Galette Bretonne (Thick Butter Cookies). Galettes Bretonnes are French butter cookies from Brittany (located North West of France). They are made with only a few ingredients; sugar, egg, salted butter and flour. They are flat and always decorated with a crisscross.
Mix together the sugar, salt (if applicable) and butter. Add the flour mixture and rub well into the butter-sugar mixture with your fingers. Rich and subtly sweet, the cookies are heavenly crumbled over ice cream or nibbled alongside an afternoon cup of tea. You can have Galette Bretonne (Thick Butter Cookies) using 12 ingredients and 15 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Galette Bretonne (Thick Butter Cookies)
- It’s 120 g of (4.2 oz, 1/2 us cup + 2/3 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature.
- It’s 55 g of (1.9 oz, 1/4 us cup + 1/2 Tbsp) granulated sugar.
- You need 2.5 g (1/2 tsp) of salt.
- Prepare 1 of egg yolk.
- Prepare 65 g of (2.3 oz, 11 Tbsp) almond flour.
- It’s 1/2 Tbsp of rum, optional.
- It’s 5-6 drops of vanilla oil, optional.
- It’s 120 g of (4.2 oz, 1 us cup) cake flour.
- It’s 1 g (1/4 tsp) of baking powder.
- Prepare of For Brushing.
- It’s 1 of egg yolk.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of water.
Galettes bretonnes are found throughout Brittany, but they first gained. They taste more buttery and have a totally different texture than the "Danish Butter Cookies" you find in tins around Christmas-time. They will not wow you with big chocolate chunks, or caramel, or peanut butter. If you have ever had very good shortbread cookies, that is what they are like, except without the sandy texture.
Galette Bretonne (Thick Butter Cookies) instructions
- Recipe video (my You Tube channel)→https://youtu.be/U-sa6FjKEkA.
- Sift cake flour and baking powder together; set aside. Cream unsalted butter until smooth. Add granulated sugar in 2 parts. Mix well each time..
- Add salt, and mix well. After adding the salt, mix well with a spatula for 3-4 mins. Please mix while rubbing and stretching..
- Add egg yolk, and mix well until combined..
- Sift almond flour over the batter, and mix well until smooth..
- Add rum and vanilla oil, and mix well until smooth. Please mix gently at the beginning so that the rum doesn't splash..
- Add dry ingredients. Mix it while cutting it, scooping sometimes. Mix it until the large lumps form like this (3rd Photo)..
- Place the dough on plastic wrap and press lightly to flatten while gather the lumps..
- Fold in half and press it. Repeat folding and pressing 5-6 times until smooth..
- Shape it square and wrap it with plastic wrap. Let it sit in a fridge for 3 hours (If possible, overnight)..
- Take the dough out of the fridge, roll it out into 1.2cm (0.47'') thick while coating it lightly with bread flour. If your dough is hard, please leave it for about 15 mins at room temperature to soften a little. Cut it with a 6 cm (2.4'') mousse ring. Re-roll the dough scraps and cut again. (If it gets too soft, please cool it once.).
- 【For Brushing】 Mix egg yolk and 1/2 tsp water, and strain to smooth..
- Brush the top with the egg wash, with a little space on the edge. Let it sit in a fridge for 30 mins to dry the egg wash. Preheat an oven to 190℃ / 374°F. Grease inside of mousse rings with butter..
- Using a fork, create a crosshatch pattern over the dough circles. Transfer the circles onto a parchment paper-lined baking tray. Fit mousse rings into circles. Remove the outside extra dough. (I have only 5 rings, so I baked them in 2 parts.).
- Bake it at 170℃ / 338 F for25-30 mins until golden brown. Remove the rings gently while cookies hot. Let it cool thoroughly on a rack. DONE!!.
Breton Salted Butter Sablés Audrey If there's one cookie that defined my childhood, it is undoubtedly this one: the Breton Salted Butter Sablé, also known in French as the Galette Bretonne. It is a crisp, "sandy" cookie made with the simplest of ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs and a lot of butter enriched with sea salt flakes. And arrange the disks into the cupcake molds. The filling for a paper-thin Breton galette is always simple. The most popular, called a complet, includes ham and egg and often a spoonful of fresh cheese.