Ricotta and tomato galette with basil oil

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Ricotta and tomato galette with basil oil


Serves 10


How amazing does this recipe from www.bibbyskitchenat36.com look? I just had to share it!

  • 160g (1 ¼ cup) cake wheat flour
  • 80g (½ cup) wholemeal flour
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 170g cold butter, cubed
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • a handful of fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 5ml (1 tsp) finely chopped fresh basil
  • 45ml (3 tbls) cold water
  • 15ml (1 tbls) lemon juice
  • 125g (½ cup) cream cheese
  • 250g ricotta, drained
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and black pepper
  • a handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbls) extra virgin olive oil
  • 300g ZZ2 Romanita tomatoes halved
  • egg wash (1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water)
  • extra parmesan, to serve
Basil oil
  • 45ml (3 tbls) extra virgin olive oil
  • 30ml (2 tbsl) lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper


  1. Place the cake flour, whole meal flour and salt in a processor. Add the butter and pulse until crumbly. Add the herbs, water and lemon juice and pulse briefly, just until dough comes together. Turn out onto a floured surface and press lightly together. Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hour.
  2. For the filling, combine the cream cheese, ricotta, egg, 1/4 cup parmesan, chopped basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  4. Turn the pastry onto a floured surface and roll into a large round of about 40cm. Transfer onto a lined baking sheet. Spread the ricotta filling over the base, leaving a 4cm boarder. Place the tomatoes into a bowl, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Pile the tomatoes on top of the ricotta filling.
  5. Turn the pastry edges inwards, overlapping as you go. Brush with egg wash and bake for 45-50 minutes, until golden. Move the baking sheet to the lowest rack and bake for another 5 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before cutting. Mix together the basil oil ingredients. Drizzle the galette with basil oil and scatter over a handful of parmesan cheese just before serving.
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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