Strawberry Frangipane Galette: a light butter pastry dough made with spelt flour, a layer of sweet and luscious almond frangipane filling, topped with silky soft, delicious California Strawberries. A wonderful dessert that is not too sweet, light and healthy enough to be your snack or, why not, the show stopper at your next brunch.
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Strawberries have always been my favorite fruit, so imagine how happy I was to create a delicious dessert featuring beautiful California Strawberries: a Strawberry Frangipane Galette with butter pastry dough made with spelt flour.
California Strawberries are in season and readily available right now. You can find them at grocery and natural products stores.
Do you know that California Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C? And that 1 serving of California Strawberries has more Vitamin C than an orange?
For as much as I like citrus fruit, I love strawberries better! Look at them! They are beautiful crimson jewels.
Strawberry Frangipane Galette with butter pastry dough made with spelt flour
I think I’ve posted quite a few galettes recipes on the blog. I can’t help it, I love their rustic beauty. Moreover, to me, there is nothing more delicious than the combination of tender pastry, and sweet slices of fruit. In this case, in between the pastry and the fruit, there is a luscious frangipane filling.
The ingredients for the Galette dough are:
- spelt flour (I used whole spelt)
- cold butter (I used goat butter)
- sugar (I used beet sugar)
- ice-cold water
The ingredients for the Frangipane are:
- almond flour
- beet sugar
- room temperature butter
- small egg
- Bourbon vanilla powder
The ingredients for the Filling are:
- California Strawberries
- beet sugar
- vanilla extract
Spelt flour pastry dough:
Spelt flour is possibly my favorite flour to use. Spelt is an ancient grain that has been used in Europe for over 300 years. It is a subspecies of wheat, so it is not used in gluten-free diets. Being a whole grain, it is an important source of carbs, protein, fiber and essential nutrients like iron and zinc. Spelt flour gives baked goods a nuttier flavor and a light and crumbly texture.
The dough comes together fast in the food processor. Then, it's just a matter of dividing it into two balls. I used one for this recipe and froze the other wrapped in plastic for later use.
Frangipane is an almond cream, flavored with just a hint of vanilla, which adds richness to any desserts. The cream can be used in many different ways, including a filling for tarts, cakes, and pastries.
The recipe is simple and can be made in the food processor, standing mixer, or by hand, just adding all the ingredients at once. It can also be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for a couple of days.
These California Strawberries are beautiful. Perfect to snack on, sweet, juicy, and delicious. As a matter of fact, I try to snack on 8 California Strawberries a day. A serving of 8 California Strawberries is only 50 calories. Go figure!
They are going to shine in this Strawberry Frangipane Galette.
After I washed them and hulled them, I sliced them, put them in a bowl with sugar and vanilla. If you let them rest for at least 30 minutes, they are going to release wonderful sweet juices that you can drizzle on the galette after it's baked.
It's time to assemble the Strawberry Frangipane Galette
- Roll out your dough on a piece of floured parchment paper so you don't have to move it after. Roll it out into an 11-12-inch round. Then, carefully transfer the parchment with the rolled dough on the baking sheet.
- Spoon the frangipane into the center leaving a 1-inch border.
- Arrange the strawberries (reserve the juices) onto the frangipane layer.
- Gently (it's very delicate) fold the edges of the dough over the fruit and press to seal.
5. Brush the dough with an egg wash and sprinkle with some muscovado sugar.
6. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Here it is. The Strawberry Frangipane Galette in all its beauty.
Look at that wonderful golden crust. This to me means delicious. And those plump, juicy, and ever so naturally sweet strawberries are enticing me to slice it and try it.
Best part, time to taste!
The first thing that you're hit with is the delicateness of the crust. It has this backdrop of buttery nuttiness balanced with a tenderness that is surreal. The crust is beautifully enhanced by the frangipane which comes in slightly and subtly with its moistness and richness. This duo is the perfect foundation for the star of the show, the strawberries. Bright, lively, and just sweet enough to harmonize everything in this galette. And that was only the first bite.
If you want to take it over the top, serve it with a good quality ice cream. We chose salted caramel from a local artisanal ice cream shop and couldn't be happier.
Warning: table may go quiet during this dessert. Watch as your guests take their first bite and their lips close and a smile appears as they truly enjoy the play of texture and flavor.
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