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Rustic Banana Berry Galette


Rustic Banana Berry Galette:

For the Crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon powder
6 tbsp. cold butter, cut into small 1/2-inch chunks
1/4 cup cold water
1 tbsp. powdered sugar

For the Filling:

1 banana
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 cup frozen mixed berries
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 rounded tbsp. all-purpose flour

To make crust: Place flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon into the food processor. Pulse a few times to combine ingredients. Add chunks of butter and pulse until the butter is about pea-sized (See Image A). Slowly pour the water through the feed tube while pulsing. Continue pushing several times after the addition of water. The flour should turn slightly darker as it becomes wet and start to bead up (See Image B). Squeeze a little clump of the flour mixture in between your fingers. It should stick together. If it is dry and crumbly add a teaspoon or so of water at a time until the right consistency is achieved. Pour onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Working quickly, as you don't want to completely melt the butter, press and form the flour mixture into a 1/2" thick disc (See Image C). You should be able to see specks of butter in the dough. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to a couple of days.

                                  Image A                                       Image B

                                     Image C                            Image D                   Image E

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

When dough is ready, keep refrigerated while prepping filling. Cut banana into 1/2" chunks. Place in a bowl and coat banana with lemon juice. Add berries, 3 tablespoon sugar, and flour. Stir to combine ingredients.  

Place the dough on a flat work surface. Use a rolling pin to roll into a circle that is slightly less than 1/4" thick. Lightly trace a free-form heart  (roughly 7" at the widest part and 7" long)  in the center of the dough to act as a guide where the filling will be placed. Alternatively, you can cut out a heart on a piece of paper then trace it on the dough. Make sure there is at least a 2" rim of dough around the heart so that you can fold over the filling, cutting the excess dough from one area and pasting it on another if needed. Transfer dough onto a greased baking sheet. Add the filling and spread evenly keeping it with in the heart-shaped outline (See Image D). Fold the outer rim of the dough over the filling, crimping and flattening any excess dough. Use your hands to shape and mold the galette into a heart as best as you can while you work.

Cut out a piece foil the size of the opening. Spray the dull side with cooking spray and loosely cover the opening, greased side down (Image E). This help keep the berries and banana from drying out during baking. heart Bake on the lower half of the oven for 35 or 40 minutes, removing foil after 20 minutes. Allow to cool. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, optional. Makes 4 servings.