Monday, May 2, 2016

#Brunchweek - Welcome to Brunchweek 2016 - Caramelized Onion Apple Galette


Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Red Star Yeast, Dixie Crystals, Cabot Cheese, Vidalia Onion Committee, Sage Fruits, Nielsen-Massey, KitchenIQ, and Le Creuset for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek. All opinions are my own. The #BrunchWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Eight winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #BrunchWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.





Welcome to the fourth annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We are so excited to have you join us this year as we celebrate Brunch and prepare for Mother's Day. 37 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to cakes, breakfast breads, tarts, and quiche - there is something for everyone! Our amazing Sponsors have donated some great prizes for the #BrunchWeek giveaway. Thank you so much, Sponsors, for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and we’d love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win!

BRUNCH WEEK! This Brunch Week is special because it's my first on Forking Up. But really, it's always special, because Brunch is the tits.

Our sponsors this year are incredible, and my first recipe combines not one, not two, not even three or four, but FIVE of them: Cabot Cheese,  Nielsen-Massey, Dixie Crystals, Sage Fruits, and Vidalia Onions. I am a big fan of galettes, and this is definitely one of my favorites I've ever made.

Vidalia Onions challenged us for a sweet recipe. I met them halfway: this recipe is sweet, savory, and all over delicious. Plus, it was the standout star in my improv brunch I had recently. Serve with any of the great brunch recipes below! (and scroll down for the galette recipe)



BrunchWeek Beverages:
BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:
BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:
BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
BrunchWeek Main Dishes:
BrunchWeek Desserts:
Caramelized Onion Apple Galette
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced (I used the New Zealand apples from Sage Fruits)
  • 1 Vidalia Onion, caramelized (1 tbsp butter + 1 sliced onion + hefty sprinkle of salt over medium heat, stirring occasionally until deep caramel color)
  • 1 cup Cabot Sharp Cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Dixie Crystals white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey orange extract
  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp cold butter 
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the apples with the cinnamon, orange extract, and sugar. Set aside.

In a food processor, pulse 1/2 cup of the cold butter with the salt and 1 1/2 cups flour until crumbly. Add the yolk and just enough water (just under 1/4 cup) for a dough to form. The dough should be moist but not sticky and just come together. Flatten into a disc and refrigerate for one hour.

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the rest of the butter. Add the remaining 2 tbsp flour and whisk until a paste forms. Slowly add the milk and stir until thick. Add the shredded cheese and allow to melt completely.

Roll out the dough until it is 1/4 inch thick, about 16 inches across. Spread the cheese mixture onto the disc, leaving a few inches around the edge. 

Arrange the apple slices on top of the cheese. Sprinkle the caramelized onions over the top and fold in the edges of the dough. Sprinkle with any remaining cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown. 


And check out the awesome prizes!

Prize #1 Red Star Yeast is giving one winner an amazing baking set, which includes a mixing bowl, dough whisk, bamboo spatula, rubber spatula, instant-read thermometer, measuring cup, pizza cutter, tea towel, oven mitt, bench scraper, ‘Knead to be Loaved’ apron, 6 strips of Red Star Yeast, National Festival of Breads cookbook, and The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day hardcover cookbook

For more than a century, home bakers have trusted the high quality and consist performance of RED STAR Yeast. Inspiring bakers from novice to professional, our goal is your baking success! Visit redstaryeast.com for hundreds of tried & true recipes, baking tips and how-to videos. Better yeast. Better bread. Every time.



Prize #2 Dixie Crystals is giving one winner 1 case of 2-lb Extra Fine Granulated Sugar, a silicone baking mat, Dixie Crystal’s My First Cookbook, and Dixie Crystals red ruffle apron.

About Dixie Crystals: Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South's choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.



Prize #3 Cabot Cheese is giving one winner $50 assortment of Cabot Cheese, one Berghoff Cheese Knife and one Slate Cheese Board

Cabot Creamery Cooperative is a 1,200 farm family dairy cooperative with members in New England & upstate New York making all natural, award-winning cheeses & the "World's Best Cheddar.”



