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Galette Charentaise

Galette Charentaise

This is a traditional cake from France's Charente region.

The recipe is straightforward and the cake is slightly dense in texture, but quite delicious.

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Last modified on: August 26th 2018

For 1 cake, you will need:

Change for: 1 cake 2 cakes 3 cakes

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
25 min.2 hours20 min.2 hours 45 min.
Preservation: A few days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

1 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #1Take 100 g butter out of the fridge, cut into small pieces and leave to soften at room temperature for an hour or two. 2 hours
2 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #2Weigh out and mix together 125 g flour and 125 g Fine cornmeal. 4 min.
3 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #3Put into a food-mixer bowl: 2 eggs, 125 g caster sugar, 1 pinch salt and the contents scraped from 1 vanilla pod. 3 min.
4 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #4Beat until the mixture becomes pale. 5 min.
5 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #5Sieve the mixed flours into the bowl... 2 min.
6 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #6And fold in gently.

The best way to do this is to tip the bowl at angle, and lift and turn the mixture with a soft spatula.
4 min.
7 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #7Incorporate the softened butter in the same way.

The cake batter is ready.

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
4 min.
8 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #8Spread the mixture evenly in a round non-stick tin or mould. 2 min.
9 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #9Sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. 1 min.
10 Galette Charentaise : Photo of step #10Bake for about 20 minutes.

Be careful not to overcook this cake, or it will be too dry.
20 min.

Remarks

You will notice that the cake hardly browns naturally. If you prefer your cake with a little more colour, glaze the top with beaten egg-yolk before sprinkling with the granulated sugar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
238839 gr325 gr103 gr
119 %15 %31 %16 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3896 gr53 gr17 gr
19 %2 %5 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 cake : 4.16 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A glass of Pineau des Charentes, of course!
Source: Home made.
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