Zucchini and Ricotta Gallete
A gallete is a rustic free form tart made with a pastry crust or bread dough. The term free form means that you don't need any pie tin or pan for baking this tart. The gallete crust sheet is simply placed on a baking tray with a moist filling on top and the edges are folded up and around the filling.
Galletes can be either sweet or savoury, the filling options for both varients are endless. I am making this savoury zucchini gallete recipe as a segue to end of summer recipes. This rustic and stylish zucchini and ricotta gallete can be served as an appetiser, entree or side dish. I bet you haven't tried my Zucchini Chips recipe yet. So check it out before you move on.
For the filling I am making use of zucchinis and ricotta cheeese along with mixed dried herbs for an extra spark of flavour to the savoury gallete recipe. The filling is up to your choice you can use any preferred vegetable instead of zucchini. Vegetable pies and tarts are always healthy but you can make them even healthier by using whole wheat pastry crust. The pastry sheet is everything but flaky so incase you fancy a flakier pastry I suggest repalcing the olive oil with cold butter.
You an even use 50 % white flour and 50% whole wheat if you don't like 100% whole wheat flour.
I hope you will make this recipe someday but first you must learn how to make this delicious ricotta and zucchini gallete. So follow the step by step photo guide given below and making zucchini and ricotta gallete will be easy peasy from today.
|whole wheat flour||2 cups|
|olive oil||6 tbsps|
|iced cold water||4 tbsps|
|Ingredients For The Filling||Quantity|
|zucchini||2 medium cut into circles|
|parmesan cheese (grated)||8 tbsps|
|mixed dried herbs||1 tsp|
|freshly ground black peeper||to taste|
|egg wash||1 egg mixed with 1 tsp of milk|
Mix together the olive oil and the cold water.
Add the salt and the whole wheat flour. Knead until a soft dough is formed. Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
Separately mix the ricotta along with the parmesan and herbs.
Season with salt and black pepper. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
Cut the washed and dried zucchini into thin circles.
Take out the whole wheat pastry dough from the fridge and roll out onto a floured surface into a medium thick circle of 9 inches. Once rolled transfer the pastry circle on to a baking tray lined with a parchment paper.
Complete the pleating and fold and then drizzle with chilli oil or olive oil along with some salt and pepper.
Do make this recipe for zucchini and ricotta gallete and let me know if you like it.