I had to head home to Limerick yesterday to do an Odlums roadshow so I didn't have much time to prepare a dessert for Sunday lunch so I decided with only apples to hand I would make my version of an apple galette. This galette is very simple and anyone can make it!
400g of plain flour
200g of butter
Pinch of salt
2 large cooking apples
1 egg yolk for glaze
- Make the pastry by rubbing the butter in to the flour and salt until it resembles breadcrumbs. Now add a tablespoon of water at a time until the pastry comes together into a ball. You don't want it too wet or dry. Chill for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven 200c/180c/400F/gasmark 6.
- Remove your pastry from the fridge, cut in half setting one half aside. Roll out 1 half as thin as possible. With a large plate cut out a circle in the pastry. Now with second pastry half, again roll out thin as possible cutting out smaller circles.
- Peel and core the apples, and slice thinly.
- Transfer the large pastry circle to a lined baking tray, and prick all over with a fork.
- Arrange the apples neatly in a circle leaving a 1cm around the edge. Around the edge wet with some water.
- Neatly arrange the smaller pastry circles around the edge and brush with egg glaze and sprinkle all over with caster sugar, a generous sprinkle that is.
- Bake for 35-40mins until golden brown.
- Serve warm with custard.
Finally speaking of Odlums here is my favourite picture of the day with my brother at the Odlums Roadshow at the Parkway Shopping Centre Limerick, great craic as ever with the Odlums crew.