Bacon, Date, And Goat Cheese Galette

February 13, 2012 § 11 Comments

Valentine’s Day is coming and, I’m not going to lie, I have a pretty hot date lined up. ;-)

A pretty hot, albeit a bit wrinkled, medjool date, that is!  He’s such a sweetie!

Alright, alright.  I know that was a little [okay, a lot] corny, but I just couldn’t resist.  I had to mention Valentine’s Day somewhere in this post!

Seriously, though, this galette is so good that you might actually want to date it.  Or at least serve it to your date on Valentine’s Day.  It’s life-changing!

Admittedly, I’m not usually one to toot my own horn, but toot toot!  This miiiiiight just be the best galette you’ll ever taste.  Even my 11-year old brother, Phil, gobbled it up and I thought for sure that the goat cheese would be a turn-off to him.  It’s the perfect combination of savory [bacon], tangy [goat cheese], and sweet [dates].

I don’t know how I come up with this stuff!

Want the recipe? :-D

Bacon, Date, And Goat Cheese Galette

 Galette crust adapted from Perry’s Plate

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 5 tablespoons butter, cold
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 egg, beaten and divided
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used half all-purpose and half oat flour.)

Filling

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature (I used light cream cheese.)
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 medium medjool dates with pit removed, roughly chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey, for garnish
  • fresh scallions, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Grate butter into a medium bowl with a coarse cheese grater.  Place grated butter in the freezer until ready to use.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the water, half of the beaten egg, and the sugar.  Add the flour to the bowl with the butter and, with your fingers, massage the butter into the flour until the butter is well combined.  Stir in egg mixture and knead until well combined. 
  4. Flour your prep surface and roll out the galette dough until it resembles a circle, approximately 12 inches in diameter.  Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese, goat cheese, 2 teaspoons of honey, and olive oil. Spread onto the circle of galette dough, leaving approximately 1-inch border around the edges.  Top with chopped dates and fold the excess dough over.  Brush dough with leftover beaten egg.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.  Add prepared bacon and chopped scallions.  Bake for 5-10 additional minutes.
  7. Drizzle galette with 1-2 tablespoons honey, season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Yield:  4-6 appetizer or snack-sized servings

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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