Courtney Roulston's strawberry galette with cream cheese pastry

For a crowd-pleasing dessert, try this strawberry galette with cream cheese pastry. It looks so impressive but is simple to make.

8

30m

Note: + cooling and 2 hours resting time

40m

Ingredients

Cream cheese pastry

  • 185g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 120g butter, chilled, cut into cubes
  • 90g cream cheese, chilled, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbs cream, chilled
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tbs demerara sugar
  • Yoghurt, double cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve

Almond base filling

  • 50g almond meal
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Strawberry filling

  • 500g strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 1 tbs orange zest
  • 1 tbs corn flour

Method

STEP 1 

Place the flour, baking powder, butter and salt in a food processor. Blitz for 30 secs or until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the cream cheese and pulse again to form crumbs. Add the cream and pulse until the dough comes together. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and shape into a disc. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hours to rest.

STEP 2 

To make the almond filling, combine the almond meal, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. 

STEP 3 

Preheat oven to 200˚C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Remove dough from the fridge and place on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to make a 40cm disc, about 3-4mm thick. Carefully transfer the pastry to the lined tray and sprinkle with the almond mixture, leaving a 5cm border around the outside. 

STEP 4 

To make the strawberry filling, combine the strawberry, sugar, orange zest and cornflour in a bowl. Arrange the strawberry mixture over the almond mixture. Carefully draw the pastry border up and over the strawberry filling, leaving the centre uncovered. Brush the pastry border with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 40 mins or until the pastry is golden. 

STEP 5 

Set the galette aside to cool slightly before serving with yoghurt, cream or ice cream.

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