This Holiday Season, You and the Kids Are Making Galettes
These versatile rustic tarts are—ahem—easier than pie.
Galettes are one of those dishes you either adore, or have never heard of—until you try one and become obsessed. They’re also a great recipe to make with your kids. Here’s why:
Galettes are insanely versatile. Go savory or sweet. Trick out the crust by mixing in grated parmesan, finely chopped nuts, cornmeal, herbs, or vanilla sugar. Fill the tart with anything you like: brie, bacon, blackberries, lemon curd, Nutella, Swiss chard, baked eggs, white bean purée—even leftover mac and cheese.
The process is super-simple. Roll out pastry dough, add a filling, then fold the dough around the edges to create a freeform tart. (If it looks imperfect, you nailed it—galettes are supposed to look a little rough.) The crust is easy to make, but also provides lots of opportunities for kids to learn baking fundamentals. Short on time? Store-bought dough is absolutely fine—you’re still cooking together!
Galettes are ideal for every meal. They’re equally tasty hot, cold, or at room temp—for a quickie breakfast, lunchbox fodder, an afterschool snack, or elegant-ish family dinner.
Loaded with creamy ricotta and drizzled with honey, our sausage and delicata squash galette is one your crew can—and will—eat all day. Sweet, tender delicata squash is in its prime right now … do yourselves a favor and dig in.
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