Vanilla and Hazelnut Strawberry Galette

This irresistible decadent vanilla and hazelnut strawberry galette is the perfect treat for your next brunch or morning tea!

Recipe from Women’s Weekly and remade by GH Nutrition
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients
sheets shortcrust pastry, thawed
3/4 cup firm fresh ricotta
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1egg, beaten lightly
500g strawberries
1/4 cup ground hazelnuts
1 tsp cornflour 
2 tsp finely grated orange rind
1 tbsp icing sugar
Plain Greek yoghurt, to serve

To make
Grease and line a large oven tray. Place tray in oven. Preheat oven with tray to 200°C.
Cut a pastry sheet in half. Place pastry halves along the top and side of the second pastry sheet on a piece of baking paper; press joins to form one large sheet of pastry. Roll out pastry slightly into a 30cm square. Using a plate or bowl as a guide, mark, don’t cut, a 26cm round in the centre of the pastry. Trim corners of pastry slightly.
Combine ricotta, 1 tbsp of caster sugar and vanilla in a small bowl; spread inside marked circle. Brush pastry border with beaten egg; roll pastry border up towards filling. Bake for 25 minutes, covering with greased foil if it starts to over brown.
Meanwhile, thinly slice strawberries. Place remaining caster sugar, hazelnuts, cornflour and rind in a bowl; stir to combine. Just before removing tart from oven, add strawberry slices to hazelnut mixture; toss gently to combine.
Working quickly, remove tart from oven; sprinkle strawberry mixture evenly over ricotta layer; bake tart for a further 5 minutes or until pastry is golden and strawberries are warmed through.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.