Apple, chocolate & nutty galettes. Just the apples, chocolate, puff pastry and your magic does it all!!!

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While I was waiting in queue of a cash counter in a hyper market, which I hate to do in the peak hours of evening during Ramadan, my eyes caught the cook books on display nearby. I randomly picked up one and browsed through the same. While going through the pages, this recipe caught my attention. By this time it was my turn at the cash counter. I kept the book aside and continued with my payment. But, in my mind that particular recipe was hovering all over. I remembered it because it was just a three basic ingredient recipe.

_DSC0133Once I reached home, I immediately took out puff pastry squares from the freezer to let it thaw. It was so simple that I made for dessert after dinner. To my surprise it came out so so damn good and that made me regret why didn’t I make few more! The crisp puff pastry with melting chocolate over apple slices and the nutty bites, oh! it was heavenly.

This recipe is so perfect for occassions or situations when you have limited time and would also give a fancy touch to your tea – coffee party or any get together. I involved my kids too and they were really excited to arrange the pastry sheets on the baking tray, while another one decorated with crushed chocolates and nuts and topped with apple slices. My little Annie was too generous to sprinkle sugar over the galettes saying it to be her piksy dust, throwing some magic over it. Believe me the result was truly amazing and magical  🙂

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* A galette is a flattish kind of french cake, usually made from flaky pastry. So easy, we have arranged some chocolate, nuts and fruit over the pasrty, that’s all we have done.

INGREDIENTS

  • 100g milk?dark chocolate( shaved or crushed)
  • 1/4 cup ground nuts( I have used almonds and pistachios)
  • 4 puff pastry squares thawed or 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry, thawed and cut into quaters.
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 medium apple ( or any fruit of your choice, but apple and pear goes best)
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar

DIRECTION

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree. Line a backing tray with a backing parchment.
  2. In a bowl combine the chocolate and nuts
  3. Place the pastry sheet on oven tray, prick with a fork and brush them with milk. Now divide and spread the choco-nut mixture over the pastry squares, leaving 2cm border.
  4. Peel, core the apple and cut it into thin slices. Spread the apple slices over the pastry sheet and sprinkle it with sugar and some more nuts. Bake them for 15 minutes or until they are puffed and light golden brown.

Treat  and impress your family and friends with this smart-looking french cake and your desired beverage

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