Sunday, 27 March 2011

Apple, plum and blackberry galette.

Today is sunday, and sundays should still be special even for a vegan.
We may not have a gut busting roast chicken or hairy beast to carve (who would want to eat that anyway!)  but we can still have a decent roast with maybe a chestnut pie, a classic nut roast, or for a lazier day, some good quality 'fake' sausages. (Redwood are my favourite) I will always remember the day when plating up a roast with veggie haggis and sausages, my boyfriend happily exclaimed, 'Wow this is the first roast of our relationship, and it has two kinds of fake meat'!
However you like your roast, it is great to finish it with a nice desert which will either make you sooo sleepy you drift off infront of a nice sunday afternoon film, or give you that extra energy (and incentive) to go on a nice long walk.

This is what I came up with this afternoon... an apple, plum and blackberry galette. Yummm!



2 medium sized apples sliced. (I used gala apples.)
2  medium plums sliced
1 cup of blackberries
1 tbsp of demerara sugar
Splash of good vanilla extract
1 tbsp water


3 cups of white plain flour
1 1/2 cups of vegan margarine
1/2 cup of raw cane sugar
splash of soya milk

In a frying pan add the sliced apples plums, and blackberries. The fruit should be sliced quite thick so that they hold their shape and don't turn into a puree. Add the sugar, vanilla and water. The water is just to get the fruit sweating, they will throw off alot of their own liquid so don't worry that they will stick. Cook until soft and bubbling. While this is happening make your pastry.
In a bowl place the flour and margarine, work with your fingers and thumbs to make a sandy consistancy. Add the sugar and stir. Then little by little add splashes of soya milk until it comes together as a dough. Transfer the dough onto some non-stick baking parchment and roll out into a large disk. Place the fruit mixture into the middle of the disk and pull the edges up to create a volcano looking galette! Glaze with a little extre soya milk and the place in an oven at 180c for 20 to 30 minutes.

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