Monday, July 28, 2008

TWD: Summer Fruit Galette

Michelle from Michelle in Colorado Springs  did me a big favor this week.  See, I've been doing a lot of baking.  A lot of baking = a lot of dishes = a slightly grumpy husband.  (Hi honey!)  So when I saw this, I breathed a sigh of relief.  Pssst.  Over here.  Don't tell.  I made this a few weeks ago and took pictures!  Wasn't that lucky!

When we made the blueberry pie, I discovered that I had a lot of dough left over.  Viola!  I made a galette.  I didn't strictly make the galette as Dorie had it written.  Let's just call it being creative.  It had nothing to do with lazy.

The crust was already made and had been in the fridge overnight.  I rolled it out on my Silpat, and then transferred it to a baking sheet.  I layered on some ginger rhubarb jam, some cookie crumbs, and then some strawberries.  I sprinkled on a little coarse sugar.

Here it is all pleated and ready to go into the oven.



And here it is, done, golden brown and delicious.  I ate it for dessert that night.  And then I'm pretty sure it was breakfast the next morning.


This is such a great way to use up extra dough and/or fruit.  Since it's free form, it's very forgiving.  I'd make it again in a heartbeat.  One of these days I'll try the official version with the custard.

Coming next week:  Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen chose the Black and White Banana Loaf.  Again, really good timing!  I have bananas that are begging to be baked.

34 comments:

SiHaN said...

aren't you lucky to be on schedule all the time. heh. great work on the galette though. Must have made for a really scrumptious breakfast!

Marie said...

OH that looks scrumdiddlyumptious! Well done you!

ostwestwind said...

I think your galette looks so much better without the custard, I bet it tasted absolutely delicious!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

TeaLady said...

UUUMMMM!!!! Strawberries. Looks good.

Shari said...

Your galette looks great! What a super idea to use the leftover dough from the blueberry pie to make the galette, and then to take pictures of it! You'll have to try it with the custard, cause that just took it up a notch! Great job!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

The Kitchen Vixen said...

what a lovely galette! your strawberries look so fresh and pretty. I dont think you needed the custard;)

Kayte said...

Oh, very beautiful. Strawberries are my favs, so I was wondering if those would work or if they would get too juicy and mushy...they look fine, so thanks for sharing that as I am very happy to get to see that!

Tammy said...

strawberry galette looks and sounds great!

karen said...

Looks great! I need one of those Silpats... bad.

Erin said...

your galette looks awesome :)

Andrea said...

Your strawberry galette looks delicious, I bet my husband would love the 'just strawberry' variation as he is picky with fruit. Great job!

Susie Homemaker said...

That looks so Great!! Yum!

Engineer Baker said...

Freeform and forgiving is exactly what this is. Beautiful too!

Christine said...

Yum strawberries, your galette looks delicious!

rainbowbrown said...

Oh what a big red pile of strawberries. Yummmm....

Shirlie said...

Gorgeous galette! Great job thinking ahead with the dough!

Mike Spoodles said...

It was surprisingly fast and easy. This one may join chocolate pudding as standard go-to recipes for quick desserts.

Nickki said...

That was handy for you this week ;)

Your galette looks so good! Don't the strawberries look beautiful? I think it actually looks nicer without the custard :)

nancysrecipes said...

Your galette looks beautiful! I like the free form look, too. Great photos.

Teanna said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous galette! And look at you, all one step ahead! I already made the sour blueberry ice cream, but did not take pictures :( Ah well...

Nice work!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Strawberries! Yummy!

Tara said...

Hey..worked out great! Looks good!

Mich S said...

yours is gorgeous, the best one I have viewed yet! I haven't made it yet, but will.

Sarah said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your tart looks lovely!

Megan said...

Yum-O

Shandy said...

You did the dessert ahead of time . .Yay! We all need a break at times, and the galette looks beautiful and Yummy! =D

Carmen said...

your galette is beautiful! sounds like a great breakfast to me. :)

Carol Peterman said...

It's so simple, pie crust and fresh fruit. Ymm!

Anne said...

My husband gets a little grumpy about the dishes, too! That looks wonderful with the strawberries. Nice job!

Judy said...

Your crust looks awesome and the strawberries look all tucked in - nice and cozy!

Jaime said...

your crust looks so perfect! beautiful. definitely try the custard next time :)

LyB said...

I agree, this is a very forgiving dessert. Yours looks fabulous!

Flourchild said...

Your galette turned out so nice. I really like your crust. It was fun to make and I will make it again. I really liked it with pears.

Barbara said...

That's a beautiful galette!

I agree it looks prettier without the custard, but do try one sometime with the custard -- I liked the taste a lot and you might, too.

My husband swears I can use every pot, pan and dish in the kitchen when I get going. (He does the dishes, too. Sometimes with grumbling!)