The food of love – cherry bakewell galette recipe

Learn how to make a delicious cherry Bakewell galette for your Valentine - only on Silver
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It might not be cherry season just yet, but you can turn sticky sweet black cherries into a luscious dessert right now

If you’re thinking of eating in rather than out on Valentine’s Day, this cherry bakewell galette recipe is a lush winner for pud. Add lashings of cream and lotsa love.


Prep:  minutes
Cook: 20-25 minutes
Serves 6

For the pastry:

125g plain flour
100g butter, cubed
25g light brown soft sugar
1 medium egg yolk

For the frangipane filling:

50g butter, softened
50g golden caster sugar plus 25g
2 medium eggs
½ tsp almond essence
75g ground almonds
25g plain flour
400g can Cooks&Co Pitted Black Cherries in Light Syrup
2 tsp demerara sugar 

Cherry Bakewell galette recipe - perfect for a Valentine treat - on Silver


Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.

For the pastry, place the flour, butter and sugar in a food processor and pulse until it resembles breadcrumbs.  Add the egg yolk and 1-2 tbsp water until a soft dough is formed.  Wrap in clingfilm and chill.

Meanwhile, make the filling. Whisk together the butter and 50g sugar until pale and fluffy. Add 1 egg and the almond essence and whisk until combined.  Stir in the almonds and flour.

Drain the cherries, reserving the juice. Beat the remaining egg.

Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 30cm circle. Spread with the frangipane leaving a 3cm border, top with the drained cherries. Fold the pastry edges over the filling, brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with the demerara.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.

Meanwhile, place the cherry juice in a small saucepan with remaining sugar and boil until reduced and syrupy, about 50ml.  Brush this syrup over the cherries just before serving.

Cooks tip

Great served warm with ice cream as a dessert, or cold with afternoon tea.

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