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Party Food: Mini Galettes {Strawberry Brie & Bacon Goat Cheese}

The requirements for party food are pretty simple, but hard and fast.

  1. Yummy
  2. Must travel well
  3. Must have the ability to sit at room temperature for extended periods of time
  4. Bonus if it evokes this sentence from at least one other party goer: "Can I get that recipe from you?"
Mini galettes also have the added bonus of being adorable and fairly easy to make. If you want to make them with store bough crust, I may pound on you a little bit. The crust takes about 8 active minutes plus it’s really, really SO much better than store bought.
Feel free to make these your own and use what ever flavor combinations you love.
Miniature Galettes

CRUST

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 1/2 sticks of butter

1/3 cup ice cold water

FOR THE STRAWBERRY BRIE

4 oz brie, cut into slices

3/4 cups strawberries, chopped

1 tbs butter, melted

2 tbs sugar

FOR THE BACON GOAT CHEESE

6 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped

3 oz goat cheese, crummbled

1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped (don’t use frozen, too much water)

Makes 12 (6 of each)

In a food processor, combine 1 1/3 cup flour, salt, sugar and butter, process until well combined. Add the remaining flour and process again until combined. Transfer to a bowl and add the water with a wooden spoon (don’t add the water while the dough is in the food processor or your dough will be brittle and cracker-like). If the dough isn’t moist enough, you can add more water, a tsp at a time until the consistency is right. Form dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. You can make this up to 5 days ahead of time, just place the dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, in a large zip lock bag.

Place your chilled dough on a well floured surface. Top with more flour and roll until your dough is fairly thin and even. Cut out 12, 4 inch circles. I didn’t have a biscuit cutter that size so I used a margarita glass.

Place the dough circles on baking sheets that are either covered with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray.

Strawberry Brie:

A Trader Joe’s just opened on Friday down the street from my house. I am inappropriately excited about living within walking distance from such a fabulous food source. I bought these cute mini brie wheels. These are also fantastic to make mini baked brie out of, but that is for another post.

I cut each wheel into 3-4 slices. If you don’t live by a Trader Joe’s, you can also just use regular brie and cut it into slices small enough to fit inside the circle.

Place about 1 tbs of brie in the center of 6 of the circles. Top with about 2 tbs of strawberries.

Fold the edges up over the filling, leaving the center open. Pleat and press the edges when necessary.

Brush each of the 6 Mini Galettes with melted butter, sprinkle with about 1 tsp of sugar each.

Bacon Goat Cheese:

For the remaining 6 circles, add about 1-2 tbs of goat cheese to each circle. Top with 1-2 tbs of chopped spinach, sprinkle with bacon.

Fold the edges up over the filling, leaving the center open. Pleat and press the edges when necessary.

Brush the folded edge of each of the 6 Mini Galettes with melted butter.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until the crust is a light golden brown.

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Comments


Christine October 31, 2011 um 2:03 pm

I love this. Looks so good. Yum!

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Tina@flourtrader October 31, 2011 um 6:39 pm

Mini galettes is a great party food and I love how you served up savory as well as sweet. I have to admit though I am partial to the strawberry ones. It is amazing what you created in a few minutes time-well done.

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Stephanie October 31, 2011 um 8:57 pm

I can’t decide which one looks more delicious so I cani have 3 of each?

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Jackie November 1, 2011 um 3:05 pm

Of course 😉

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chinmayie @ love food eat October 31, 2011 um 9:02 pm

Those strawberry galettes look so cute! Great idea 🙂

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Lindsey@Lindselicious October 31, 2011 um 9:40 pm

These are adorable and sound delish. I am currently in love with those mini brie’s from TJs too. I need the portion control… LOL

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Jackie November 1, 2011 um 3:05 pm

Aren’t they great! I love cute, small food!

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Brooke November 1, 2011 um 6:59 pm

GAH! I want those strawberry ones RIGHT NOW!!

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Rhonda November 2, 2011 um 7:41 am

Brie is my all time favorite cheese and bacon is always tops on my list. I’m always ecstatic to see brie and bacon in a recipe. The galettes are adorable.

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Jackie November 3, 2011 um 2:41 pm

Actually, brie is in the one with the strawberries, not the Bacon & Goat Cheese one. But you could always do a Brie & Bacon one, that sounds yum!

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Betsy November 2, 2011 um 7:40 pm

These are so cute. I love a mini. I think these will be on the menu for thanksgiving appetizer hour

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Jackie November 3, 2011 um 2:39 pm

Mini things are so adorable! For some reason, people are always so impressed when you make then food in miniature form 🙂

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Dana B November 2, 2011 um 9:31 pm

oh my, those look wonderful!! and so cute! 🙂 thx!!

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Nelya @PancakeNinja November 3, 2011 um 4:50 pm

I’m printing the recipe right now! With your photos I’m sold.

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Jackie November 3, 2011 um 5:07 pm

YAY!! Hope you love them 🙂

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fatpiginthemarket November 8, 2011 um 6:16 am

I’m definitely a fan of the mini sized snack especially for a party. Where’s my invite?!

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Jackie November 9, 2011 um 1:05 pm

You are ALWAYS invited 🙂

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