Pear and Stilton Galette

Preparation info
  • Enough for

    1 x 30 cm

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Café Cooking: From The Parlour to Cambo Gardens

By Gillian Veal

Published 2024

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This makes a beautiful centrepiece for a relaxed dinner party but you could also make four individual galettes, which would be great for a very stylish picnic. Use this recipe as your staring point and adapt your filling according to what’s in season or available.


  • 225 g strong bread flour
  • ½ tbsp finely chopped thyme
  • a pin


In a large bowl, mix together the flour, thyme and salt. Add the cold diced butter and rub it in to the flour using your fingertips – it doesn’t need to be too fine, you still want to see small pebbles of butter throughout. You can also do this by pulsing everything in a food processor.

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