HELLO EVERYONE!

I’ve missed you all! I’ve missed 食べ物 eXploZion! I’VE MISSED GOOD FOOD!!

It was finals season, so I didn’t have the time to post what I wanted even though I did cook, so there’s a bit of a backlog of food hahaha. Although, I still must’ve had instant noodles at least 5 times in the past 2 weeks…

But it’s been snowing lately, and what better to recover from this cold cold winter and the horrendous exams than a nice warm galette with your tea (or coffee if you still have exams)!

Recipe (from Zoom Yummy)
Ingredients
Pastry:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 cup (230 grams) cold butter, cubed
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk

Filling:
4 large apples; peeled, cored and sliced (or cut into cubes)
1/2 cup (110 grams) butter
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 356F
2. Combine flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Add butter.
3. Mix everything until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
4. Sprinkle with vinegar and add milk slowly to mixture.
5. Mix everything until you have a smooth dough. (If the dough’s too sticky, add more flour.)
6. Separate the dough into 16 pieces (basically, cut the dough in half, and then those halves in half, etc). Shape the dough into balls and place in fridge for about half an hour.
7. Melt butter and sugar in a nonstick pan and stir until sugar has dissolved. Add apples.
8. Stir fry the apples until they begin to appear tender and add cinnamon. Stir fry until they turn completely tender. Place the cooked apples in a plate.
9. Take only one of the dough balls from the fridge and roll into a 5″ (~13 cm) wide disc. Put about two tablespoons of filling in the center.
10. Fold the dough up and crimp the edges, but leave the center uncovered.
11. Press the dough down gently to make sure it doesn’t unfold while it bakes.
12. Bake for about 25 minutes and broil the last five to get a nice golden pastry. *Warning!* While you’re broiling, watch the pastries carefully to make sure they don’t burn.
13. Repeat with the other 15 pieces of dough.

I also tried doing some savory ones, and they turned out quite well! I stir-fried some ham, onions, and mushrooms with some pepper and salt, then added it to the dough before folding, crimping, and baking. When they came out, I latticed some sliced cheddar on top before eating, and oh yummmm! It’s definitely worth experimenting with! Even if these are a bit troublesome to make, the results were delicious and fabulous, and my roommates and friends who had them really enjoyed it too!