Monday, November 07, 2011
Galette De Trois
We are very blessed with friends from everywhere. More so, when a special couple was introduced to us when they first shifted from New Zealand to Perth without knowing anybody. This couple is French and are one of the most funny and gorgeous people I know. So we met up, and we all clicked and a friendship was established.
It was her who cooked us a wonderful french dinner one evening, complete with entrees and dessert. Nothing but good hospitality from this couple. We learned so much about their culture, how proud they are of their heritage but so accepting of differences. Then the night turned and she presented us with this lovely ending of a dessert- Galette De Trois.
He told us a folklore story from French. A coin or trinket is usually hidden in it, and the person who found it is the "king" he/she gets to wear a crown through the night. Oh, and he even taught us how to pronounced it right. ;P
It was light and crispy with a delicious creamy filling in the middle. It's very very addictive.
They have since moved to Adel. But we are still in contact! And so I attempted to make this at home. To thank them for teaching us and being our friends!!
ps-sorry for my little attempt to draw a flower on the pastry! obviously i need more practise!!
Galette De Trois
2 puff pastry
1/2 cup of almond meal
113 grams of butter
1/3 cup of castor sugar
1 vanilla bean split and scrapped
Pre heat oven at 180C. Beat butter and sugar till creamy. Add eggs, and beat well. Fold in vanilla and almond meal.
Using a 9 inch pan as a stencil, cut a round from both puff pastries. Spoon almond and butter paste into the middle of the pastry. Even it out as much as you can. Brush sides with the extra egg. Put the pastry onto of it and press to seal. Brush with egg and poke a few holes at the side- or like me, trying to draw a flower with a knife! Bake for 25 minutes till golden brown.