Galettes with Orange Blossom Water

IMG_4982 IMG_4983 IMG_4989I think we all love cookies (including biscuits and galettes). Simple, flavored, aromatic, sweet, or salty. Here is an easy recipe of Galette made with flour, almond powder and of course with orange blossom water to enhance the aroma. We used to make them all the time when I was a child. Perfect recipe to bake with children.

I have a large basket of galettes for Fiesta Friday #96 hosted by our fantastic Angie from The Novice Gardener.

Serves: 30/35 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 200g of almond powder
  • 400g of flour (wheat/plain/all purpose)
  • 4 eggs
  • 180g of caster sugar
  • 125g of sunflower oil
  • 11g of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water
  • Egg yolk for the brush
  • Sliced almonds

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Procedure: (easy)

  1. In a large bowl add the flour, the almond powder, the pinch of salt and the baking powder.
  2. Mix with a wooden spoon the four ingredients.
  3. Add the sugar and mix again.
  4. Add the four eggs at the same time and mix all the ingredients with your hands.
  5. Pour the orange blossom water.
  6. Finally pour the sunflower oil.
  7. Mix all the ingredients with your hands until the dough becomes assembled.
  8. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  10. Flour a large baking tray.
  11. Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  12. Flour a clean surface and flatten the dough with a rolling pin, use a round metal circle cookie cutter to make your galettes, (you can use different sizes of round cookie cutters).
  13. Transfer the biscuits onto the baking tray and proceed the same way for the rest of the dough.
  14. Brush with an egg yolk the entire surface of each galette.
  15. Sprinkle with a few sliced almonds or make lines with a fork on the top.
  16. Bake for 30 minutes, more or less depending the oven, or when the top is golden brown.
  17. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

They are so good with a hot Latte!

Bon Appétit!

64 thoughts on “Galettes with Orange Blossom Water

  1. OMG! They look amazing. The ingredients are so simple and the procedure too. Do you think Linda wheat flour is going to give the same results. i would want to use wheat because we get white flour cookies everywhere. Wheat ones can be a healthy option.

    • Thank you so much,skd. Yes, they are simple to bake. You can work with wheat flour, the taste will be different and the color too. You can make a mix of half wheat flour and half plain too. Do let me know how it turns out. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂

      • Thank you Linda. I will try it soon. But first on my list is your Chocolate mousse. My daughter is after me to make it for her ☺

  2. Very simple ingredients for a batch of very delicious cookies. These sound really amazing, Linda. Is it possible to replace orange blossom water with orange extract?

  3. Absolutely beautiful galettes. Orange blossom water and almond sound like such a lovely combination. I’ve been thinking about making some cookies for the winter holidays and these, so simple and pretty and flaky, look perfect!

    • Thank you for your nice comment. They are really easy to make. The texture is different from sablés or cookies but they are very tasty with a good coffee or tea. Do let me know how it turns out! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Fae, you always made my day. They are really simple to make and they can be stored for several days in a metal box but honestly they are vanished before :p Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  5. I can’t stop looking at those cookies , they look so delicious! The recipe is almost the same as Sekerpare or رموش الست we call them in the recipe that I have on my blog, but we use semolina instead of almond meal.

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