A free-formed tender flakey crust enclosing a luscious melt in your mouth succulent filling. Leeks and kale marry with gruyere and rich mascarpone making the perfect balance of decadent and wholesome!
Rough Puff Pastry Dough:
- 1 ¼ cups (6 ¼ oz) all purpose flour
- ¼ cup (2 ¾ oz) rye or wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut and chilled
- 7 tablespoons ice water
- 1 teaspoon vinegar (white or apple cider)
Leek and Kale Filling
- 1 bunch kale, about 4 oz, ribboned and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 3 medium leeks, cleaned and chopped into 1/4 inch half moons
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional can sub miso paste)
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup 3-4 oz Comte or Gruyere or Emmental cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup mascarpone
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
Rough Puff Pastry Dough (allow 2 1/2 hours, can be made ahead)
- Pulse flours, sugar, and salt in food processor to mix.
- Add chilled butter pieces. Pulse 3-4 times until butter is still the size of pinto beans. Dump mixture out into a bowl. Place the bowl in the fridge for about 15 minutes to get it cold.
- Remove from fridge. Add vinegar and the ice water. Gently, carefully mix the dough just until it seems well distributed. It will be very craggy and may have dry flour bits.
- Dump the dough onto a piece of parchment or plastic wrap. Form dough together, as best as you can, into about a 4 x 4-inch square. Wrap up and place in the fridge for 45 minutes.
- Roll out into a rectangle approximately 5 x 11. Fold the pastry in thirds widthwise, like a business letter, resulting in 3 layers of dough.
- Turn the short end toward you and repeat step 6 two more times.
- After the third turn fold the dough in half. Refrigerate for one hour or up to 3 days.
- Rest the dough for 20 minutes at room temperature before rolling out.
Leek and Kale Filling and Galette Assembly
- Set oven to 425 degrees. If using a pizza stone or cast iron pan, place in the oven now while preheating.
- Saute’ kale, garlic and leeks in olive oil with the 1/4 teaspoon of salt over medium heat for about 8 minutes. Turn off heat and cover with a lid for 5-10 more minutes until tender. Add sage and parsley. Set aside.
- Meanwhile in another bowl combine eggs, anchovy paste, dijon, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.
- Roll out dough on a piece of parchment to 1/8 of an inch thick and in an approximate 14″ circle. Trim the edges of the dough with a sharp knife to allow them to puff up.
- Spread mascarpone cheese on the rolled out circle, all but the outer 2 inches.
- Lay filling and grated gruyere cheese on top of the mascarpone.
- Whisk together egg wash. Brush the outside 2 inches of dough with the wash.
- Fold the outer 2 inches of dough in over the filling, overlapping dough every 2-3 inches gently pinching just enough to secure.
- Pour the seasoned beaten egg mixture evenly over the filling.
- Brush top of the crust with egg wash.
- Carefully transfer, lifting the parchment and galette onto the stone, cast iron or baking sheet. Sliding onto a pizza peel or cutting board can help with the transfer.
- Bake 10 minutes then turn oven down to 375 and bake another 25-35 minutes until puffed and the crust is golden. Cool 20 minutes before cutting.
Freeze rough puff pastry dough up to one month, thawing completely before using. Letting it sit in the fridge over night works great.
For a better bottom crust, bake on a pre-heated pizza stone or pre-heated cast iron pan.
To garnish with leek rounds; brush thin slices of leeks with oil and sear for about 4-5 minutes on a hot pan. Gently remove with a metal spatula and arrange on top of baked galette.
- Serving Size: 8 pieces
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