Rustic Almond Galettes

Dive into the rustic charm of homemade galettes, a delightful treat that combines the nutty richness of almonds with the sweetness of your favorite jam. This recipe offers a twist on the classic, incorporating a tender, buttery crust with a fragrant almond filling. Perfect for any occasion, these galettes are sure to impress.

Ingredients for the Dough:

  • Melted Butter: 200ml
  • Cream: 120g (substitute with sour cream if preferred)
  • Egg: 1, large
  • Sugar: 2 tablespoons, plus a pinch for sweetness
  • Salt: A pinch, for balance
  • Milk: 30ml
  • Flour: 700g, for a soft, pliable dough

For the Almond Filling:

  • Almonds: 300g, finely ground
  • Sugar: 6 tablespoons, for sweetness
  • Vanillin: 1 teaspoon, for aroma
  • Jam: 4 tablespoons, choose your favorite flavor
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Preparation Steps:

  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, cream (or sour cream), egg, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix well until smooth.
    • Gradually add the milk, then slowly incorporate the flour, kneading until a soft dough forms. Let the dough rest for a moment while you prepare the filling.
  2. Make the Almond Filling:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the ground almonds, sugar, and vanillin until well combined. This mixture will create a fragrant and sweet filling for your galettes.
  3. Assemble the Galettes:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and sizes.
    • Place a spoonful of the almond mixture in the center of each dough piece, then add a dollop of jam on top of the almond filling.
    • Fold the edges of the dough over the filling slightly, pinching to seal and leaving the center exposed.
  4. Bake:
    • Brush the edges of the galettes with a bit of beaten egg or milk for a golden finish. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the galettes are golden and the filling is bubbly.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Allow the galettes to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy the warm, nutty, and sweet flavors that make these rustic galettes a perfect treat for any time of the day.

These rustic almond galettes blend the simplicity of traditional baking with the elegance of modern flavors. Whether you’re enjoying them as a sweet breakfast, a midday snack, or a dessert, they’re bound to become a cherished recipe in your collection.