Want to know what makes this orange galette so easy? Using filo pastry! OMG, why haven’t I done this before?!
To be honest, until last month I didn’t even know what a galette was. Sure I’d heard of it, but I just knew it was a sweet dish with a French name! A quick search on Instagram clued me up but I did think it was a bit of a faff making the pastry and all!
A New Style Easier Galette!
You know by now that I like easy! Sure, there are times when I will go the extra mile to create a beautiful dish, but by and large I want dishes to be super tasty. And it helps a lot if they are also super easy too!
So there I was checking out dish after dish, thinking I’ve never made this pastry before – how hard is it going to be? And how long is it going to take?
Then it hit me – what if I bought the pastry? Ok yes that would be good but how could I put my own twist on it?
And that’s when the idea of filo pastry sprung up. It’s a little fiddlier than working with just the one sheet of puff pastry, but those light crispy layers had me sold!
Come on – you have to admit, there are days when you want the fabulous taste but you don’t want to take too long in the kitchen, right? Well with this beauty, you just have the quick prep and then you can forget about it once it’s in the oven. You can even make your mains while it’s baking! Are you as sold as me? If so, let’s do this.
So, any tips?
Tips for the Easiest Orange Galette!
Ok so because I’m a spice freak, I simply had to put some in. I think orange and cardamom are a perfect match, so it wasn’t hard to choose which one! Personally I used some spice drops from Holy Lama instead of actual ground cardamom, but ground cardamom works just as well.
Actually, can I just quickly say that Holy Lama are a fantastic company and their spice drops make cooking so much easier! Additionally the company sources their ingredients mainly from local farmers in India and over 80% of their workforce is women, many from disadvantaged backgrounds. Take a bow guys!
Next up, I like using the three varieties of oranges as they have different favours, but feel free to play with whatever combination of oranges you want. Galettes come with so many other fruits too and I reckon I’ll try some berries next time – don’t be afraid to experiment with your favourite fruit!
Please let me know how you get on with this galette – you can drop a comment below or just give it a star rating! Any other suggestions – feel free to contact me. Some other pastry desserts you might like are my Pineapple chilli tarte tatin or my Old School Butterscotch tart!
The easiest Orange Galette!
- Turn the oven onto 190C (180C fan).
- Peel and slice the oranges leaving only the edible part. Make sure that you remove all the white pith as this is quite bitter. Place in a bowl and add the Bonne Maman preserve, honey, cointreau (if using) and cardamom. Mix together and leave to marinade for a couple of minutes
- Meanwhile, sprinkle some flour on the base of the flan dish.
- Take a sheet of filo pastry, brush with melted butter and line the bottom of the flan dish with it. Repeat with another piece of filo, but when placing in the flan dish place at a different angle so that it starts to look like a fan arrangement, see picture. Repeat with the other filo pieces.
- Place the marinated oranges into the centre of the flan dish on top of the the filo pastry layers.
- Fold the excess filo pastry layers over the top of the oranges, arranging in a fan like pattern.
- Brush the exposed filo pieces with melted butter and sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the pastry and oranges.
- Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the filo pastry turns golden brown
- Remove from oven and serve immediately with cream or ice cream.
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