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Smoked Salmon Galette
Australian beer bread
Line a 400g bread tin with cling film, then line the base and sides, overlapping the edges so that there is enough to cover the top with smoked salmon. Save a few slices of salmon in case they're required for covering and chop the rest to add to the filling.
Prepare the cucumber, radish and chives and drain in kitchen paper. Soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water until soft - this should take about 5 minutes. Remove the gelatine from the water, and dissolve it in a pan in 3 tablespoons of the hot chicken stock.
Gently stir the cream cheese to soften it, then gradually add the mayonnaise and continue to blend slowly. Add the rest of the stock to the gelatine mix, then whisk this into the cheese mix. Add the cucumber, radish and chives and the chopped salmon. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Fold in the lightly whipped double cream, then pour the mix into the prepared tin. Fold the overlapping salmon over to cover the galette completely and transfer to the fridge to set.
Prepare all the salad ingredients, then toss all except the lemon together. Dress the salad with a little olive oil and lemon juice. Slice the galette and arrange on plates alongside the salad. Add a lemon wedge to each plate and serve.
The beer bread is delicious with butter as an accompaniment to the galette. Pre heat the oven to 180°C. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl, add the sugar and mix thoroughly. Form a well in the flour and stir in the lager, mixing gently until a dough forms. Transfer the dough to a greased loaf tin and bake for about 50 minutes. Turn the loaf out of the tin and leave to cool for about one hour to prevent excessive crumbling when sliced.