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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Healthy Galettes After a Chocolatey Easter

Hello Tuesday, we meet again. Last night's dinner was outrageously delicious (and meat-free, I might add!!). This after a Sunday chock-full of bunnies, candies, and glorious Michel Cluizel chocolates. 
Inside the Easter basket! Clockwise from L: caramel matzoh crunch,
chocolate snickerdoodles, lemon pound cake,
white chocolate bunnies (with a box of homemade chocolates),
and apricot-walnut scones.

White chocolate bunny lollies!
The Easter basket in its finished form!

Now onto the savories. This sassy little galette serves two very hungry athletes, with enough for a small lunch the next day. It's filled with fresh ricotta, mushrooms, and (in mine) rainbow swiss chard. The best part? Whole wheat crust! Make that a few hours ahead (or a day if you so choose), and everything is fast from there. 

Swiss Chard and Mushroom Galette
Alison Roman

Don'tcha love a free-form tart?
Whole Wheat Dough
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) chilled
  • unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground
  • black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 oz. maitake mushrooms, torn, and/or crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch large Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed, leaves cut into bite-size pieces
Whole Wheat Dough
  1. Pulse all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and salt in a food processor to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; drizzle with vinegar and ¼ cup ice water. Mix with a fork, adding more ice water by the tablespoonful if needed, just until a shaggy dough comes together; lightly knead until no dry spots remain (do not overwork). Pat into a disk and wrap in plastic. Chill at least 2 hours.
  3. DO AHEAD: Dough can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Season ricotta with kosher salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; season with kosher salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in same skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add half of chard, season with kosher salt and pepper, and cook, tossing, until slightly wilted. Add remaining chard and cook, tossing occasionally, until completely wilted, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured sheet of parchment to a 14” round about ⅛” thick. Transfer on parchment to a baking sheet. Spread three-fourths of ricotta over dough, leaving a 1½” border. Top with reserved chard, then mushrooms. Dollop remaining ricotta over vegetables. Bring edges of dough up and over filling, overlapping as needed, to create a 1½” border; brush with egg. Bake galette, rotating once, until crust is golden brown and cooked through, 35–40 minutes. Let cool slightly on baking sheet.
  5. Toss herbs with lemon juice and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a small bowl; season with pepper. Top galette with herbs, zest, and sea salt.
Happy baking!

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