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Galette Dough

A delicious galette starts with a buttery galette crust. This is my go-to galette dough recipe that I use for both sweet and savory galette recipes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword easy galette crust, galette crust, galette dough recipe, galette pastry
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 galette dough
Calories 1744kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (213 gr.) of all-purpose flour, more to flour the surfaces
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 tablespoons (142.5 gr.) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice-cold water
  • 1 large egg yolk

Instructions

  • To make the galette dough: Place flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for a few times to mix. Add in the cold butter cubes. Pulse 8-10 times until butter resembles small clumps.
  • Turn the machine on and add in 4 tablespoons of ice-cold water in one tablespoon increments.
  • At this point, it should start to come together and form into a ball. If not add in the rest of the water until it does. 
  • Transfer onto a lightly floured surface, form it into a 4-inch disk, and wrap with plastic. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Take it out of the fridge 10 minutes before you are ready to roll it out.
  • Lightly flour your working surface. Roll the dough into a large 12-inch circle. Transfer onto the parchment paper and then onto the baking sheet. 
  • Place your filling (depending on the recipe you are using) on top slightly mounting in the middle, leaving a 3-inch border around the edges.
  • Roll the sides of the dough overlapping as you go around and pleating the dough.
  • Brush the edges of the dough (the outer crust) with egg yolk.
  • Bake according to the instructions of the recipe you are using.

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Notes

  • Prep time: 10 minutes for mixing the dough and 60 minutes for letting it sit in the fridge
  • This recipe yields one galette dough

Nutrition

Calories: 1744kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 120g | Saturated Fat: 74g | Cholesterol: 496mg | Sodium: 1194mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3758IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 9mg