September 15, 2021

Cheesy Plum Mini Galettes

Yields 6 medium pastries


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup spelt flour

1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter

1 tablespoon sugar

1 egg

4 oz. soft goat cheese


14 Italian plums *, pitted and quartered

1 tablespoon almond flour + more for sprinkling

1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon brown sugar + more for sprinkling

Egg wash

1 egg, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons milk

sesame seeds for sprinkling

For galette dough,

* Italian plums are smaller in size than regular plums.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Freeze with vegetable oil and non-stick baking spray.

For the crust, in a medium bowl, mix all-purpose flour and spelt flours. Add baking powder and mix again.

Place softened butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Mix, using a hand mixer on medium speed for 1-2 minutes, or until the butter mixture is a pale yellow, light, and fluffy. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl once or twice while mixing. Add egg and beat again. Sprinkle small pieces of goat cheese on top of the mixture and beat again until everything is incorporated. Add flour mixture and knead a dough.

Wrap the dough into plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).

For the filling, mix plums, breadcrumbs, almond flour, and brown sugar.

Remove dough from the refrigerator and divide it into six equal pieces. Roll each into a 6-inch circle and sprinkle with almond flour. Arrange the plum slices (about 5) on top in overlapping concentric circles to within about 2-inch in off the edge. Fold the edges of the dough over the plums in a free-form fashion, working your way around and creating pleats as you go.

For the egg wash, mix egg and milk. Prepare a pastry brush.

Transfer the galette to a prepared baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Repeat with other pieces of the dough.

Bake for about 12-14 minutes on a lower shelf in the oven. Take the baking sheet from the oven. Quickly rush pastries with egg wash again and sprinkle with brown sugar and sesame seeds. Continue baking for about 12-14 minutes on an upper shelf in the oven.

Take pastries from the oven and cool completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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