This blueberry galette recipe makes the perfect sticky, sweet treat for the summer. By making it when blueberries are in season, you’ll get the freshest possible fruit! As a result, this rustic beauty will be impressing your party guests all summer long.
WHAT IS A GALETTE? (A SECOND OPINION)
If you search the internet for “galette recipes” you’ll mostly find the type of rustic, freeform tart we’re cooking here. In fact, this is how we described galettes in our savory recipe. However, it’s a little more complicated (and interesting) than that.
In Brittany (Western France), if you ask for a galette, you might get a dark, savory pancake made from buckwheat. Alternatively, if you’re with the French on January 6th, you might get a slice of the kingly Galette de Rois. This is a flaky, buttery tart that bakers fill with almond cream and serve for the feast of the Epiphany.
Of course, we’d happily devour a vegan version of either of these fantastic looking treats. However, for now, we’re sticking with this simple blueberry galette recipe that anyone can make at home!
HOW TO MAKE THE GALETTE DOUGH
The process for making the galette dough is relatively simple. The aim is to create a flaky crust that complements the jammy berry filling. The trick to making the pastry flaky is chilled vegan butter and ice water. This keeps the dough cold and stops the vegan butter from melting before the baking starts. We then flatten the dough and fold it six times to develop flaky layers. Finally, we roll the dough into a flat, round layer (like a pizza base!) and put it in the freezer to chill. Again, this makes sure the fats don’t melt too much before baking.
WHAT’S IN THE FILLING?
Well, it is called a “blueberry” galette – but we didn’t stop there! We also added blackberries to double-down on the “summer berry vibe.” In addition, we added a little sugar to give us a lovely jammy texture. An addition of lemon juice and zest balances all that sweetness. Finally, a sprinkle of cinnamon ties the blueberries and lemon together beautifully.
All of this goodness goes in the center of our flattened dough, and we fold up the edges to hold everything in.
CAN YOU MAKE THIS GALETTE WITH FROZEN BERRIES?
Well, we always prefer to cook with fresh fruit that’s in season. However, we must admit that blueberry galette would be wonderful on a cold winter night! So yes, it is possible to cook this using frozen berries. In fact, the open top of a galette allows extra liquid to evaporate, which helps stop any sogginess. Other precautions you can take are:
- Don’t let the berries thaw before mixing up the filling. Otherwise, they’ll go mushy and soak the crust.
- Add a little extra vegan butter to the galette dough (to repel more of the berry liquid).
- Bake the galette a bit longer because the frozen berries will slow down the cooking process.
CAN YOU REHEAT A GALETTE?
Yes! So if you’re trying to get the jump on some party organization, you’re in luck! This dessert will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge. Reheating is easy – simply place it in the oven at 350 – 375°F (180 – 190°C) for about 10 minutes.
We hope you enjoy baking – and sharing – this sweet, crusty blueberry galette. Enjoy it hot, cold, with a cup of coffee, or slathered in ice cream! If you gave this recipe a try please tell us how it turned out with a comment and rating. Every bit of feedback helps make the blog even better.Print
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