|*drum roll* Bacon Apple Galette
||[Jun. 7th, 2007|06:36 pm]
|[||Tags|||||food, heathen house||]|
|[||What Kind of Adventure?
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Ok, hauk. Check the top shelf of the fridge when you get home. Hopefully, it turned out ok.
This was a first attempt and I may try it again with a few alterations, but as it stands, Heathens, and other bacon-loving folk, here is the recipe (I use all organics unless otherwise specified):
Crust (makes 2 so you can freeze one for later):
2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour (plus extra for rolling it out)
1 c. (2 sticks) frozen unsalted butter
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 granny smith apples,; sliced with skin
4 slices uncured bacon, cooked and cut/crumbled into bits
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
Grade B Maple Syrup
Sift the flour into a large non-metal bowl. Using a cheese grater, grate the frozen butter into the flour; cut together using 2 butter knives. Hint: That last little piece of butter that cannot be grated without seriously endangering your fingertips can be cut into small pieces and used; don't worry, as long as they are smaller than a sugar cube, it's ok and will make the crust better. Add lemon and just enough water (maybe 5 T.) to bind the dough. Form into a ball. Separate into 2 balls, placing each in a plastic bag. Flatten then and throw them in the freezer overnight (really, you can put them in for an hour, but overnight is better). In the morning, put one of them in the fridge (dough keeps 2 days in fridge; 2 months in freezer) to defrost a bit.
Heat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Flour a clean, flat, dry surface and use this to roll out the dough. Depending on how thick you want the crust, roll it out to about a foot in diameter. Brush the center with a small amount of maple syrup; then arrange apples and onions on top. Fold the sides up. Using a spatula, coax the galette onto a cookie sheet and into the oven. Bake until the apples are soft and the crust is a light brown. Drizzle with bacon and a bit of maple syrup and serve to your bacon-obsessed roommate.
If I attempt this again, I will probably try putting a bit of bacon grease in the crust, and putting the bacon bits mixed in with the apples and onions. I was going to do that this time, but I forgot to cook the bacon until the galette was ready for the oven. oops.
I only keep my sanity because I bought tickets for absurdmusician and myself to go see Skinny Puppy at the House of Blues on the 24th. Now I'm off, because I'm late for dinner with lol_angst_lol and syntheticpathos.