Galette with sweet potato, feta and egg

 

 

Galette

Galette is the fast food version of pizza. You don’t agree? Well, I admit that it’s two different kinds of dishes, but in many ways, the principle of making them is the same. You take what you have in the refrigerator and pantry, put in on a thin piece of dough, and shuffle it right into the oven.
The difference is that it’s faster to make a Galette. If you use puff pastry instead of the ordinary pie crust.
The reason is that you can buy and use ready puff pastry.
Yeah, I know. You can buy ready pizza dough as well, but honestly.
Have you ever bought a pizza dough that tastes good that doesn’t come from a pizza restaurant?

I haven’t.

They tend to have a consistency that reminds of a crispy cake. That’s not an option when it comes to pizza. I promise. The most important thing about pizza is to get the dough right.
It’s not that crucial with puff pastry. The stuff you can buy in the grocery store is quite good. I’m not going to object if someone claims that homemade puff pastry is better than the bought stuff. But the difference is not as great as in the case of pizza dough.

In this recipe, we will use sweet potatoes, onion, chili, spinach, creme cheese, and some feta cheese. And on top of everything, we will crack an egg.
There is a lot of taste in this dish, from the sweet potatoes, balanced with the salty feta cheese. Everything is also jazzed up with some chili to make it more interesting. I have used Jalapeño for this recipe. Next time I will try to sprinkle some Chipotle.

ingredients

 

feta cheese

 

Ready for the oven

I have tried to replace the spinach for Kale with excellent results. Like spinach, Kale is packed with all sort of nutrition values. It has gained the reputation as one of the superfood, and if you read the article “26 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Kale” you will understand why. Kale gives more taste. But if you don’t like Kale, spinach is a more neutral option.

All you have to do is frying the sweet potatoes with the onions for 8 minutes, spread it on the puff pastry together with the rest of the ingredients, crack an egg on top of everything and put it in the oven. After 15 minutes it’s ready.
Perfect for a quick lunch. Or make a big one for the buffet.

Galette

 

Galette

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Galette with Feta and egg
Galette is the fast food version of Pizza if you use puff pastry instead of pie crust. This recipe gives a nice balance between the sweet potato and the salty feta cheese.
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 437ºF / 225ºC.
  2. Peel and cut the sweet potato into squares. Seed and slicep the chili. Cut the onion into thin slices.
  3. Fry the sweet potatoes and onion on medium heat for 8 minutes.
  4. Add spinach and chili and fry for an additional 2 minutes. Add some salt.
  5. Roll out the puff pastry on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Spread the creme cheese, but save a border of 1 inch all around.
  7. Spread the vegetables and crumble the feta cheese .
  8. Crack the eggs on top of the Galette.
  9. Fold up edges of the puff pastry. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.
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Truffles with ginger and lime

Truffles with ginger and lime

Sometimes dessert can be a big problem. You have just eaten a delicious appetizer, followed by a fantastic main course. And now you are filled up. To eat a dessert feels unthinkable. Nevertheless, your taste buds crave for something sweet for the coffee.
But the thought of eating a creme brulee makes you feel like Mr. Creosote in that infamous Monthy Phyton sketch from the movie The meaning of life.

For those who don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, Mr. Creosote is a grotesquely fat, rude and unsavory character whose stomach explodes when he, after some persuasion, eats a mint wafer after a meal with obscene amounts of food.
The sketch is easy to find on you tube for those who haven’t seen it. However, I want to warn squeamish people. It’s extremely disgusting.

Unfortunately, the dessert is often suffering from being the last meal. Sometimes you tell yourself that you are going to save some space, but you usually fail. The stomach simply can not handle more.
Except for maybe a small piece of chocolate truffles. Just one. The last taste explosion at the end of a perfect dinner.

This chocolate truffle is flavored with ginger and lime juice that adds freshness to the soft, buttery chocolate flavor. A perfect combination.

As usual, when it comes to food, the choice of raw materials is important. This recipe is no exception. Don’t buy the cheapest chocolate you can find. But the most expensive variety don’t have to be the best choice either. A good advice is to buy chocolate that you know you love. If you do not like the chocolate, you will not like the truffle, no matter how exclusive it is.

chocolate

 

chopped chocolate

When it comes to the choice of fat, cream and butter is the obvious choice. If you are thinking of using margarine instead of butter, then forget about it. Remember what Anthony Bourdain said in Kitchen Confidential. Margarine is not food for humans.

As a sweetener, you can, of course, use regular sugar. But I think that is boring. Try honey instead. Or Muscovado sugar. Is there any need for a sweetener you may ask. That depends on two things. Your personal taste and how much cocoa the chocolate contains. If you use chocolate with a high cocoa content, I recommend that you add at least a small amount of sweetener. Otherwise, you risk getting a pretty bitter truffle.

 

 

In most recipes, it says that you should roll the truffles in cocoa. That is a good coating (and the easiest to do). But in this recipe, I will take it one step further by dipping some of the truffles in milk chocolate. It gives a nice contrast between the soft, creamy truffles and the somewhat crispy surface.

Truffles are maybe the perfect dessert. It doesn’t matter how filled up you are. There is always room for small truffles (except for Mr. Creosote). A truffle made of high-quality chocolate offers a variety of intense flavors that few other desserts can match. You can store them in the refrigerator and just take out as many as you need. And if you think one is not enough for a dessert, you can always take two.

Truffles with ginger and lime

Truffles with ginger and lime

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Truffles with ginger and lime
Creamy chocolate truffles with a lot of taste are perhaps the best dessert. These truffles contain ginger and lime which adds freshness.
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Instructions
  1. Chop the chocolate and put it in a bowl.
  2. Peel and slice the ginger.
  3. Add ginger, lime juice , and honey to the cream and bring it to boil. remove the ginger.
  4. Pour the mixture over the chocolate and stir to form a smooth truffle.
  5. Cut the butter into cubes and stir them into the batter. Stir until the truffle is smooth again.
  6. Let it cool for 3-4 hours.
  7. Pipe the batter into the desired size. You can also use two teaspoons dipped in hot water. You can also use your hands if you coat them lightly with some flavorless oil.
  8. Place them somewhere cool.
  9. Melt the milk chocolate. Dip the truffles into the melted chocolate, or just roll them in cocoa. Place them somewhere cool.
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