Tbsp very chilly butter, minimize into small chunks (these are 1/2 Tbsp chunks).
Use a pastry cutter or your arms to work the butter into the flour till it sort of appears like damp sand with some bigger pea-sized items of butter. Those bigger items of butter are what is going to create a pleasant delicate, flakey texture within the baked crust.
Begin including ice water to the combination, one tablespoon at a time, till it comes collectively and types a dough with no dry flour left on the underside of the bowl. Shape the dough right into a flattened disc, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for one hour or till it’s strong. Gotta maintain that butter chilly!
While the dough is refrigerating, mix 1/2 lb. blueberries (frozen or recent), with 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cornstarch, about 1/2 tsp recent lemon zest, and 1 Tbsp of recent lemon juice (you’ll use extra of the lemon juice within the cream cheese combination). Stir these substances collectively and set them apart.
To make the cream cheese filling, mix four oz. room temperature cream cheese, one giant egg yolk (save the whites to brush on the galette earlier than baking), 2 Tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp of the recent lemon juice.
Mix these collectively till easy.
When the galette dough is absolutely chilled, it’s time to assemble. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Lightly flour a clear work floor and roll the dough out to a 14-16 inch circle. Make positive to mud the work floor as you go to maintain it from sticking. It will develop into extra pliable because it’s rolled out. If it begins to crack across the edges, simply use your fingers to pinch it again collectively. Place the rolled out dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread the cream cheese combination over the middle, leaving about 2 inches of dough naked across the exterior. I like to depart the next “lip” of the cream cheese combination across the exterior to assist maintain within the berries and their juices.
Stir the blueberry combination once more after which pour it on high of the cream cheese. Make positive so as to add all of the juices. They will run barely, however that’s okay.
Begin to fold within the naked dough towards the middle, leaving the center open and uncovered.
Lighly whisk the reserved egg white, utilizing a drop or two of water to assist make it fluid if wanted. Brush the egg whites over the floor of the dough.
Bake the galette for about 30 minutes, or till the crust is golden brown. The whole cooking time will depend upon how thinly the crust was rolled out, so simply control it. Let the galette sit for about 10 minutes earlier than slicing and serving. You can garnish with any leftover lemon zest.