Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Galette

I've been on a fig recipe spree since I had a ton of figs to eat up. Galettes are some of my favorite dishes to eat and the combination of a flakey crust with the sweetness and savoriness of figs, goat cheese, and caramelized onions was a combo I couldn't resist. 
The hardest part about moving to a brand new place is starting over without friends, but meeting my co-interns has been great. We had a girl's night in at my finally decorated and furnished apartment, complete with painting nails, drinking wine, and gossip to pair with this galette.

I don't let people (except B, who doesn't count anymore) see my craziness when photographing my dishes - from standing on chairs, rotating tables, changing the plates ten times, and climbing window sills to get the shot.  B just waits hungrily as he indulges his "silly wife" in her food acrobatics.
The pastry crust is totally worth it, but can be tricky to roll evenly. Because of the pastry's stubbornness, the baking ran late, so my friends had already arrived. They watched me scramble to get my photographs in amusement (and decided to be friends with me anyway, especially after the first bite of fresh fig galette). So if you need to make friends, this recipe certainly works! Adapted from Vanilla and Bean and Gourmet

Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Galette


Ingredients
PASTRY:
8 tbs unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3-5 Tbs milk
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp oregano

FILLING:
1 Tbs olive oil
1 sweet onion, sliced thinly
1/4 tsp salt
4-5 small figs, sliced into discs or quarters
6 Tbs goat cheese, room temperature
1 egg + 1 tbs water, whisked (egg wash)
fresh thyme and oregeno

Directions
PASTRY:
Blend together flour, butter, milk, salt, and oregano in a bowl but cutting the butter with two knives (or using a pastry blender/food processor) until it resembles small crumbs coated in flour. Mash the larger butter pieces and stir with a fork so everything is evenly sized.

Squeeze a small handful; if it doesn't hold together, add a little more milk gradually until it does.  Do not overwork dough, or pastry will be tough.

Place dough on parchment paper. With heel of your hand, push in a forward motion to help distribute fat. Roll the dough together, and press into a 5-inch disk. Place dough (with parchment paper, so it doesn't stick) in a metal bowl, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at east an hour.

CARAMELIZE ONIONS:
In a nonstick pan, drizzle olive oil and add the onions. Caramelize the onions on low for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned,

GALETTE:
Preheat the oven to 400F (205C).

Remove pastry from fridge and roll your pastry on the parchment paper until thin, about 1/8 inch thick. Add milk if too dry, so it sticks together.

Spread goat cheese over the pastry, leaving 1 inch border. Place caramelized onions and figs over the goat cheese. Sprinkle oregano and thyme over the filling. Fold the edges over the filling, overlapping the pastry as needed, leaving the center open. Egg wash the tops of the pastry (for color when baking)

Bake on a parchment lined sheet pan at 400F for 30-35 minutes, or until the pastry is golden. Remove, and cut into quarters or serve whole. You can drizzle balsamic vinegar on top if desired. Enjoy!

31 comments:

  1. This looks super delicious! We'd love to have you share this over at this week's Dishing It and Digging It party! http://www.angiethefreckledrose.com/dishing-it-digging-it-109 Hope to see you there :)

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  2. Yum! I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Your pics are beautiful, B sounds very patient, your new friends sound like keepers and your recipe: Yummy! :)

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  4. Yum! That looks absolutely delicious! I grew up eating figs from my grandmother's fig tree in Mexico. Eating them in a galette is such a great way to use them.

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    1. Yes, if you have a tree they're very fruitful from what I hear! I have a baby fig tree but no figs yet! Hopefully I'll get some before I become a grandmother!

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  5. This looks incredible. Do you think this would work in a cast iron pan?

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    1. If you bake inside the oven a cast iron pan I'd imagine it would totally work. If you're using it on stovetop I don't think the top would cook as well though. Good luck!

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  6. This looks amazing! I love the combination of fig and goat cheese.

    Kimba | DenAndSky.com

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  7. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Loving the combination of fig and goat cheese. It looks delicious and your images are amazing! Maybe it's an idea to mention the total duration of the recipe? I always like to know how much time I'll be spending in the kitchen ;) Keep up the good work!

    X Gala
    www.mybikinimusthaves.com

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    1. That's a great idea to keep in mind. This recipe takes a little while with all the chilling of the dough and whatnot, but if you use premade pastry, the only major time is for caramelizing the onions and baking

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  8. This looks delicious! I bet the combination of flavors is amazing! And it's always nice getting together with the girlfriends, old and new!

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    1. Few things are more fun than a girls night in :) Thanks!

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  9. this has just enough sweet elements to lure me in! :)

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    1. The sweetness of the caramalized onions is clutch

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  10. The combination of flavors sounds so good! Perfect for a girls night! I'm pinning!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Enjoy your girls night :) It will be a tasty event

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  11. This looks delicious and easy! Even I could make it! I will be adding this to the must make list soon!

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    1. Hope you like enjoy it. You can buy pre-made pastry dough if you want it even easier and simpler

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  12. I love figs - this looks AMAZING! Such a beautiful dish to bring to a party too!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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    1. It's definitely impressive for people but the beauty of a galette is it's rustic imperfections so no need to obsess

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  13. That galette looks so delicious. I'm still trying to master crusts so I've been on a pie-tart-galette spree and I will definitely add this to my list! And we're the same. There is no way I'd let other people see how I take food photos. Only my spouse gets that silly privilege (most likely for blackmail later lol!!)

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    1. Haha my husband had seen and heard enough weird moments to blackmail me for for life ;) Crusts can be tricky but perfecting that art is so worth it (I'm still working on it myself!)

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  14. Ooh yummy!! Anything with goat cheese but this looks so delish!


    Jenna from www.visionsofvogue.com

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  15. Holy delicious batman! This looks amazing, can't wait to try it!

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  16. Oooh this looks good! I love figs - they remind me of the giant fig tree my parents had when I was a kid - and I just dried some oregano from my garden, so I'll have to try this out :)

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  17. This recipe looks exquisite! I'll have to beg my sister to make this :)

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  18. I've never heard of a galette before but it looks delicious. Can't wait to give this one a try 😊

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  19. What a delicious twist on some of my favourite flavour combinations. Sweet and savoury - love it!

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  20. Something I've never tried, but it sounds delicious. I will certainly give it a try!

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