Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 400 grams (2 cups) flour
  • 200 grams (1 cup) sour cream, chilled
  • 50 grams (0.25 cup) sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 200 grams (1 cup) butter, cold

For the filling:

  • 800 grams (4 cups) strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream

For the brushing:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Almond slices (optional)

Optional Layer:

  • 300 grams (1.5 cups) cottage cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl

    Using a large mixing bowl helps in ensuring that all ingredients are well incorporated without making a mess.

  • Rolling Pin

    A good rolling pin ensures a smooth and even dough, making it easier to handle and shape.

  • Baking Sheet

    Line the baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up and to prevent sticking.

  • Pastry Brush

    A pastry brush allows for even application of the egg yolk mixture, giving your galette a beautiful golden finish.

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the dough

Combine the flour, salt, and sugar.
Add the grated or finely chopped cold butter, mixing with your hands until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Incorporate the chilled sour cream and knead the dough.
Place the dough in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes or longer.

Step 2

Make the filling

Cut the strawberries into large pieces.
Place in a pot (preferably with a thick bottom) and cook with sugar and cornstarch for about 3 minutes until thickened.
*You can also use frozen strawberries.

Step 3

Assemble and bake

Roll out the dough into a thin round sheet.
Place the filling in the center, fold the edges of the dough over the filling.
Brush the edges with the egg yolk and milk mixture.
Sprinkle the edges with almond slices, if using.
Bake the galette at 180°C (350°F) for about 30 minutes.

Step 4

Finish and serve

Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy your delicious strawberry galette!

Servings

Imagine a sunny afternoon, a blanket under the trees, and a slice of freshly baked Strawberry Galette in hand. 🍓🌳 This pastry is incredibly versatile and can be served in numerous delightful ways.

Pair with Vanilla Ice Cream: For an extra touch of indulgence, serve a slice of galette warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The creamy, cold ice cream melts over the warm pastry, creating an irresistible combination. 🍦

Top with Whipped Cream: If ice cream isn’t your thing, a dollop of whipped cream will add a light and fluffy texture to your slice.

Dusted with Powdered Sugar: A light dusting of powdered sugar adds a delicate sweetness and a lovely visual touch to the finished pastry. 🍰

Whether you choose one of these options or a combination of them, you’re in for a treat. Each method highlights the rich, fruity flavors of the galette, making it a centerpiece of any sweet spread.

Variations

🍃 Gluten-Free Option: Replace the flour with a gluten-free all-purpose blend. Ensure that your cornstarch is certified gluten-free to avoid any cross-contamination. The result? An equally delicious galette that everyone can enjoy!

🌱 Vegan Option: Swap the butter for a plant-based alternative or use coconut oil in its place. Replace the sour cream with a dairy-free version, and use a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water) for the egg yolk in the optional layer. Your galette will be just as flavorful and satisfying!

Faq

  • What if I don’t have a rolling pin?

    No worries! You can use a wine bottle or any cylindrical object instead. Just ensure it’s clean before you start rolling out your dough.

  • Can I use frozen strawberries?

    Yes, you can. Just make sure to cook them for the recommended three minutes to thicken up nicely.

  • How do I avoid a soggy bottom crust?

    Preheat your oven fully and place the galette on the lower rack. This allows the bottom to get enough heat to cook through without becoming soggy.

  • Can I make the dough in advance?

    Absolutely! You can prepare the dough up to 2 days in advance. Just keep it well-wrapped in the refrigerator.

  • How do I know when the galette is done?

    The edges of the galette should be golden and crispy, and the filling should be bubbly. Check for a uniform golden-brown color on the crust.

  • What’s the best way to store leftovers?

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be reheated in the oven or enjoyed cold for a quick treat.

Nutrition facts

Strawberry Galette (1)
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approx. 425 kcal per serving
Calories (Min - Max):400 - 450
Total Fat:23g
Saturated Fat:14g
Protein:5g
Total Carbohydrate:50g
Total Sugars:18g