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Apple Galette

The Dough for the Crust
Ingredients:
1)   1 cup Spelt Flour (If freshly milled, sieve out some of the bran)
2)   ¼ cup Yellow Cornmeal
3)   1 tsp. Sugar
4)   ½ tsp. Salt
5)   7 tbs. cold unsalted Butter - cut into pieces
6)   2 tbs. Yogurt or Sour Cream
7)   1 tbs. Ice Water

Preparation:
To make the dough by hand
1)   Put flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt in a large bowl and mix with a
       fork. Drop butter pieces into the bowl and toss to coat them with
       flour. Use a pastry blender or two knives to work the butter into
       the flour until your mix has the consistency of very small peas.
2)   Mix yogurt with ice water and add to the flour-butter mixture.
       Stir with a fork until evenly distributed. The dough should be
       moist enough to stick together when pressed. Form it into a disk,
       wrap in plastic and refrigerate for several hours.

To make the dough in the food processor
1)   Put flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt into the work bowl of a food
       processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse to combine. Drop
       butter pieces into the bowl and pulse 10 to 12 times. Lift the lid
       and distribute yogurt-water mix evenly over flour.  Pulse 4 to 5
       times. Remove dough from processor and press into disk. Wrap in
       plastic and chill for several hours.

The Topping
Ingredients:
1)   3  Apples (Goldrush, York or Nittany work very well) - coarsely
       chopped
2)   ½ Lemon - juiced
3)   Cinnamon, Sugar, and 1/2 cup Raisins - optional

Preparation:
Combine apples with lemon juice as well as raisins, cinnamon and sugar.

Final Assembly
Ingredients:
1)   The Dough
2)   The Topping
3)   2 tbs. Butter - melted
4)   2 tbs. Maple Syrup
5)   ½ cup Walnuts - chopped coarsely

Preparation:
1)   Position rack in lower third of oven and preheat the oven to
       400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2)   Put the dough on lightly floured surface and roll into a 12-inch
       circle. Roll the dough around your rolling pin and transfer it to
       the prepared baking sheet.
3)   Mound the topping in the middle of rolled out dough leaving a
       2- to 3-inch border. Fold the uncovered border of dough up over
       the filling, allowing the dough to pleat as you lift it up and work
       your way around the galette.
4)   Melt the butter in a small saucepan and brush the edge of the crust
       lightly.
5)   Bake the galette for 30 minutes. While the galette is baking, add
       maple syrup to the remaining butter and cook for a minute or two
       or until it thickens slightly. Add chopped walnuts and stir to
       combine.
6)   Remove galette from oven, spread nut mixture in the center and
       return to oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until pastry is
       crisp. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and let the galette
       rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Slip a spatula under the galette and
       transfer it to a serving platter. Serve warm or at room temperature
       with lightly whipped cream if you like.


Apple Pancakes

Ingredients:
1)   3 cups Spelt, or Whole Wheat Flour
2)   1 tsp. Salt
3)   3 Eggs - separated
4)   1 cup Milk - approximately
5)   1 Apple - grated

Preparation:
1)   Start with beating the egg whites in a medium size bowl. Put aside.
2)   In a slightly larger mixing bowl,  combine spelt or whole wheat
       flour with salt, egg yolks and milk.  Mix mix using a hand mixer
       or wire whisk. Add grated apple and stir to combine. Gently fold
       in egg whites until just combined (egg whites provide the lift for
       your batter and should be disturbed as little as possible).
3)   Heat non-stick frying pan and melt a little butter or oil to prevent
       pancakes from sticking. Use a ladle so you can control the amount
       of batter used for each pancake. Cook them slowly and cover with
       a lid so they can rise. Check after a few minutes and turn over as
       soon as they have turned a golden brown.
4)   Serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar.



Some Challah Bread
prepared by Andrea Milstein



Good Eating!!!