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Help!! Galette Crust not coming together

Companys coming and Im making the following crust for a cherry galette:
CRUST
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened dutch cocoa powder
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into ¼ inch slices
6 tablespoons cold water

Ive already put 2 more T ice water and it literally looks like dry sand! Im not the greatest at making crusts so I dont trust my instincts as much as I usually would. Is it because Im making it in a food processor? Would it come together if I worked it by hand? What should I do? I dont want to end up with a mess! Thank you!!

asked by Jennifer W 11 months ago

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PieceOfLayerCake
PieceOfLayerCake

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added 11 months ago

There are a lot of ingredients in this crust that are going to interfere with the structure. Sugar, cocoa, butter are all going to act as shorteners making it quite difficult to work with. You could keep adding water and it will come together, but its still going to be finicky. In my opinion, simple is better. If you have lovely cherries, a simple flaky pie crust or silky tart crust is going to really highlight the fruit and won't give you as much trouble as this.

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BerryBaby
BerryBaby

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added 11 months ago

Try Ina's Summer Fruit Crostata recipe. Have made this many times with great success! Never fails to get rave reviews.

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