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January 30, 2015

RUSTIC BANANA BERRY GALETTE

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Sweetened berries and banana in a heart-shaped chocolate galette is a perfect Valentine's Day treat for a loved one. It is simple, rustic, and delicious!

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Hi all! It's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day, so I made this little somethin' to share with you. The chocolate crust is homemade and really easy to put together. I use a food processor to make the crust and it literally takes minutes to whip up. The fruity filling is comprised of bananas and frozen mixed berries. As fresh ones are out of season, I opted for the frozen berries. 
The lazy baker in me actually prefers frozen as they are a time-saver—there is no washing and hulling necessary—just open up a bag and toss them into a bowl. 

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This is a rustic, free-form dessert. If your heart-shaped galette does not turn out perfectly shaped, it's okay (as you can see, mine is not so perfect). And if you don't want to bother with the extra work, then just make a round galette. No one will really will mind!




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If you are looking for a special Valentine's dinner, I suggest making my Lobster Tail with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus and finish off with this simple, yet tasty Rustic Banana Berry Galette for dessert. You will be scoring some serious brownie points!

Enjoy!

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RUSTIC BANANA BERRY GALETTE



INGREDIENTS:

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



INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

                                          
flour mixture in food processor        wet flour mixture in food processor
 Image A                                             Image B

                                        
chocolate pie dough shaped into a disc fruit pie filling on top of heart shaped chocolate dough 
                                     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.




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16 comments:

  1. This looks very cute! I do like galettes but have tended to make savory rather than sweet ones in the past. I might just have to try a berry one, though.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Caroline. I hope try this sweet galette version...I think you are going to like it.

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  2. So cute! Love how beautiful it looks with the dusting of icing sugar!

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    1. Thank you, Thea! I agree, powdered sugar makes everything look go good.

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  3. Love the chocolate crust! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  4. This looks so amazing and you make it look easy to make! Stopping by from Sweet & Savoury Sunday and pinning to Pinterest!

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    1. Thank you, Carole. I love letting my stand mixer do the work for me when I make dough. It really makes life easier.

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  5. So my mouth actually dropped open when I saw this recipe! I think I may need to be a bit devilish with this and swap out the fruit for some nutella or other chocolate

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    1. I like the way you think! Thanks for stopping by, Shelby.

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  6. Wow, that looks amazing, Thao!! I love that chocolate crust. :)

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  7. I love the idea of a chocolate crust, the filling looks so good too! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. Thank you, Laura! It was an obvious choice for me—bananas, berries, and chocolate are made for each other. :)

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  8. I never thought of making a heart-shaped galette, what a fabulous idea! :)

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    1. Thank you Nicole. And it doesn't have to be just for Valentine's. In fact, Mother's day is another perfect occasion. Thank you for topping by!

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