You wouldn’t know it is Spring by looking out the window today. The wind is howling, trees are swaying and dark clouds fill the sky. Rain. We’ve had weeks of it now with no end in sight. But if you look closely there are subtle signs of Spring’s quiet arrival.
Tiny buds dot the trees, bulbs poke through dirt and the most obvious sign of all; strawberries at the grocery store. It’s officially strawberry season. Well perhaps somewhere anyhow.
Rustic Strawberry Galettes with a Seeded Rye Crust- a Scandinavian-inspired dessert perfect for spring!
- 1 Cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 Cup rye flour, toasted
- 2 T sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp poppy seeds
- 10 tablespoons very cold salted butter ( or vegan butter) cut into 10 pieces
- 1/4– 1/3 cup ice water plus more if needed (put ice cubes in the water to chill it)
- 1 1/2 lbs strawberries, washed and quartered
- 1 tablespoon flour or corn starch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary (optional)
- a pinch salt
- teaspoon lemon juice or lemon zest
- 8 tsp Strawberry jam or preserves
Make the Crust:
- Toast the rye flour in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring until golden, about 5 minutes. Cool.
- In a food processor, add both the flours, salt, sugar, poppy seeds and pulse to mix. Add the butter and pulse until it is granular and like coarse sand. Turn the food processor on and add the cold water a little at a time, until the dough just comes together and forms a shaggy ball. Do not over mix.
- On a piece of floured parchment, shape the dough into a log about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap the log up in the parchment or refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
Preheat oven to 375 F
Make the Filling: Mix all the strawberries, flour, sugar, pinch salt, lemon juice or zest and optional rosemary in a bowl.
Assemble: Slice the log of dough into 8 equal pieces, and roll out each one in-between two sheets of parchment to 1/4 inch thick and 5 inches in diameter. You could use a bowl, or lid of a pot as a guide. Do not roll too thin or the dough will be hard to handle.
Place these rounds directly on a floured, parchment-lined baking sheet, assembling them on the baking sheet, because they are difficult to move once assembled.
Place a teaspoon or so of strawberry jam or preserves in the middle of the dough to coat the base, then a few Tablespoons of fresh strawberry filling. Gently fold up the edges, creasing in places. Do not go crazy trying to make these look perfect, they are meant to look rustic.
One thing that does help though is to arrange some of the strawberries, skin side up on the top of the tart, for nice color.
You could give the crust a quick egg wash or milk wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar if you like.
Bake in a preheated 375 F oven for 30-35 mins or until crust is golden, crispy, but still tender. Let cool 20 minutes before serving. If not eating right away, store on a wire rack so crust doesn’t get soggy.
Serve with ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
If your strawberries are really juicy, sprinkle the inside of the crust with a little flour first, or stir in another tablespoon of flour or cornstarch to the strawberries to help thicken.
If you cut back the sugar, and end up with tarts that are not sweet enough, a good way to fix this is to dirzzle with maple syrup after baking. It helps. 😉
You can also make one normal-sized galette.
- Calories: 306
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