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Friday, July 11, 2014

Fig, Honey & Chevre Galette Recipe

I LOVE Figs. They are my favorite fruit. So when they are in their very short season, I stock up and get creative. I recently made this delicious galette. The crust is rich, the lightness of the figs balances perfectly with the strong goat cheese. Ooooh, it's so so good. Now, I will warn you. If you haven't tried goat cheese...well, it's not for everyone. It's very strong. So if you don't want to go with goat cheese, try a cream cheese or even fruit preserves. This is really a great recipe to get creative with. 

Fig, Honey and Chevre Galette

For the Dough:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water

Place flour, salt and sugar in a food processor and pulse until incorporated. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like crumbs. With the food processor running, add the water slowly until it comes together in a ball. Make sure it isn't too dry or too wet. Divide the dough into two even balls and wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before using.

For the Galette:

1 ball of dough
2 tablespoons goat cheese (this can vary on preference)
5-6 fresh figs, sliced
3-4 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon cream or milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Roll dough into a 10-inch disk on a sheet of parchment paper. Cream the goat cheese and 2 tablespoons of honey together. Spread in the center of the dough, leaving a 2 inch perimeter. Arrange the figs on top of the goat cheese, then fold the edge of the dough up on the figs**. Lightly brush the dough with cream or milk. Transfer galette with the parchment paper onto a baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and drizzle with the remaining honey.

** WARNING!!!!!
THIS is what happens when you don't make sure all the dough is properly sealed!


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