Three words needed to improve your day? Rustic apricot galette! 😀 When you have a blog and want to post something, at times you feel pressure to write something incredibly smart or inspiring. And there are times when you actually do that. And sometimes it’s just….blank, you know. Not much to say or not something you want to share with the world (ever or just yet) or you just don’t feel inspired. And sometimes you just want to post your photos whether it’s a travel story or a recipe or something third.
Many times I decided not to post for the very same reason, I felt like I don’t have the right words to accompany the photos or that nobody will be interested in what I have or don’t have to say. But you know what, I’ll try not to do that anymore and if I have a photo-story or a recipe or something I want to share, I’ll just do that. In the end, it’s my little corner of internet, right? And it makes me so happy to share it with you! 🙂
I do have in my plans to start writing some more personal posts too and different photo projects and I’m excited about that new chapter but this time it will be just a simple and very delicious Rustic apricot galette and I hope that’s ok!
I haven’t baked anything in a long time as it was way too hot for that and I’m so not a Summer type of person and my energy levels go down when it’s hot and humid. The last thing I want to do then is switch on the oven, add some more heat to my life and bake lol! 😀 But I got inspired by these lovely apricots I bought at a farmers’ market and immediately had a galette on my mind.
So even if I chose the worst possible day, probably the hottest so far this Summer with humidity going through the roof, I did it! Woke up early (read:very very early!) and few hours later I had photos of this beauty! I was pretty happy with how they turned out and the bonus was that I had a galette (with some vanilla ice cream on the side) that day for lunch. Let’s keep that a secret shall we? 😉
By the way, if you like desserts with apricots, I believe you’ll like this Apricot yogurt cake too so have a look… And now here is the recipe for galette and let me know if you try it out, I love hearing from you whether it’s here or on my social media pages! Oh, something else, the best thing about having the word ‘rustic’ in the name of your dessert is that it turns all of its flaws into something adorable and irresistible lol!
- For crust:
- 1 and ½ cups spelt flour (or all-purpose)
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or granulated)
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup (115 g) cold butter
- ¼ cup (60 ml) cold water
- 1 egg (beaten), for egg wash
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or granulated) for sprinkling
- For filling:
- apricots (cut in halves, or quarters, quantity depends on their size)
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar (or granulated)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Note: 1 cup = 240 ml. Make sure your butter is very cold, you can put it in the freezer about 10-15 minutes before using.
- To make the crust, whisk the flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Add cold butter (cut in cubes) and work with your hands until you get a crumbly mixture.
- Add ¼ cup very cold water stirring with fork.
- Gently knead the dough until it all gets well combined.
- If needed, add another ½ tbsp cold water.
- Shape the dough into a ball, flatten it into a thick disc, wrap in plastic foil and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- To prepare the filling, mix all the filling ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 190 C / 374 F and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- On a lightly floured surface roll the dough into a circle. Transfer it to prepared baking tray. (You can also roll the dough directly on the baking paper and transfer it all together to the baking tray).
- Place the prepared filling into the centre of the dough (not the fruit juices if there are some).
- Gently fold the edges of the dough over the fruit, press gently to seal the edges.
- Brush the crust with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 25-30 min or until the crust gets golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. You can serve it with vanilla ice cream on the side. Enjoy!
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