lemon + thyme fruit galettes & a tasty lillet cocktail

February 13, 2015

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looking for a last minute treat for the weekend? whether you’re celebrating valentine’s day or just enjoying saturday – celebrating your boo, your bestie, or simply how awesome you are, these lemon thyme fruit galettes are where it’s at y’all. love is all about finding your perfect pair, so naturally, julie of olive + rye, created this sparkling gin + lillet cocktail to sip alongside these beauties.

the mister and i had our first date on february 7th so we’ve never really been in the habit of celebrating valentine’s day. it’s no secret that i’m a fan of date nights at home, but for this year’s anniversary (celebrating 9 years since our first date, woah) we took an afternoon for a progressive lunch, starting at hillside farmacy and ending with beignets and coffee at épicerie. so tomorrow we’ll be laying low at home, starting with breakfast in bed with these galettes and cooking up a nice dinner with my parents later that night. how do you celebrate valentine’s day?

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keeping with our style of simplicity, these recipes are easy, even if you’re new to baking. the best part is you can make a batch of dough, and fill it with any fruit your heart desires. i couldn’t choose, so i made an assortment. the peach was my absolute favorite. if you’re a fan of tartness, then the raspberry galette is right up your alley. i can only do so much tartness, so if i made the raspberry again, i’d probably add a layer of whipped cream on top to cut the flavor a little. other great options are figs, strawberries, apples – really the skies the limit!

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lemon thyme fruit galettes

2 cups all- purpose flour
1/2 ts salt
13 tbs (aka 1 stick plus 5 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, diced
6 tbs Greek yogurt
1 tbs white wine vinegar
juice of 1/2 a lemon
3/4 ts lemon zest
2 thyme sprigs, washed with stems removed
1/4 cup ice water
thinly sliced fruit of your choice (we used peaches and pears)
washed fruit of your choice (raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries)
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
honey (optional)

lemon thyme dough

combine flour, salt, and butter, using a food processor or your fingertips, until the flour mixture has the texture of uncooked couscous. in a small dish, whisk together the sour cream, vinegar, lemon juice, zest, thyme and water, and combine it with the butter-flour mixture. using a spatula, stir until a craggy dough forms. knead the dough into a large ball while still in the bowl. pat it into a flattish ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill it in the fridge for 1 hour (it can last up to 2 days). recipe makes enough dough for six small galettes or 2 large ones.

galette assembly

preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet or pizza stone with parchment paper and set aside. in a small bowl, whisk together egg and water. on a well floured surface (i use my counter), separate and roll the chilled dough into a 6-inch circles, and transfer dough to the lined baking sheet. leaving a 2-inch border, either spread the berries or lay the fruit slices evenly over dough. fold over the edges of dough, so that each fold overlaps the previous one. using a basting brush, coat each fold before making the next one, being sure to pinch the overlapping dough together so that it seals.if you want to sweeten your galette, drizzle a little bit of honey over the top before baking.

dough recipe adapted from here.

 

sparkling gin + lillet cocktail

1.5 oz gin
1 oz lillet blanc
.5 oz thyme simple syrup
cava (or any sparkling wine / champagne)

place gin, lillet blanc, and thyme simple syrup in a mixing glass. top with ice and stir until jet cold. strain mixture into a champagne flute. top with cava and garnish with a sprig of thyme.

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