Galette au sucre ardennaise, Sweet bread from the Ardennes Recipe
Galette au sucre ardennaise, Sweet bread from the Ardennes
Flavours of Champagne Ardenne
Total time: 1hr to 2hr

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Two-step rising time: About 1 hour

Difficulty: Average
Chef's Note

This sweet galette is a recipe found throughout the northeastern regions of France, particularly in the Ardennes. It's served hot or warm, with coffee. There are a number of versions - this is a very simple one.

- 250 ml (1 cup) warm milk (or more, depending on the flour)
- 1 packet of yeast
- 2 eggs (reserve a little yolk for glaze with a spoonful of milk)
- 1/2 tsp. sugar plus a little warm water to proof the yeast
- 3 pinches of fine salt
- 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) softened butter
- 250 g (9 oz., about 2 1/2 cups) flour

- 125 g (4 oz.) fine sugar
- dots of butter
  1. In a bowl, form the flour into a well; in the centre, place the salt, eggs, butter and milk.
  2. Mix with a fork, gradually incorporating the flour and lifting the dough to incorporate air.
  3. Add the proofed yeast and continue to knead.
  4. Leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume.
  5. Place the dough into a buttered pie plate; let rest until risen a second time.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar; dot generously with butter.
  7. Bake in a 210° C (425° F) oven for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned.
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