This Grain-Free Rustic Cherry Galette is the perfect healthier dessert to impress your friends with! We’re using Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix for the galette dough to make this recipe easy! Gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo.
For some reason cherries always reminds me of my dad. I think because when we would get sundaes or a dessert topped with a cherry I would always scrunch my nose up at the little garnish. But my dad would happily eat it. For whatever reason I did not find them appealing at all. Fast forward 20 years and I have a true appreciation for cherries. Not only are they pretty little beings, but SO good for us. Great for the heart, contains antioxidants, can help reduce inflammation and the list goes on.
So obviously cherries should be your new BFF if they aren’t already.
You know what else should be your BFF? GALETTES.
Oh em gee I freaking love galettes. What is a galette, you ask? Essentially it is really easy pie. Or a lazy pie. And often it can be made a touch healthier than normal pie because you don’t need a huge amount of filling (extra sugar and whatnot) like a standard pie recipe can call for.
For this galette we’re using Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix making this galette gluten-free, grain-free and paleo.
Have you heard of Simple Mills? They are an amazing natural food company with baking mixes, crackers, cookies and frostings – none of which contain any gluten, grain, dairy, soy, GMOs, excessive sugar, fillers or any artificial flavors. Every time I try a new (to me) product of theirs I fall in love. Honestly, their crunchy cookies are so so good. Toasted pecan has my heart.
Simple Mills uses simple ingredients (hence the brand name, get it?) and keeps their ingredient list in their products to a minimum. If you’re looking for easy boxed mixes for baking–without all of the unnecessary junk– Simple Mills is where it’s at. As much as I tend to bake from scratch, I can 100% appreciate boxed mixes because HELLO TIME SAVER. I like to get down with a good short cut and I am sure you do too. Not to mention Simple Mills products are all grain-free and naturally gluten-free. And for anyone that has tested and played around with grain-free baking you know what a challenge that can be. So I am ALL about these Simple Mills baking mixes because it saves so much time if you have trouble finding various grain-free ingredients to create one recipe.
Anyways, you get the point. SIMPLE MILLS = AWESOME.
Side note: the founder, Katlin Smith, is a true lady boss and badass entrepreneur. You should definitely check out her story.
Now this Grain-free Rustic Cherry Galette
what you need
grass-fed butter or coconut oil
apple cider vinegar
Trust me, a galette is much easier than it looks. And like I said earlier, basically lazy pie but better!
To create the galette dough you combine the Artisan Bread Mix with frozen grass-fed butter (or coconut oil) water, apple cider vinegar and an egg. You roll that out into a flat circle and add your cherry mixture to the middle.
Gently fold up the sides as shown.
Bake and eat!
Well, let it cool first. But then serve it up with your favorite ice cream. Ice cream and galette desserts are 100% made for each other. In my eyes, the ice cream is a must here. Unless you don’t like desserts à la mode… and if that’s the case who are you?
for the galette
- 1 box Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix
- 4 TBS frozen grass-fed butter or frozen coconut oil
- 1 large egg
- 2 TBS ice cold water
- 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
for the filling
- 2 cups cherries, pitted (I recommend fresh here)
- 3 TBS coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 TBS tapioca flour/starch (cornstarch may be subbed)
- 1 TBS sliced almonds, optional
To freeze coconut oil, scoop out 1/4 cup coconut oil and place in plastic wrap lined bowl. Transfer bowl to freezer for one hour.
To freezer butter simple place 4 TBS butter in bowl. Transfer bowl to freezer for at least 30 minutes. Cut into cubes after frozen.
1. In large bowl or bowl of food processor combine the Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix with the frozen oil or butter. If using food processor pulse a few times until frozen oil or butter is broken down, but keep some chunks. If using large bowl, I grate the coconut oil into the bowl, or cut into chunks, then use a pastry blender to cut in.
2. In a small bowl combine egg with 2 TBS ice cold water and apple cider vinegar using whisk or fork. Add this mixture into bowl with bread mix, combining with fork or spoon until dough starts to form. If mixture feels a little dry, add 1/2 - 1 TBS water and mix in. Dough should not be too wet, but it should hold together. Use your hands to mix in at the end if not using food processor.
3. Shape dough into ball and place in bowl. Transfer to refrigerator for 45 minutes.
4. Once dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375F.
5. While the oven is preheating, start the filling: combine cherries with coconut sugar and tapioca starch. Gently mix until everything is dissolved. Set aside.
6. On parchment paper, roll out dough into about 10" circle, about 1/4". You may want to use some tapioca or almond flour to help keep dough from sticking. If edges look a little rough, just gently shape with palm of hand. Make sure dough is thick enough to fold over.
7. Place the cherry filling in the center of the galette dough, leaving about 1.5-2" of space on the outside, enough to fold over.
8. Start folding over the crust towards the center, using parchment paper to gently lift and press down, creating folds. If dough starts to break, simply press back together. It's a rustic galette 🙂 Top with sliced almonds if you wish.
9. Carefully transfer the parchment paper with the galette onto a flat baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until edges are lightly golden.
10. Allow galette to cool on pan for 10-15 minutes before serving with your favorite toppings such as ice cream, coconut cream, etc. Enjoy!
Store leftover covered galette in fridge for 3-5 days
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