Sunday, September 9, 2012
Italian Fig and Cheese Filled Galette Recipe
Almond Cheese Filling:
3 1/2 ounces of almond paste
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup raspberry seedless jam or other seedless jam of choice
6 large fresh brown figs sliced stems removed or (around 20 dried that have been simmered in water for 5 minutes then drained)
1 egg white
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tart dough recipe or use (to make a11 inch round circle) of pastry dough, store bought pie dough or use puff pastry dough found in frozen foods section of your local supermarkets.
In a food processor add the paste, cheese, honey, vanilla. Blend until smooth. Roll out pastry and place on a heavy duty parchment paper lined baking sheet. Pour the cheese on top of the dough almost to the edges all around. Place the sliced figs on top of the cheese mixture, (microwave jam 10 seconds) and spoon or pour on top of the figs. Fold the edges all around the exposing the center.
Serve with ice cream or plain.