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Blueberry Galette with Hazelnut
Yield: 8 wedges
*Please note: it is best to use organic ingredients whenever possible.
3 tablespoons water
1/8 cup arrowroot starch
1/4 cup maple syrup
4 cups wild blueberries, preferably fresh
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk arrowroot starch and water together until dissolved. In a medium saucepan, combine dissolved arrowroot, maple syrup and 3 cups of the blueberries. Over medium-low heat, gently simmer uncovered until mixture begins to thicken, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and remaining 1 cup of blueberries. Set aside while preparing galette dough.
1 1/2 cups whole grain spelt flour
1/4 cup mesquite flour
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/8 cup plus 1 tablespoon evaporated cane juice crystals
3/4 cup coconut oil, chopped into small pieces
1/3 cup ice water
1 egg yolk, beaten (omit for vegan adaptation)
Combine both flours, salt, nutmeg, and evaporated cane juice in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in the coconut oil by hand with a pastry blender until mixture resembles the consistency of large bread-crumbs. By the tablespoon, sprinkle the ice water over the top and mix with the flour mixture until dough comes together into a ball. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Sandwiched between two sheets of parchment paper, roll out the dough into a rough 14-inch round. Peel off top sheet of parchment paper and transfer dough with bottom paper onto a baking sheet. Add blueberry filling, leaving a border of dough 3 inches around. Fold border over filling, leaving the center open. Brush galette dough with egg yolk and sprinkle with 1/8 cup evaporated cane juice crystals. Bake for 15-20 minutes until crust is golden. Remove from oven and slice into eight wedges. Sprinkle each wedge with 2 tablespoons of chopped hazelnuts. Serve warm.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. “ ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy