Do you make pastry or do you avoid making pastry at all cost? If you lean more to the avoidance side of things, read on and perhaps you’ll be heading into the kitchen to make your very own galette or maybe two.
Firstly, what is a Galette?
It is basically the easiest variation of a pie that you’ll ever make. The official definition of a galette is a flat round cake or pastry. It allows you to keep it simple without any compromise on flavour or presentation.
3 Things You Need To Know about Pastry:
1. Pastry can be made with frozen canola oil
Yes, canola oil can be frozen and used to make a quick and easy pastry dough. This is a true statement. Still not convinced? Watch our Apple Galette video below to see pastry made with frozen canola oil.
When making pastry with frozen canola oil you will want to make sure the oil has been in the freezer for a minimum of 3 hours (for semi-solid) or overnight (for solid). Either stage of frozen canola oil will give you a delicious result. Pastry made with frozen canola oil is best used immediately.
2. Pastry can be rustic and beautiful
When many of us think of pie we think of fancy cut-out tops, perfectly crimped edges and the stress, that for many, comes along with attempting to bake the “perfect pie”.
There will always be a place in my heart for perfect, beautiful pies and someday I will make one too. Today, plan for rustic. Get comfortable with perfect imperfections and try your hand at a galette. It is the simplest free-form variation of a pie.
Bake from the heart, it’s all you need to do! Try our Honey Cream Cheese Blackberry Thyme Galette – your taste buds will thank you.
3. Pastry creations can be sweet or savoury
Make this savoury Fiesta Galette with Avocado for a party night in, an appetizer on-the-go or a fun family meal. Customize the spice level to meet your taste buds by opting for a spicy or mild chorizo or adding extra Tex Mex seasoning. Serve it warm, set up a buffet for the toppings or make them mini just for fun.
Pie doesn’t have to be served as dessert and this option is sure to get you thinking about a warm beach with friends and family.
Happy rustic pie making with frozen canola oil. Remember, bake with love, it’s all you need – and a great recipe!
Eat Well… Jenn
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