Breakfast Galette


I like to think that galettes are like lazy, messy, casual pies. You only sorta have to roll them out. You only sorta have to make them look pretty. But really, the messier the better. It’s about the easy.

I can’t really think of a meal of the day where easy is most welcomed than on a cold, hazy January morning.

Let’s have pie for breakfast. But let’s leave the fruit for the summer. It’s January. So, pie…with runny eggs, lots of cheese and salty bacon.

Too good!

Start it with a non-sweetened pie crust. Basic! Simple!

Roll it out. Spread on some ricotta. Sprinkle on some mozzarella!

Fold over the edges. You can try to make it look all cute. Or not. Who cares.

Brush on a little egg wash and stick it in the oven.

Take it out. (Do you like my step-by-step?) Add the bacon. Add the egg yolks. Back in the oven for a few more minutes, just until the egg yolks set, slightly.

When you take it out, it needs some salt, pepper and basil. Sprinkle on some red crushed pepper (I put it on everything!).

Serve it up with some coffee. Or some juice.

The buttery flakey crust is just too good with all the cheese.

And the salty bacon. Hi breakfast! And the runny eggs. Whoa!

Breakfast Galette

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1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 stick unsalted butter, cubed and cold
1/4 cup water, ice cold


3 tablespoons ricotta cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella, shredded
2 slices bacon, cooked and cubed
3 large egg yolks
3 basil leaves
Salt and Pepper

1. In a medium bowl, mix together all-purpose flour and salt. Place flour and unsalted butter in freezer for 5 minutes to chill.

2. Combine flour mixture and butter. Mix until you’re left with what resembles coarse meal, with pea size pieces of butter. Add ice water 1 Tbsp at a time, mixing until it just begins to clump together. If you pinch some of the crumbly dough and it holds together, it’s ready. If the dough doesn’t hold together, add a little more water and mix again.

3. Remove dough from bowl and place in a mound on a clean surface. Gently shape into a discs, being sure to not over-knead. Wrap the disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour, and up to 2 days.

4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a floured surface, roll dough to a 10-inch circle with a 1/4-inch thickness. It’s okay if the edges are shaggy and it’s not a perfect circle. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

5. Scoop ricotta onto the center of the dough, spreading out to make a large circle, stopping 1-inch from the edge of the dough. Sprinkle on grated mozzarella cheese. Fold edges of dough over the cheese. Transfer baking sheet to the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

6. Whisk together yolk and water. Brush dough with the egg wash. Bake until crust is lightly golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Take galette out of the oven and gently place yolks atop cheese. Arrange bacon bits to your liking and place back in oven for 2-3 minutes, or until yolks set.

7. Garnish with basil and salt and pepper.

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    Reply Let Me Eat Cake January 30, 2012 at 12:19 am

    breakfast galette is just breakfast genius! i love this idea too bad can’t eat eggs 🙁 but I can make half with and half without and enjoy with the bf yay!

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    Reply Natashia@foodonpaper January 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Oh yes!! This is awesome. I want this now.

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    Reply Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 30, 2012 at 2:40 am

    It’s gorgeous and your eggs look so fresh, so perfect!

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    Reply Blog is the New Black January 30, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Yes yes and ummmm yes…. those eggs look so fresh!

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    Reply Katrina January 30, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Mmm so yummy!

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    Reply Heather (Heather's Dish) January 30, 2012 at 4:35 am

    i’m all about things that are fancier the messier they look…and galettes are truly easy and delicious!

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    Reply Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau January 30, 2012 at 5:20 am

    This reminds me of a breakfast pizza I used to love years ago, but this far more grown up. It looks absolutely delicious!

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    Reply Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life January 30, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Incredible! Can’t wait to try this.

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    Reply Bev Weidner January 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I can’t even breathe right now.

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    Reply Elise January 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

    omg adrianna. love this. you are, without a doubt, my #1 blog recipe source. on average, i star / pin / save every other recipe you post. i can’t wait to try this as the savory option at my upcoming date-yet-to-be-determined brunch!

    • Adrianna
      Reply Adrianna January 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Elise! THANK YOU!!!

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    Reply Valerie @ Sex, Food, and Rock & Roll January 30, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Why, oh WHY did I look at your blog before eating breakfast?? This. Looks. Delicious! But I’m out of eggs. And bacon. And cheese. Bah.

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    Reply Angharad January 30, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Good lord woman…in the name of all things holy I want galette with eggs and bacon on! PB&J toast is not cutting it…

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    Reply Becca@learnasyougocook January 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I have to try this!! Thank you!:)

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    Reply DessertForTwo January 30, 2012 at 8:56 am

    This is absolutely stunning! Love it!

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    Reply ileana January 30, 2012 at 8:58 am

    This looks fantastic!

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    Reply Monica @ Soirees & Such January 30, 2012 at 8:59 am

    this looks sooo good! making it this weekend!

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    Reply yummy supper January 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Woah is right! I love savory galettes and love runny yoke-y eggs. Brilliant combo Adrianna! I wish I could have this for breakfast right now.


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    Reply Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet January 30, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Yum! I feel like that would be really good with some fresh spinach on top as well. My husband is already asking me to make this for him 🙂

    • Adrianna
      Reply Adrianna January 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      I tried it one time with kale and didn’t like it too much. But I bet spinach would be lovely. I’d add it at the 20 minute mark so it doesn’t get too crispy and browned. 🙂

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    Reply Dana B @ thebakingbooth January 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

    looks great!! I just had cereal 🙁

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    Reply Ev January 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

    this looks amazing! you’re amazing!

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    Reply Rachel Willen@FoodFix January 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Wow. I love this idea. It’s beautiful! I have two gallettes I’ve posted in the last year…one sweet, one savory, but I hadn’t thought of a breakfast one! I love anything with a nice runny egg on it…and I can see this as a nice casual dinner option too with a salad….Thanks!

