Few weeks ago I made these amazing autumn plum galettes and this week I decided to make classic ones with apples! I buy apples every Saturday at the local farmers market and then decide what to make with all of them. I use apples in pies, crumbles, salads. Today it is apple galettes. I added chopped walnuts into the dough and was delighted by the result!
Apple galettes & Walnut Dough
(makes 8-10 galettes 6-8 cm in diameter) WALNUT DOUGH: 160 g cold butter (cubed) 4 tbsp sugar 280 g flour 70 g chopped walnuts 1/2 tbsp baking powder 2-3 tbsp ice water FILLING: 4 medium-sized apples (300 g when peeled and cut) 2 tbsp brown sugar 3-4 tsp apple jam + 1 cup redcurrant or cranberries (optional)
Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar in a big bowl. Add cut butter and rub it into the flour with a knife and continue rubbing with your fingers very quickly. Add walnuts and water. Knead the galette dough until it is smooth, but not too much. Just make the dough you can roll out. Add some extra flour if needed. Cover the dough with a cling film and set aside for an hour.
Wash and peel the apples. Cut them into slices. Mix apples with sugar and lemon juice in the bowl. Add berries (optional).
Roll out the dough and cut into 2 big circles. Cut each circle into 4 pieces (you will get 8 triangles). Spread each piece with the apple jam, place sliced apples and berries into the centre of each triangle leaving 1-2 cm edges. Fold the edges up around the filling.
Heat the oven to 160 C degrees. Sprinkle the baking tray with flour. Bake galettes for about 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with hot tea or coffee.