Friday, March 9, 2012

Fig and Honey Galette


What's a galette?

It's a tart for lazy people. Like me. Like when I got a sheet of puff pastry, layered sliced figs on it and drizzled it with honey and put it in the oven till puffy.

That is a galette.

It is delicious.

You can use any fruit you like - I used figs because I bought a whole bunch of fresh ones and they got soft very quickly and the baby didn't like eating them. I wanted to halve them and top them with blue cheese and bake until all was a delicious sweet, salty gooey mess, but remembered I had no blue cheese in the house because I had to throw it out when I found out I was pregnant. I wouldn't normally, but it was European and probably wasn't pasteurised. I has a sad.

Anyway, I had some lovely cream just begging to be eaten, soft figs, a willing oven (I'm assuming it was willing, it did the job but I didn't ask its preference) and some organic honey. And there was dessert.

Easy as pie. Galette.

Anyhow, if you're using honey, don't go crazy with it because it will melt and run off the galette and stick to your pan and burn and you'll be sad and annoyed and frustrated and throw the whole pan out and buy a new one. I'm guessing, anyway...

16 comments:

  1. i loooooove figs and often do the fruit puff pastry thing when i'm craving dessert - yum :)

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  2. AbeachcottageblogMarch 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    I love it with just plain sliced apples and sugar...my little French friend taught me it years ago...sooooo easy...

    I bought a bunch of figs yesterday, I never thought of using them on this 

    nice! xx

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  3. The local figs are so wonderful right now. Your galleys looks so good!

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  4. oh man, how good is puff pastry!

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  5. Ohhh yes - I do apples and sugar too, and add a little butter. De-licious :)

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  6. yes, I got mine from Erbachers, I love their stuff!

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  7. I have a neighbour that does a fig drop about this time, I am so making this one thanks :)

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  8. You're welcome! My neighbor drops beauty products :)

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  9. Yum! figs are the best. I usually just bake them with a bit of honey, but this looks ace. Will be trying out fo shiz.

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  10. Puff pastry makes everything bettah!

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  11. I love figs and I am always looking for ways to get my family to enjoy them too. A nice scoop of vanilla ice cream should charm them into eating this simply yummy looking dessert. Thanks.

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  12. Mmm. Easy, lazy recipes are all the go here. Especially when they look as amazing as this! xx

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  13. And sound just a little bit fancy ;-)

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