Filed Under: Dessert | Whole Wheat

Strawberry Chocolate Galette

Recipe By Tessa Arias
March 28th, 2011

Juicy berries, melted chocolate, and flaky pastry. Nothing is more heavenly and sweet than this Strawberry Chocolate Galette!

Yield: 6 -8 servings

Cook: 20 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Is there anything more sweet and heavenly than chocolate and strawberry? I think not!
Texture: Juicy berries, melted chocolate, and flaky pastry. Yes!
Ease: There are a few different components that can be intimidating, i.e. ganache and pastry dough. I recommend making the pastry dough ahead of time and storing in either the freezer or fridge (making sure the dough is warm enough to be pliable when ready to roll yet not hot enough to melt the butter within the dough). Don’t fret though, if I can do it, you can.
Appearance: Rustically charming with rich brown melted chocolate and bright, heart-shaped sliced strawberries.
Pros: Tasty!!
Cons: Best eaten the day it’s made, so no leftovers (if there were any to begin with).
Would I make this again? I hope so.

I stumbled upon this recipe last autumn over at Shared Sugar. You can’t imagine how bittersweet it felt to find a mouth-watering recipe only to remember the main component is completely out-of-season. So I waited. I waited for fresh, local strawberries to show their bright pink-red selves at the market. Then I waited for the galette to bake in the oven after being assembled, hoping it would all be worth that wait. All I can say is that it was worth the wait. Very much so.



How to make
Strawberry Chocolate Galette

Yield: 6 -8 servings
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Juicy berries, melted chocolate, and flaky pastry. Nothing is more heavenly and sweet than this Strawberry Chocolate Galette!


For the pastry:

  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick very cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 3-5 tablespoons ice water
  • raw sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

For the ganache:

  • 3 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

For the filling:

  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, more or less depending on sweetness of strawberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch


Make the pastry:

  1. Whisk together flours, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl (preferably stainless steel). Add diced butter and place ingredients in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to chill (the colder the butter remains within the dough until baked, the flakier the crust will be). Once chilled, cut the butter into the flour with a pastry blender until the butter chunks are about the size of peas. Slowly mix in the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, being careful not to overwork the dough. Form the dough into a ball, adding a little more water if the dough is too crumbly. Once the ball is formed, flatten into a disk. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Once ready to bake, remove the dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into an approximate 11-inch circle and transfer to the baking sheet.

Make the ganache:

  1. While the dough is chilling, roughly chop the chocolate and place in a bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil over medium heat. Remove cream from heat and pour over chopped chocolate. Let stand for 5 minutes then stir with a whisk until ganache is smooth. Cool to room temperature. When ready to bake the galette, smooth the ganache over the prepared pastry, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.

Make the filling:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch. Using a slotted spoon, pile strawberries into center of the pastry. Spread strawberries about 1-inch from the edge of the chocolate ganache. Fold the remaining edges of pastry over to form the galette, overlapping as needed.

Finish the galette:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and water. Using a small pastry brush, brush the surface of the pastry. Sprinkle the pastry with raw sugar.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Shared Sugar
Course: Dessert
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Tracey — March 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    This sounds so good Tessa! Chocolate and strawberries were meant to be together 🙂

  2. #
    miss — March 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Delicious! Gorgeous too.

  3. #
    Maria — March 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Love the chocolate addition!

  4. #
    Flavia — March 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Tessa this looks wonderful! The combination of chocolate with strawberries is classic deliciousness. It's always worth the wait for seasonal ingredients.

  5. #
    Sara — March 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Oh wow, this looks so good! I love chocolate and strawberry together. 🙂

  6. #
    Delicieux — March 30, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Ooooh this looks so lovely and delicious, and obviously worth the wait. I love chocolate and strawberry together.


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