Indulge in this scrumptious Easy Strawberry Galette for Valentine’s Day! Juicy strawberries are coated in a homemade glaze and baked in a flaky, heart-shaped shortcrust pastry. Top it with ice cream and honey for a heavenly dessert.
This exquisite strawberry galette is a must-have addition to your dessert repertoire. Its preparation is both easy and quick, making it an ideal choice for those spontaneous sweet cravings or romantic evenings. The blend of succulent strawberries and a buttery, flaky crust creates a taste sensation that is nothing short of delicious. The addition of ice cream introduces a velvety texture, while a drizzle of honey enhances the overall sweetness. Its heart-shaped presentation adds an extra touch of charm, making this dessert not just a treat for the palate, but also a feast for the eyes.
If you love strawberries, then you will love this strawberries and cream puff pastry.
What I Love About This Recipe
- This recipe for a galette is not only sweet and satisfying but also visually attractive.
- The versatility of this galette makes it easy to customize. You could opt for a traditional circular, square design or add a touch of whimsy with mini heart-shaped galettes.
- The use of store-bought shortcrust pastry simplifies the process, making the creation of this pastry both quick and effortless.
- This delightful dessert can be ready to serve in a mere 30 minutes!
- Shortcrust pastry sheet: Select a good brand of ready-made shortcrust pastry sheet for the best results, and ensure to read the packaging for correct baking instructions.
- Strawberries: Fresh, ripe strawberries work best in this recipe; remember to destem, wash, and pat them dry before chopping.
- Lemon juice: Use fresh lemon juice for a tangy flavor.
- Sugar: Sugar is added to sweeten the dish, while cornstarch is used to thicken the filling.
- Cornstarch: Is added to thicken the filling.
- Egg: Egg wash is added to give the galette a golden and crispy finish.
How to Make Strawberry Galette
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside for later.
2. Unroll the shortcrust pastry and cut it into the shape of a heart.
3. Next, prepare the strawberries by destemming them, washing and patting them dry. Add the prepared strawberries to a bowl, followed by sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
4. Stir until the ingredients are well combined. Place the heart-shaped pastry on the lined baking tray. Then, add the strawberry filling to the pastry, ensuring there is a half-inch gap between the filling and the edge of the pastry. This gap is necessary as you will be folding it over to enclose the galette.
5. Beat one egg with one tablespoon of water to prepare the egg wash. Brush this mixture onto the pastry crust. Sprinkle sugar on top of the crust. Bake the galette in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
6. Serve this romantic Strawberry Galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of honey.
Tips and Tricks
- Filling: After adding the lemon juice, cornstarch, and sugar, taste the filling. If the strawberries are sour, you may need to add more sugar. If you prefer a tangier filling, consider adding a bit more lemon juice.
- Lemon: If you don’t have a lemon on hand or if you’re seeking a different flavor profile, lime juice can be used as a substitute. To intensify the citrus flavor, consider grating some lemon zest onto the galette before serving.
- Shortcrust pastry: As an alternative, you can use ready-made puff pastry instead of shortcrust pastry. It offers a slightly different texture and can add a layer of flakiness to your galette. However, keep in mind that the baking time and temperature may vary depending on the type of pastry used, so be sure to check the package instructions.
Galette is a flaky French pastry dough made with flour, butter, and sugar. This simple dough serves as the foundation for a variety of sweet and savory dishes.
To prevent your galette from becoming soggy, avoid overfilling it. Additionally, ensure that the galette is baked for the correct amount of time, allowing it to cook thoroughly and maintain its desired texture.
The three different types of galette are Galette Breton, Galette de Rois, and Fruit Galette.
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Easy Strawberry Galette
- baking tray
- Parchment paper
- mixing bowl
- 1 shortcrust pastry sheet readymade
- 1.5 cups of strawberries chopped
- 2 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 egg + 1 tablespoon of water
- Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unroll the shortcrust pastry and fashion it into a heart shape.
- Destem, wash, and pat dry the strawberries.
- In a bowl, combine the prepared strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Stir until well mixed.
- Place the heart-shaped pastry on the lined baking tray. Add the strawberry filling, leaving a half-inch border for folding.
- Beat one egg with a tablespoon of water and brush this mixture onto the pastry crust.
- Sprinkle sugar over the crust.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
- Serve the Strawberry Galette with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of honey for a luscious dessert.