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A Savory Vegetarian Wintery Treat: Mushroom, Thyme and Leek Galette

Adapted from America's Test Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Simply Luxurious

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour wheat flour is also possible or 1 cup of all-purpose for all of the flour listed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled cut into cubes
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

Filling

  • 3/4 pound mushrooms Shiitake mushrooms and Morels are what I used, but choose the mushrooms you prefer
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 whole leeks slice into 1/2 inch thick pieces, using both the white and green parts, make sure to wash thoroughly (about 1 1/2 cups of chopped leeks)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons crême fraîche
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese crumbled, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • flaky sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced parsley

Instructions

Pastry

  • Using a food processor, mixing bowl and dough cutter (or a fork), add the flour (both), sugar and salt into the processor or bowl. Pulse until combined. Then add the cubed butter, pulse until crumb-like. Mix together in a small bowl the vinegar and water. Add the water/vinegar mixture gradually (you may add less or more than what is in the recipe depending upon the humidity in your area). Pulse until the dough is combined, but there is still some flour remaining - in other words, it shouldn't be a smooth ball of dough (if that is the case, you've pulsed to much and added too much water).
  • Place dough on a large piece of plastic wrap, roll into a ball and flatten into a disc. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the chilled dough and place on a floured surface. Roll out into a rectangle until dough is about 1/8 inch thick. Fold into thirds (similar to an envelope) until you have three layers of dough folded on top of each other. Turn the dough 90 degrees and roll out into a rectangle (the same as you did initially). Fold into thirds and then fold in half to form a square. Press the square gently until it is seals and combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or up to two days. I chose to make the dough the day before I made the galette to save myself time during the work week.

Filling

  • Place the oven rack to low/medium. Place a baking stone in the oven if you will be using one. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and set on a counter to reach room temperature while you are preparing the filling.
  • Prepare the mushrooms, slice and stem, and place in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat a 12" skillet to medium, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the leeks and thyme, cover, stirring occasionally, until leeks are tender and beginning to brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the leek/thyme mixture to the bowl with mushrooms. Add the crême fraîche and Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to season. Mix together. Set aside.
  • Roll out the dough onto a floured surface, until 1/8 inch thick. Place on the prepared baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Cut the square edges to create a circle. Brush the dough with 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Place half of the filling into the center of the dough, leaving 1 1/2 -2 inches free as that will be the edge. Then add half of the Gorgonzola. Follow with the remaining filling and the remaining Gorgonzola. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • Fold the edges of the dough onto the filling, overlapping as you make your way around the galette.
  • Brush with the beaten egg, and sprinkle evening with flaky sea salt.
  • Reduce the oven to 375 and immediately place the galette in the oven. Set the timer for 30-35 minutes, and rotate once during this time.
  • Remove from the oven when the crust is brown to your liking as well as the top of the filling. Place on a baking rack to cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with minced parsley, and slice into wedges. Enjoy!