Prize #4 Vidalia Onion Committee is giving one winner a Martha Stewart Knife Set, cast iron fry pan, cutting board, and fresh Vidalia Onions

About Vidalia Onions: Vidalia onions are unique to a very small region. In fact, they only grow within 20 counties in Georgia (which is also why they are the official state vegetable of Georgia)!
Vidalia onions were discovered back in 1930’s, and just like back then, they are still planted, transplanted and harvested entirely all by hand! Vidalia onions are grown during the winter months, and are only available in stores between April and September,  making them a true seasonal specialty. In order to grow great tasting Vidalias, and to give them their characteristic sweetness, they must be grown in a sandy soil mixture that is low in sulfur (sulfur in soil is what gives onions their hotness). Because of  this sweet flavor, Vidalia onions are incredibly versatile and can be used in any sort of dish; grilling, baking, appetizers, sandwiches, casseroles, and yes, even sweet desserts. Each year, approximately 5-million 40-pound boxes are shipped out around the  entire country - now that’s a lot of onions!



Prize #5 Sage Fruits is giving one winner a Ninja® Mega Kitchen System® with Slicing/Shredding

Sage Fruit Company is a premier grower/shipper of apples, pears and cherries. Not only are they focused on healthy products, but also on helping kids get excited about healthy eating through their free Kids in Force program that helps kids eat more nutrition and get more physical activity.



Prize #6 Nielsen-Massey Fine Vanillas & Flavors is giving one winner a set of their pure flavors: 2-oz each of Orange, Lemon, Peppermint, Almond, Chocolate, Coffee, Rose Water, and Orange Blossom Water.

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has been crafting the world’s finest vanillas and flavors since 1907. Each of Nielsen-Massey’s all-nature pure flavors are crafted with premium ingredients, sourced from around the world and chosen to meet the utmost quality standards. From lemon to peppermint to coffee or chocolate, Nielsen-Massey’s pure flavors offer convenience, quality and consistency to ensure your favorite recipes taste delicious every single time. All products are gluten-free, allergen-free, GMO-free, all-natural and Kosher.



Prize #7 KitchenIQ is giving one winner a Lid & Mitt, Edge Grip Quick Prep Knife Sharpener & Pairing Knife Combo, IQ Smart Wireless Nutri Scale, Edge Bug Scissor Sharpener, and Prep & Measure Tool

KitchenIQ, the new houseware branch of Smith’s Consumer Products, Inc., embraces Smith’s long-standing reputation for innovation and quality. KitchenIQ is committed to producing smarter products for the kitchen.



Prize #8 Le Creuset is giving one winner one Egg Carton in Caribbean, a Heritage 4 Qt Rectangular Baking Dish in Caribbean and a Revolution Spatula Spoon in Caribbean.

Le Creuset is focused on inspiring and empowering people everywhere to make joy through cooking. From our original enameled cast iron cookware to stoneware, stainless, silicone and more, Le Creuset has grown to offer products across a range of materials and categories that guarantees the right tool for the right job.

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10 comments:

  1. All the yes. This looks AH-MAZING.

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  2. Such a savory, and perfect dish for brunch!

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  3. I love the rustic goodness of a galette and I know it was delicious using the flavors you incorporated.

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  4. Beautiful photo! These flavors sound so good together, I love the sweetness you get from caramelizing onions!

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  5. This looks incredible! It has been too long since I have made a galette. Will definitely be trying this.

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  6. I met them halfway too. I made a semi-sweet bread topped with caramelized apples and onions which I am posting tomorrow. This looks amazing though and I wish I had thought to make it! Guess I'll just have to steal yours ;-)

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  7. I love french toast bakes and sharing them with my husband and kids.

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  8. Your galette looks amazing!! I'm defintely putting them on the menu.

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  9. Looking forward to trying this interesting combo of apple and onion!

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