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Mushroom Galette Recipe

4.13 from 8 votes
While typically galettes are sweet, filled with fruit and pie-like fillings, I took the idea of a galette and turned it on its head with my Mushroom Galette recipe.
Do you like mushrooms? This galette recipe is for you!

Hi Bold Bakers!

My recipe for this Mushroom Galette is one of my most favorite savory creations to date. While typically a  galette is sweet, filled with fruit and pie-like fillings, I took the idea of a galette recipe and turned it on its head. Instead, I filled it with super rich and satisfying savory ingredients like thick ricotta cheese, creme fraiche, sauteed mushrooms, aromatic thyme, and garlic.

The mushroom and cheese filling is encased in my super simple rough puff pastry and baked to golden brown perfection. This recipe is super sophisticated yet easy to make.

What is rough puff pastry?

Puff pastry can be difficult to make, which is why most people resort to using the store bought stuff. While there’s nothing wrong with taking some help from the store, this mushroom galette recipe starts with my homemade rough puff pastry.

[ Get my homemade rough puff pastry recipe here! ]

Made by grating frozen butter into flour then adding ice cold water, this pastry is delicate and filled with lots of little pockets of butter. This is what creates a flaky light crust, signature rough puff pastry. The beauty of this recipe is how quick it comes together and all by hand.

After it sets up in the fridge, I roll it out to shape the base for my lovely mushroom and cheese mixture.

How do you sauté mushrooms?

I know this might seem like a question that doesn’t need answering, but properly sautéing the mushrooms for the filling of the galette recipe is a super important step in creating the flavor of this recipe.

After thinly slicing the mushrooms, the secret to sautéing them is high heat and to not crowd the pan. This means sautéing the mushrooms in batches. Try 3-4 batches, flavoring along the way with salt, pepper, thyme and fresh minced garlic. The result is an almost caramelized mushroom mixture.

This is well worth the extra step, because if you try to sauté all the mushrooms at once they release a lot of water and steam and stew as opposed to sautéing.

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Is making a galette recipe easier than a pie?

Since my mushroom galette recipe utilizes a free form crust, it is easier than making and shaping a traditional pie.

After adding the ricotta cheese mixture to the mushrooms then rolling out the crust all you do is spoon over the filling and fold up the edges of the crust. The look of the finished baked galette is rustic and gorgeous. The flavor is so rich, your friends and family will go crazy for it!

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What can I fill a galette with?

The truth is you can fill a galette with whatever blend of veggies or fruits you like. I think this mushroom variation might be nice with bacon or sausage. Or, to keep it vegetarian, experiment with adding more veggies like asparagus and sautéed peppers.

Once you master the method, get creative and enjoy!

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Mushroom Galette Recipe

4.13 from 8 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10

Ingredients

Rough Puff Pastry

  • 14 tablespoons (7oz/198g) butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) water, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 1/3 cups (11 ½ oz/ 325g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 4 cups (20oz/568g) mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) creme fraiche
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) butter
  • 1 egg, beaten with water for egg wash

Instructions

Rough Puff Pastry:

  • Place your butter in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours but preferably overnight.
  • In a jug mix together your water and lemon juice and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour and salt. Now I’m going to sound like a home economics book but you need everything to be cold to yield a great pastry so feel free to put the bowl of flour in the fridge to chill.
  • On the larger side of a grater, grate the frozen butter directly into the flour mix. Stir the butter into the flour in with a knife. Frozen butter is my secret ingredient, the colder the butter the flakier the pastry. (Remember, this is a shortcut Rough Puff pastry, so we aren’t folding and doing that whole process. I’m all for process but if you get a great result with less work then I’m all for that.)
  • Add in the liquid, holding a little back just in case you don’t need it all. Using your hand bring your pastry together gently. You want to add just enough water to bring the pastry together. Too much water will not yield you a flaky dough.
  • Bring the dough together to form a ball. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour. You can refrigerate it for up to 3 days or freeze to use at a later day.
  • Note: Once you put the pastry in the fridge and it relaxes it will get a little wetter so factor that in.

Mushroom Thyme Filling:

  • While your rough puff pastry is chilling prepare your filling: Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add in 2 tablespoons of butter and a handful of mushrooms, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Leave the mushrooms undisturbed for 3-4 minutes.
  • Next, add to the pan 1/4 of the minced garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix throughout and allow the mushrooms to continue cooking until fully cooked and caramelized, about another 4 minutes. Repeat this process until all of the mushrooms have been sauteed. Set cooked mushrooms aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine the ricotta cheese, egg and creme fraiche. Lastly, fold in the cooked mushrooms. Set aside.

To assemble the galette:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) then line a baking tray with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface roll the pastry out to a 12-inch circle then fill the center of galette with the mushroom and cheese mixture, leaving a 1 1/2 inch border around the edges of the circle. 
  • Gently bring the outer edges of the pastry up over the filling. Carefully transfer the galette to the lined baking tray then brush the crust of the galette with egg wash.
  • Bake the galette for 35-40 minutes or until the crust is a beautiful golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing before serving. 
  • Cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Galette Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Belle
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Belle
4 months ago

Hey Gemma, I currently have this recipe in the oven right now; I’ll share a photo of it when its finished. Didn’t have thyme so subbed out some other herbs that we like in the family. Didn’t have a thing to mince the garlic so used dried garlic instead. Smells amazing already. Hoping I did the puff pastry right and I didn’t over work it or add to much water – I added like a splash extra water because I wasn’t coming away with a clean bowl. Just wanted to leave this and say thank you. My family has been… Read more »

Geraldine
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10 months ago

Dear Gema, Quite by chance your site popped up when I was looking for something. I shall immediately suscribe to your news letter. Love the questions and your comments, you are so kind and helpful to all the people writing in. Loved the one about the WINE. Spot on, Never, EVER cook with a wine you would not drink or serve to guests. I have been cooking for sixty years….had several food business entities around the world, AND one big dream is to see your old cooking School in Ireland. What a place! So you and I have changed places,… Read more »

Valerie Sultan
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Valerie Sultan
11 months ago

Love this recipe,for the rough puff pastry can I just do the folding and turn it into puff pastry right ? It’s because I have one that it was left and know I want to do croissants

Valeriesultan
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Valeriesultan
1 year ago

Can I make the whole thing ( whole recipe) together and freeze it, just that I’m having 25 people over Jaja all family and trying to get ahead with a few things

Valerie Sultan
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Valerie Sultan
1 year ago

Can I make my galette ahead or the dough ahead

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cashmoo
1 year ago

Gemma. Talk about being thrilled making this. I was so excited. The crust came out perfect. So flakey and buttery!! I had the substitute ingredients on hand of cream cheese and sour cream so I used those. Yum. I will use other ones next time. I fried up the mushrooms like u said and they came out great. The fresh thyme was a wonderful flavor. It came out perfect. My family said it looks amazing and then they said it tastes amazing. Omg. It was so so good!! I have always loved cooking and baking. Thanks to you and your… Read more »

Member
1 year ago

Cheers Gemma, I just discovered this recipe for Mushroom Galette. You have struck a week point for me, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE MUSHROOMS! Cooked or raw, it doesn’t matter to me. Just pile them high high on the plate and don’t worry if they fall off, I will get to them. I have everything in my icebox that I need to make this beautiful dinner and to hell with the planned Fish Tacos, they’ll keep or the kids and my Grans can eaten up! For me, it’s Mushroom Galette. I am not much of a drinker at all , the… Read more »

Mila
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Mila
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
This looks delish i love mushrooms but no ricotta cheese or creme fraiche here.
Any suggestions for substitutes ?
Thanks 🙂

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