Woo! I always get excited when I manage to bake something (not my strong suit). This was born out of always being intrigued by galettes, and having a bunch of apples that were about to go bad sitting around. This Bittman-based dough recipe is super easy (and uses the food processor which is nice) and I kept it simple with the filling – just sliced apples with a sprinkle of sugar.
1.25 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt (or so)
2 tbsp sugar, plus a little extra
9 tbsp butter (1 tbsp set aside), cut into small pieces
1 egg yolk
4-5 small apples, cored and sliced (I recommend peeling as well, which I did not)
at least 3 tbsp ice water
Combine flour, sugar and salt in food processor – pulse for about 10 seconds. Add butter and pulse until combined (another 5 seconds or so). Add egg yolk and give it another pulse or two.
In a bowl, add water to flour mixture and begin working into a ball of dough. If it isn’t coming together, add a little more water. When you’ve got a bowl of dough, wrap it in plastic and freeze for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425. Roll out dough in a circular (ish) shape on a floured surface. Begin to pile apples in the middle, leaving at least a 1.5 inch border around apple pile. Fold up dough butter around apples and pinch.
Melt remaining tbsp butter. Brush on top of apples and exposed dough. Sprinkle apple heap with a little bit of sugar.
Bake until dough is golden and apples are bubbly (took mine about 35 minutes).