I hope everyone is doing well today! Did you know that blood oranges are in season? These beautiful ruby gems are only here for a short amount of time, so I wanted to hurry up and get this recipe out so any of you could snag some of these delectable fruits and make this yourself.
So when thinking about what to make, I knew I wanted to make something where you could see the beauty of the blood oranges. And when you want to show something off, you let a little bit of it peek through. Enter, galette. A galette is essentially a rustic pie. You make a flaky dough, pile fruit or whatever filling you want in the center of the dough, and then fold over the remaining flaps to create a wall around the deliciousness.
This crust that I am going to show you how to make today is very similar to a shortcake in the way that it tastes. This pie with a dollop of fresh whipped cream would have been a very southern blood orange shortcake, and doesn’t that sound absolutely amazing.
First, you’ll need to get out all your ingredients, it makes baking go really quickly.
In a bowl, mix together one cup all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and mix this together with a whisk or a pastry cutter. You could make this dough in a food processor, but it’s just as easy to do it with a pastry cutter like the one pictured here, or with a could of knives. We’re going to be adding cold butter into this recipe, and we want to cut that butter into the flour to create a flaky crust.
Beautiful, beautiful blood oranges. I cut these into rings, and to do that i slice off the top and the bottom of the fruit, so it has something to stand on, and using a sharp knife peel down the sides of the fruit.
This is how I do it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLay18IEvlI.
If you find cutting the rind off the oranges when they’re whole is difficult, try cutting them in half first. It is much easier.
Arrange the blood oranges in a pretty shingled manner in the center of the crust, leaving a two-inch border, and sprinkle two teaspoons of sugar over the fruit. This will help them caramelize in the oven.
Fold over the edges of the galette to overlap on the fruit and whisk together one beaten egg to brush on top of the crust. Also, sprinkle over another teaspoon of sugar over the crust. This will make the crust shine.
Bake the galette in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
And voila, you have a galette! Let the galette cool completely before serving. Like I said, some fresh whipped cream would have taken this over the edge, so make that alongside this and you’ll be golden.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp + 1 tsp + 1 tsp granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 1 stick ice cold butter, diced
- 3 tablespoons ice water
- 1 egg, beaten
- 4-5 blood oranges, peeled, and sliced into ¼ inch rings
- mix together the flour, 2 tbsp sugar, and salt
- with a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until it resembles large peas
- mix in cold water with spatula
- form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for one hour
- take dough out and on floured surface, roll into ¼ inch thickness
- place on a parchment or silicone lined sheet tray and arrange blood oranges slices in center of the dough leaving a 2 inch border
- sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar over the blood oranges
- fold over the remaining dough slightly covering the fruit
- brush on egg wash and sprinkle remaining 1 tsp sugar
- bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 20-25 min or until golden brown
- cool completely
I hope you guys try this out!