Apple Cinnamon Streusel Galette
(recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod)
- 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup coarse cornmeal
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup COLD butter, cut into small pieces (you can also use a cheese grater to cut it, a tip I read online)
- 1/3 cup buttermilk (we used regular fat buttermilk, I do not know if you can use low fat)
- 4 small or 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (recipe says light, we only had dark and it was fine)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- A dash of ground nutmeg (optional, but I always pair this with cinnamon)
- A dash of ground clove (optional, but I always pair this with cinnamon)
- A dash of ground ginger (optional, but I always pair this with cinnamon)
- 4 tablespoons COLD butter
Egg Wash Ingredients:
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar (we did not have this, so instead, we used Trader Joe's cinnamon sugar grinder...BEST DECISION EVER)
Step 2: Add COLD butter and pulse 5-10 times until mixture resembles coarse meal (bigger pieces of sand).
Step 3: With food processor running, pour the buttermilk in through the chute SLOWLY, until dough forms a ball. Remove the dough ball, add any extra stray pieces and wrap ball in plastic wrap
Step 4: Put in fridge for at least 45 minutes before rolling out.
Step 5: After this time is up, move the rack to the center of your oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F.
Step 6: Take dough out of fridge. Roll out on parchment paper or floured surface, starting out in the center of the dough ball, and roll to a 14-15 inch circle. Put this dough on baking sheet.
Step 9: Using your fingers, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg/clove/ginger (if desired), and butter until streusel clumps form. Sprinkle these clumps over the top of your apples, dabbing areas that look like they need more topping.
Voila! Now you have made a wonderful, delicious galette! It doesn't look as pretty as the one from the recipe, but it tastes great! I really loved the crust on this thing, and I am not a crust person. I think the difference was the addition of the cornmeal that took it above and beyond. This is so good and it will go quick! Like I mentioned, it goes great for breakfast, as well as dessert. :)