By Lacee Sowell, Marketing Specialist
September 15, 2018 – a day I will remember for at least a few more weeks. It’s already been a month and I can still recall the massive amounts of rain that poured that day. Flooding was cropping up everywhere in Comal County, and many of our library members were unable to make it to us.
Yet, 29 members managed to row their way to the Library Annex for Adult Programmer, Debbie Soelberg’s Rustic Galettes for the Fall class. Can you believe, that? TWENTY-NINE PEOPLE!
My mind was, and still is, blown!
I think to really understand the power of the rustic galette, one must first understand what a galette is. Aside from delicious food, a galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat, round, or freeform crusty cake, or, in the case of a Breton galette, a pancake made with buckwheat flour usually with a savory filling.
Still not quite sure yet?
Pie! Think of a galette as a form of savory or sweet pie! Who doesn’t like pie? Okay, so some people may not like pie, but surely a galette is something everyone can find a version of to love… right? Maybe?
On September 15, 2018, Debbie taught an amazing Rustic Galettes for Fall class to 29
amazing souls who were willing to brave the weather to attend. They must have left happy, as everyone in attendance was able to take home a prepared galette, ready to bake and be devoured! The class had two savory and one sweet recipe to choose from. Kale-White Cheddar, Butternut-Feta, and Apple and Honey were the delicious choices for the class.
Debbie, being the amazing co-worker that she is, had just enough ingredients to spare to cook one of the Apple and Honey galettes up for the Annex staff. I have to admit, the thought of mixing apple and cheese has always been unappealing to me. Throw cinnamon and honey into the mix and I’m really unsure. Yet, when I bit into that galette slice, it was so yummy I forgot entirely that I was eating cinnamon apples with a sprinkle of cheese.
My mouth is watering.
I share all this with you to encourage you to give galettes a try. In case you missed the class, or you’ve lost the handout since then, Debbie’s packet with recipes, tips and tricks has been included in this post. The holidays are right around the corner, and these awesome recipes are perfect for family gatherings around the table.
If you decide to give this a go, or attended one of the classes, let us know how it went in the comments down below!
Lacee is the Marketing Specialist and Adult & Teen Programming Assistant. She can most often be found hiding behind her desk at the Annex, on the library’s social media pages or out in the community doing outreach. She is a MASSIVE fangirl of Elizabeth Hunter (seriously, most staff members can tell you massive is probably an understatement) and loves the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games trilogy, the Caraval books, and the Red Queen series. Nine times out of ten she can be found reading a YA novel and enjoys most genres. When she’s not working, Lacee enjoys writing and reading, crafting, photography, binge watching TV shows (right now mostly k-dramas and variety shows), listening to music (her favorite is kpop), vacationing at the beach, cuddling up with her fur babies and husband, but mostly sleeping.