It's no sweat for kids to make a galette -- a free-form French pastry that's the perfect end to any meal.
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Food stylist Lisa Homa and her 5-year-old son, Ellis, prepare a delicious dessert in three easy steps.
Step 1: Knead It
In a food processor with a blade attachment, mix both flours and 1/2 cup butter. Process until butter is the size of tiny peas. Add water; pulse until dough pulls together. Let your kid form it into a 5-inch disk on a floured surface. Cover; refrigerate for an hour.
Step 2: Make a Big Circle
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a floured surface. Ask your child to roll the dough into a 12-inch circle about 1/8 inch thick. Help him check the size with a ruler. Put the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or transfer later.
Step 3: Fill & Fold
Quarter apples; slice 1/4 inch thick. Ask your kid to mix remaining ingredients with apples and spoon into center of dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold dough over and dot center with remaining butter. Bake 35 minutes, until crust is golden and fruit bubbles.
Originally published in the September 2010 issue of Parents magazine.