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    Reply Shawna @ CheekyChic January 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    This looks so yummy! I love a runny yolk…and mozzarella cheese!

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    Reply Mike @TheIronYou January 30, 2012 at 9:52 am

    What about replacing the egg yolks with egg whites?
    Also, any suggestion on replacing the bacon (I don’t eat!)

    • Adrianna
      Reply Adrianna January 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Yeah do it! If you want it to be healthier, for sure do that. But FYI, that pie crust is like butter so not sure if you’re saving yourself any calories. 🙂

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    Reply Heidi @ Food Doodles January 30, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Galettes are awesome! It’s like a messy pie, honestly, what could be better? And this looks incredible. I think I need to try this one out on my hubby. I love that you just put the egg yolks on top and cooked just long enough to be set on the outside, a runny yolk is awesome, but it would be totally not cool for me if there was barely cooked egg white on there, haha.

    • Adrianna
      Reply Adrianna January 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      If you want to add the egg whites, I’d recommend putting them on there at the 20 minute mark. Yeah, you def don’t want runny egg whites. Not cute.

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    Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    This is definitely going on the menu for next weekend.

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    Reply mellissa @ ibreatheimhungry January 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

    This is so beautiful it brought a tear to my eye! Wish I was eating this right now! Pinned it to “I am SO making this” and it’s at the top of my list! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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    Reply Holly January 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

    This looks amazing! I want to try this sometime SOON 🙂

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    Reply Anita January 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Brinner (breakfast for dinner) it is!
    Thanks for the great idea.

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    Reply Kierston January 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    OMG! This might be the most delicious looking thing I’ve ever seen. Literally going to the grocery store right now and making this for dinner- I can’t wait until tomorrow!!!!!!!

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    Reply Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    This would be perfect for a brunch! Thanks for sharing!

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    Reply Jen @ pretty plate January 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I love this; what a great idea!

    : ))

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    Reply Nicole Franzen January 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    um yum

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    Reply Kasey January 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Even though breakfast is my favorite meal, sometimes I feel like there are only so many options…pancakes, eggs, yogurt and granola…You’ve totally opened up my eyes my friend.

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    Reply kelly@frugalfoodiefamily January 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    LOVE this! I had made a breakfast pizza inspired by Smitten last year but a galette is genius!

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    Reply Kelsey January 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    anything with a runny yolk, and i’m in. 🙂

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    Reply Anna @ the shady pine January 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    oooh yes please I’d love a slice. This galette looks perfect for brunch!

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    Reply Kelsey @aslolife January 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    That looks sooo amazing. I love making big breakfasts on the weekend and this will definitely be on the list!

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    Reply Living The Sweet Life January 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I know we just finished the weekend , but next saturday’s breakfast has been decided!! I love how simple this recipe is … and I’ve never had a breakfast galette before – – ohhh I need Saturday to come quickly 🙂 fab recipe!!

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    Reply Amanda January 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Mmmm! Pie for breakfast! Yum!

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    Reply Monica @ Soirees & Such January 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    So I was going to make this this weekend, right? ’cause it’s for brunch. Well I couldn’t resist and I made it for dinner tonight. Delicious! thank you

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    Reply brandi January 31, 2012 at 6:11 am

    ugh…this is, like, my dream breakfast for every day.

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    Reply Katia January 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Your blog is so lovely, I’m so glad I’ve just stopped by! And your lazy and messy galettes look just delicious, can I have some?

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    Reply J @ ... semplicemente j ... January 31, 2012 at 9:17 am

    A must try … yeah for the runny egg!

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    Reply France January 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Well geez that just sounds delightful. I’m all over that noise!

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    Reply NicoleD January 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Galettes were already my favorite of the sweet and fruity variety, but this takes them to another level. I love the sound of buttery crust, cheese and runny yolks. Yum!

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    Reply Jill Mant~a SaucyCook January 31, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Gosh this looks delicious and beautiful and easy? Funny, I asked a friend to meet for breakfast Friday morning and she retorted that she really doesn’t like breakfast! How can that be? She ought to see this! I have to try this recipe.

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    Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic February 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Yum! Love the runny eggs here!

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    Reply kelly @ paper doll theory February 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    oh yum. the egg yolks have sold me 🙂

    love kelly

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    Reply Javelin Warrior February 3, 2012 at 6:56 am

    This galette is stunning! What an awesome breakfast 🙂 I have featured your post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks for the inspiration…

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    Reply Gwen February 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

    This just looks amazing. Such a great idea. I always enjoy reading your blog not only for great recipe, but for funny commentary, too:)

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    Reply Anna February 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I made this for breakfast this morning! It was fantastic AND pretty easy! I changed up the ingredients a bit to use what I had in my fridge……sun dried tomatoes, cream cheese (instead of ricotta), mozzarella, eggs and parsley. Thanks for the inspiration! Will definitely keep pastry dough on hand to make again and again! Check out my FB to see how mine turned out 🙂

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    Reply Anna May 24, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Hey! Your breakfast galette recipe looks great! I want to make it for my boyfriend’s birthday breakfast tomorrow but I’m a bit confused with the egg wash… how many yolks do you mix with the water? and how much water? and then the egg yolks that you put on after that- those are another 3 yolks? making it a total of 4 egg yolks-one for the wash and 3 atop the cheese? and are there any egg whites in the galette? I hope you can get back to me before tomorrow so that I can make the recipe! Thanks!

    • Adrianna
      Reply Adrianna May 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Hi there, The egg wash is one egg with a splash of water (or milk). This galette uses three eggs yolks on top, just until they set. I left the egg whites out. Hope this clears it up!

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