eRecipe

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

View all Recipes Edit this Recipe

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)
1 of 1 photo

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

Added by: on Dec 14th, 2010
A galette is made by sealing ingredients between 2 layers of puff pastry. A pithiviers, named after the village that specializes in them, is made by sealing a layer of almond cream in puff pastry. Its probably the best-known galette. You can bake any number of ingredients between 2 layers of puff .. more >
Rating:
5
Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
55 min
Ready In:
1 h

Servings

Calculate


Original Recipe Yield: 1 serving (9 inch galette)
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 pounds dough (classic puff pastry dough, or quick puff pastry dough)
  • 1 cup cold almond cream
  • Egg wash
Nutrition Facts
Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 3790

  • Total Fat: 186.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 43.7 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 453.6 mg
  • Sodium: 3598.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 485.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  •     Sugars: 171.5 g
  • Protein: 40.9 g
VIEW DETAILED NUTRITION

how is this calculated?

Get NI Widget Code

Directions:

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

1

Roll out two squares of puff pastry dough. Use a bowl to cut out a circle. Pull away the excess dough (stack and save for another use).

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

2

Press cold almond cream in the center of the pastry circle to form a flattened mound surrounded by a 2-inch border. Brush the border with water.

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

3

Roll the second sheet of puff pastry over the first.

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

4

Center the bowl you used to cut out the first circle over the galette make sure it is even with the bottom edges of pastry. Cut around the bowl; pull away the extra dough.

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

5

Decorate the edges of the galette by making indentations with the back of a knife.

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

6

Cut a series of arcs from the edge to the center. Brush the top of the galette with egg wash.

Almond-Puff Pastry Galette (Pithiviers)

7

Put the galette in the freezer for 15 minutes, then bake until golden brown.

Cooks' note:
Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Cut the dough in half and roll one piece into a 10 1/2-inch square from 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Transfer the square to a prepared sheet pan, and refrigerate. Roll the other piece into a 9 1/2-inch square from 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and transfer to the other sheet pan.
Using a bowl or cake ring, cut out a 9-inch circle from the second square and pull away the trimmings. Place the almond cream in the center and shape it into a flattened mound, leaving a 2-inch border all around. Brush the border with water. Place the larger cold square over the almond cream, wait a minute or two for it to soften a little, then press gently around the sides of the mound to force any air toward the outside. Smooth the pastry, working outward from the mound to eliminate air pockets. Gently press the border to seal the top and bottom. Center over the galette the same bowl or cake ring you used to cut out the first round of pastry and cut around it so the edges of both layers are even. Pull away the extra pastry.
Use the back of a knife to make a series of indentations, about 1/4 inch apart, all around the edge of the galette. Make a series of arcs, like the spokes of a wheel but curved, from the center to the edge. Don't cut all the way through to the almond cream, but cut, ideally, about halfway into the pastry. Brush very lightly with egg wash - if you use too much egg wash it will accumulate around the base of the mound - and freeze for 15 minutes.
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed. If the galette browns before 40 minutes, turn down the oven to 300°F for the rest of the baking. Let the galette cool before serving. Serve in wedges.

Video:

0 of 0 videos

Ratings & Reviews:

Mommy_loves_to_cook

Mommy_loves_to_cook

By: Mommy_loves_to_cook on May 8th, 2012
Rating:
0

Similar Recipe(s):

Almond Puff Pastry Galette or Galette des Rois

Almond Puff Pastry Galette or Galette des Rois

Submitted by: Why Is There Air?
Added on: Dec 6th, 2014
Rating:
0
Galette des Rois, sometimes translated as The Three Kings’ Cake, is two disks of flaky puff pastry which lovingly offer up a rich, slightly sweet almond paste for your gastronomic pleasure. And as the Wise Men offered their gifts, the Galette des Rois offers its own gift in the form of a token hidden inside it. Puff pastry is fast and easy to make in a Thermomix but you can substitute with two ..
Puff Pastry Cases

Puff Pastry Cases

Submitted by: Xeno
Added on: Dec 8th, 2010
Rating:
0
These puff pastry square cases make elegant little holders for sweet or savory fillings - ice cream, fresh berries, creamed spinach, sautéed mushrooms, or seafood stews to name a few. The holders gentle crunch offers a subtle contrast to the filling. When cutting a sheet of puff pastry dough into smaller sections, be sure it is well chilled, almost frozen. This will prevent the edges from ..
Puff Pastry Rectangles

Puff Pastry Rectangles

Submitted by: Peaches
Added on: Dec 8th, 2010
Rating:
0
The baked rectangles are cut in half crosswise, and ingredients are placed over the bottom half of the rectangle, while the other half serves as a lid. You can make puff pastry rectangles any size you like. They're especially good with asparagus.
© eRecipe.com . All Rights Reserved