Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Plum Lavender Galette Recipe

Contributed by Chef Ellie Lavender

Plums and lavender are in abundance in the summer and together they make a heavenly galette!  This is a lovely Summer dessert recipe to share with good friends.  It's delicious by itself and pairs very well with an espresso or a glass of pinot noir.

Plum Lavender Galette Recipe

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Culinary Lavender Tip: always use high grade organic culinary lavender such as Pelindaba Lavender's Organic Culinary LavenderIt's sweet, aromatic and delightful, which will make your baked goods even heavenlier!

Plum Lavender Galette

Galette Dough

1 1/2 cup spelt pastry flour
1/2 tsp. organic culinary lavender 
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. fresh Meyer lemon rind 
5 Tbsp. cold sweet butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces (dairy or non-dairy)
1/4 cup cold water

Galette Dough Directions:

Place spelt pastry flour, lemon rind, lavender and sugar in a food processor and pulse 3 times.  Add in the cold sweet butter and pulse a few more times until it forms a coarse texture.  Gradually, add in the cold water and pulse lightly until moistened.  Place dough on a flat board and knead 2 or 3 times.  Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Galette Ingredients:
 Plum Lavender Galette Recipe

2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. organic culinary lavender
7 large firm plums, sliced into 1/4-inch wedges
1 Tbsp. Meyer lemon rind

Galette Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. 
 Plum Lavender Galette Recipe Take out the dough from fridge and transfer it onto a baking sheet.  Arrange plums on the dough in a circular pattern and fold the dough over the plums to create a 1.5-inch border of dough over the plums and pleat the dough edge together.

Sprinkle the galette with sugar, lavender flowers, lemon rind and a few pieces of butter.  Bake until the crust is nicely golden for about 35-40 minutes.  

Let the galette cool, garnish with lavender and enjoy!

Contributed by Chef Ellie Lavender of Lavender Design + Cuisine

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