Growing up my dad would always talk about how his mother made the best pie crust. She could put all of the ingredients together so quickly and proficiently that the dough was always perfect. I wish I could have learned from her but watching my dad try to recreate what his mother did must have helped. I still don't have her original recipe so I'll settle for this chocolate galette dough for now. It is so simple that if you fuss with the dough too much you'll ruin it. I can imagine that a cherry filling would be amazing with this galette dough! The true inspiration for this galette are the strawberries. I went strawberry picking with my kids and we picked these tiny berries that were so full of flavor! I wanted to make something with them before they went bad and though I couldn't go wrong with chocolate and almonds.?If you like chocolate and almonds your destined to love this galette. This recipe can be adapted to your taste... rhubarb topping instead of strawberries would be delicious! I hope you enjoy this galette as much as we did!
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6-8
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6-8
people
20
minutes
30-35
minutes
Print Recipe
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
What you need
Units: Servings: people
How it's made
  1. To make the chocolate pie crust: Place the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Stir in the safflower oil, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the butter slices, tossing to coat. Stir in the water, a tablespoon at a time, just until the dough gathers itself into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, pat or roll the dough into a rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Fold it into thirds, like a letter. Roll out again to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Turn the dough 90 degrees and repeat two more times. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.
  2. To make the almond filling: In a food processor bowl grind almonds, 6 tablespoons sugar, flour and salt together until the nuts are powdery. Cut the butter into chunks and add it to the machine. Run the machine until no buttery bits are visible. Add any flavorings and egg, blending until just combined.
  3. To make the strawberry filling: In a medium bowl toss together strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Toss until all of the cornstarch has disappeared into the strawberries and let rest for 10 minutes. The strawberries will begin to produce juice.
  4. Spread the almond filling over the the galette dough leaving enough space to fold the edges up around the strawberries. Top with the strawberries and their juices and fold the edges of the dough up around the almond filling and strawberries .
  5. Bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and the fruit and almond filling are set. Cool completely before slicing and dust with powdered sugar, for garnish.
Recipe Notes

Growing up my dad would always talk about how his mother making the best pie crust. She could put all of the ingredients together so quickly and proficiently that the dough was always perfect. I wish I could have learned from her but watching my dad try to recreate what his mother did must have helped. I still don't have her original recipe so I'll settle for this chocolate galette dough for now. It is so simple that if you fuss with the dough too much you'll ruin it. I can imagine that a cherry filling would be amazing with this galette dough! The true inspiration for this galette are the strawberries. I went strawberry picking with my kids and we picked these tiny berries that were so full of flavor! I wanted to make something with them before they went bad and thought I couldn't go wrong with chocolate and almonds. I hope you enjoy this galette as much as we did!

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What you need
Units: Servings: people
How it's made
  1. To make the chocolate pie crust: Place the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Stir in the safflower oil, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the butter slices, tossing to coat. Stir in the water, a tablespoon at a time, just until the dough gathers itself into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, pat or roll the dough into a rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Fold it into thirds, like a letter. Roll out again to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Turn the dough 90 degrees and repeat two more times. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.
  2. To make the almond filling: In a food processor bowl grind almonds, 6 tablespoons sugar, flour and salt together until the nuts are powdery. Cut the butter into chunks and add it to the machine. Run the machine until no buttery bits are visible. Add any flavorings and egg, blending until just combined.
  3. To make the strawberry filling: In a medium bowl toss together strawberries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Toss until all of the cornstarch has disappeared into the strawberries and let rest for 10 minutes. The strawberries will begin to produce juice.
  4. Spread the almond filling over the the galette dough leaving enough space to fold the edges up around the strawberries. Top with the strawberries and their juices and fold the edges of the dough up around the almond filling and strawberries .
  5. Bake at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and the fruit and almond filling are set. Cool completely before slicing and dust with powdered sugar, for garnish.
Recipe Notes

Growing up my dad would always talk about how his mother making the best pie crust. She could put all of the ingredients together so quickly and proficiently that the dough was always perfect. I wish I could have learned from her but watching my dad try to recreate what his mother did must have helped. I still don't have her original recipe so I'll settle for this chocolate galette dough for now. It is so simple that if you fuss with the dough too much you'll ruin it. I can imagine that a cherry filling would be amazing with this galette dough! The true inspiration for this galette are the strawberries. I went strawberry picking with my kids and we picked these tiny berries that were so full of flavor! I wanted to make something with them before they went bad and thought I couldn't go wrong with chocolate and almonds. I hope you enjoy this galette as much as we did!

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