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(Premium Recipe) How to Make a Gluten-Free Tomato Zucchini Galette

August 11, 2011

I love tomato tarts! The other day I shared a recipe for a caramelized onion and tomato tart with a Parmesan crust in my "Gluten-Free Tuesday" column on (Do you read my column there? I hope so!) As I said in that piece, I love (love, love, love) tomato tarts. So today I want to share another one of my favorite tomato tart recipes with you.

This time, however, it isn't a exactly a tart. Let me explain.

Galettes, sometimes called "rustic tarts" or "open faced pies" are made by piling a filing (sweet or savory) into the center of a piece of pastry. The type of pasty used is up to you. For sweet galettes (like apple or blueberry), I often use a pie crust-tart hybrid. For savory galettes, I use a sturdy short-dough. Unlike traditional short doughs which contain lots of butter, this dough contains only four tablespoons. Since a galette is baked on a flat baking sheet, and not in a tart or pie pan, the dough needs enough integrity to hold it's shape while baking. And this dough does just that. In fact, thanks to the zucchini and fresh mozzarella (which gives off lots of liquid during baking), my galette "leaked" a little during baking. The crust, however, was fine. It didn't get soggy at all--even with a little cheesy goodness running out of the top.

Here's how to put together a galette . . . (to read the remainder of this article, please log in below.)

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