This simple and delicious tomato and ricotta galette features my favourite never-fail pastry recipe adapted from Maggie Beer’s sour cream pastry. Tender, buttery, crisp and crumbly in the best way, I love using this pastry in both sweet and savoury dishes!
You’ll be using about 2/3 of the pastry for this savoury tomato galette recipe, so I thoroughly recommend trying out my mini berry galette recipe with the remainder. They’re addictively sweet, buttery and moreish. You can also use ready-prepared, frozen pastry to save on time.
What’s so special about sour cream pastry?
The sour cream pastry in this recipe is the vehicle carrying our creamy cheese and tomato filling. As such, it’s got to be pretty darn delicious – and this recipe delivers on that promise.
The addition of sour cream helps keep you from over-kneading the dough, as well as helping the pastry to retain moisture. Thereby preventing shrinkage, gumminess and other textural issues. Pastry perfection is achieved with the addition of one simple ingredient – who’d have ever imagined it?
Tomatoes as a feature ingredient
Lest we forget, the tomatoes are the star of the show here, so pick the best ones you can get. Heirloom varieties offer bold new flavours, colours and textures; while a good old jam tomato also won’t let you down. Just make sure they’re fresh and deliciousness will follow!
You can pull this galette together with simple supermarket ingredients to produce a truly showstopping dish! For an even quicker delicious and easy weeknight dinner, use shop-bought shortcrust pastry. Requiring only 9 basic ingredients, and ready in about 1 hour (excluding chilling time), this is also a wonderful dish to prepare for parties and get-togethers. It’s even vegetarian-friendly!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I freeze the pastry/make ahead?
Absolutely. You can make the pastry ahead of time and freeze it wrapped in clingfilm. Thaw to room temperature and proceed as in the recipe below.
Can I make this galette with other toppings?
Certainly. Feel free to experiment with thinly-sliced vegetables of your choice. Check out some of our other savoury galette recipes for inspo!
Can I make this vegan?
We haven’t tried making this recipe using vegan alternatives as yet, if you do, please let us know in the comments how it turns out!