Monday, August 6, 2012

Berry Galette TWD/BWJ


This was one fun recipe! Pies scare me but a Galette I can handle. I like the words rustic, free form and open faced. I think a galette is a pie on vacation!
The galette dough came together in just minutes in my food processor. This dough calls for cornmeal--an interesting crust ingredient. I like most anything with cornmeal so I was anxious to try it. With a well floured board I had no problem rolling out the chilled dough. I then piled blueberries in the center of the dough. I sprinkled the berries with sugar, drizzled them with a little maple syrup and dotted with butter. The crust was then folded, pleated around the fruit. I brushed the crust with water and sprinkled some sparkling sugar on top. I thought it was a masterpiece (remember I'm not a pie maker).

As it baked juice did leak out but it did not affect the taste. We all enjoyed this dessert, The cornmeal crust was delicious and the blueberries screamed 'summer'! I can't wait to make this galette with peaches and apples. The recipe stated that the galette would make 4 to 6 servings. The galette is quite small, I wouldn't try to serve more than 4 guests. A scoop of vanilla bean ice cream tops this dessert.
 Our host this week are Lisa and Andrea. Check their blogs for the complete recipe.

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25 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Love galette! Yours with berries look marvelous!

Im At Home Baking said...

Love yours, looks delicious! I too can not wait to do apples and peaches!

Teresa said...

I love your comment - "a galette is a pie on vacation" - perfect! I think this is going to become a favourite way of using up fruit. At least, an alternative to my actual favourite, which is a crumble or crisp.

Cher Rockwell said...

Rustic is a gift to the busy!
Beautiful job.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

You did a great job, the more rustic the better! Nice pics and great with ice cream.

Lizzy Do said...

Beautifully done, Cindy! It was so much easier than pie, wasn't it?

Beth said...

I think it looks like a masterpiece too! I would definitely go for a galette like this.

Cynthia L. said...

Very nice looking galette! I bet the ice cream really made it wonderful.

Nedra said...

you are making me feel so much better :) I am not a pie maker either. Have given it a good hearty try on many an occation, and it's just not my thing.
But this recipe looks good! I will have to give it a try.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Lovely presentation Cynthia!

Carmen
http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/twd-baking-with-julia-strawberry-galette/

Dawn said...

Yummy! I longed for ice cream when I ate a big piece of my apple galette last night. ;) I agree that 4 servings would be about right.

Melissa said...

Your galette looks delicious! Especially with the ice cream on top.

Mary Hirsch said...

You are absolutely right, Cindy, a galette is "a pie on a vacation", very well said. Although I wasn't very successful with my dough and now have been told why not (too hot here and not enough moisture to counter the whole wheat flour I used), I know I will try, try, again. I especially love Galettes in the fall when I've got wonderful apples available. Incidentally, I peeked at your wedding pictures. How absolutely wonderful. All those happy healthy faces. Loved the picture of all the kids.

oneclevermom said...

Beautiful! It looks perfect!

Cathleen said...

Galettes are fun to make! Looks great!

Cake Duchess said...

Still giggling at "pie on vacation"...so true! Yours is lovely and I want to do a peach one next...or an apple one...;)

Kathy said...

Such a lovely galette! Looks wonderfully delicious! I loved the cornmeal in the crust, too. So good!

Allison Thinklovesleepdine said...

In loved how easy the galette was, but if definitely servers no more than four.

Sweet and That's it said...

Oh yes, it's definitely a masterpiece! Looks delicious and blue...tiful!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, you certainly made one picture perfect Blueberry Galette and I love the addition of maple syrup - sounds like such a wonderful combination for this type of Galette.

marilyn said...

I agree, vanilla ice cream went well with this summertime dessert. I'm jealous about your apricot tree; ours had beautiful flowers, very little fruit. but I'm thankful for the fruit we've enjoyed from our garden this year!

Kayte said...

That top photo has me craving one of these in the worst way...I may venture to the store for blueberries in the morning so that one can appear here tomorrow. A happy find that would be when Mark returned home from work. You did a wonderful job on this little pie on vacation!

Jora said...

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought this was small! Yours looks beautiful

Julie said...

Yummy. I love blueberries. What a simple, tasty recipe for them. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! Please note, my new web address is www.thisgalcooks.com Same blog, different name. :)

Julie

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

I have never made a galette, but I love how rustic they look. And it has to be less intimidating than pie! I need to try this. Those berries look amazing.