Sunday, 18 March 2012

Recipe: An Autumn Treat - Apple Galettes

The weather is cooling in Sydney now (not that we had much of a summer!) and the early signs are here with the end of the summer fruit. But that being said the new season apples are here, and what a versatile fruit it is!

It is also a great opportunity to try out this simple recipe. It was my first opportunity to try making marzipan which thanks to the encouragement of lovely people on twitter I overcame my trepidation and found myself fairly impressed with the effort (first sign – happily nibbling on the raw product!).

So if you are heading to the Saturday markets and bring home a lovely brioche loaf give this recipe a go. I used the Good Food BBC recipe for the marzipan and as you will see from the images I used a whole almond meal (skin on) this gave a lovely nutty texture that complemented the orange rind. Now please excuse my first amateur attempts at this recipe which I am sharing unedited. I will let the food stylers and photographers among you achieve the perfection I lack!


1 brioche loaf
30 g unsalted butter
100g marzipan
3 apples, quartered, cored & sliced
½ cup apricot jam, warmed
1 cup flaked almonds

Preheat oven to 200⁰C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Cut six 5cm-thick slices from brioche. Using  10-12cm cutter, cut a round from each slice. Put on prepared tray, brush each with butter and spread with 1-2 tbsp marzipan.

Arrange the apple slices on each round. Brush with jam and top with almonds. I used marmalade to go along with the orange scented marzipan. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with crème fraiche or cool to have with a lovely cup of tea!

*This recipe first appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, August 2011

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