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Galette Au Rhum Et Aux Dattes. Date/Rum Pie.

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“A tasty date and rum filling, bake between puff pastry sheet. Lovely french "dessert", served warm or cold, plain or with a little bit of ice cream. Don't forget to hide a whole date or a little something that you are not suposed to eat ( and something that won't melt haha) and the person who finds eat, will have to make a cake and share it with you ! I wrote a lot of directions, because i'm French and doesn't speak English correctly, but it's very easy.”
1 big pie

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 puff pastry sheets (round, 230 grammes each)
  • 150 g pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons rum (very good with dates)
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom water (can you find that? I hope so! or use a good orange juice, but it won't be exactly the same)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 250 ml milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar, in France we say Sucre glace
  • 1 egg yolk, for brushing the galette
  • 1 whole dates or 1 whole dried broad bean


  1. Cut the dates into cubes, soak them into the Rum + orange blossom water +water and set aside at least 30 minutes, then mash everything like mash potatoes.
  2. Heat the milk on low heat, but don’t let it boil.
  3. In a big bowl, beat the egg + the yolk and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in cornstarch, and then add hot milk.
  5. Put the cream back to heat (olala, I don’t know how to say that haha),stirring until thick.
  6. Turn the heat off, and add butter, stir until completely melted. Set aside and let cool a little bit.
  7. Add the date mixture and mix until well blended.
  8. Preheat oven at 350°F.
  9. Place the first puff pastry sheet on waxed paper or parchment paper on.
  10. a cookie sheet (I don’t know if that’s the good word, you know the big thing in the oven, not the rack, olalala !).
  11. Spread the cream on it, leaving 2 centimetres all around, that you will.
  12. brush a little, with water so the second sheet can be sealed (I hope.
  13. that makes sense!).
  14. Put a whole date or a little something made in ceramic, and the person who finds it, needs to make another cake and share it with you!
  15. Put the second puff pastry sheet, press all around to seal, and (how am I going to say that?! haha) take the dough that is under, on top, to seal it completely.
  16. Mix one tablespoon of water + 1 egg yolk and brush the top of the galette,.
  17. then with a knife, carefully and lightly draw things like it did on the picture, or what you want.
  18. Bake for 10 minutes in the middle of the oven, then reduce to 300°F and bake for 10 more minutes.
  19. Take out of the oven, and brush with 1 tablespoon of water + 1 tablespoon.
  20. of superfine sugar and bake for another 10 minutes.
  21. This is better the next day, it’s more flavourful, it’s wonderful served warm alone, or with some ice-cream :D.

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