Jammer Galette

What is jammer galette? Not until I’ve read Dorie’s instructions in Baking with Chef Moi several times and made them this weekend that I finally got it. It is a hybrid between a big cookie and a tart with jam filling, spread between a bottom sable crust and a top streusel. Topped with some ice cream, you have a dessert complete with fruits, cream and crunch.

I made individual-sized jammer galettes with jam filling of all sorts, using a mini tart pan. I used pepper jelly, mango marmalade and fig jam. I can’t quite identify which is which other than the color from the lightest orange of mango to the deepest red of fig. Texture-wise, mango marmalade is smooth. Pepper has red pepper fragments throughout. The fig jam has seeds in it. It was an unexpected fun game trying to guess which jammer galette you’ve picked.

When I ran out of the streusel, I used the remaining crust dough. Cut out in the same size as the bottom crust and then place it over the jam filling to top out the galette. These galettes, as shown in the photo on the right, turned out very much like the Dutch cookies I made recently. A different and cleaner look. A rich buttery taste but less crunchy, than those topped with streusel.

For cookies lovers, these jammer galettes are real treats. For my husband, his favorites were the red pepper galettes. The mild hint of heat won him over. I like all of them. Next time, I’ll reduce the amount of sugar to make them less sweet for my taste.

There are other jammer galettes posted by bakers at Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) this week, please see the blogroll for their take on this recipe.

Mango, fig and pepper jam are used as fillings


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    April 12, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I love that you made minis in different flavours, both sweet and savoury. They look terrific.

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    April 12, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I made individual ones as well! They are sooo pretty and tasted great!

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    Mardi Michels
    April 12, 2016 at 9:43 am

    For once I didn't make minis but I was thinking I need to SOON as I was making the big one! SO good!!

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    April 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Oh these look delicious! Now I am looking forward to doing this one!

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    April 12, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Oh these look delicious! Now I am looking forward to doing this one!

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    April 12, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    The large galette, looking more like a tart, makes a bigger statement and impression.

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    April 12, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Oh, I love that you made mini ones!! I agree, these were a little too sweet…but still good. 🙂

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    April 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I wouldn't be able to choose from among those fillings since they all sound so good. It was a great idea to use the rest of the pastry as a topping.

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    Peggy the Baker
    April 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I like the mini galettes. isn't this recipe delicious?

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    April 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    What a fun I dea to make smaller ones, you can tri different Flavors that way, they all look delicious!

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    April 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I love this idea! It's a great way to fill up a party tray, too.

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