Today is another Tuesdays with Dorie. I am a member of this lovely group of bakers who are making our way through the book, Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan,
Our challenge this week, was to make a Berry Galette. I had recently made a zucchini galette, so I was happy that I was a little familiar with the process.
I am going to say this recipe has been my favorite. There are a couple reasons for the galette topping my list. One is that I was able to make this with my daughter. She is home for another two days before she goes back to college for her Senior year. We enjoy spending time together and especially enjoy cooking and baking together.
Another reason this recipe is my favorite is the ease of the recipe. There were only a few ingredients in the pastry and it came together quickly. My daughter and I took turns cutting in the butter. She wanted the experience so she could make this beautiful desert once on her own.
The final reason I love this recipe is the endless number of options you can use as a filling. We chose white peaches and raspberries. We were able to come up with a long list of fruit filling. I think we will try blackberries next!
I had read on the TWD post, that a few ladies experienced some running while baking their Galette, so when this happened to me, I didn’t worry. I may have had a small area of the crust that was thinner than others. I also read that someone rolled their galette on the parchment paper so as to not have problems with the dough ripping while moving it to the baking sheet. I was going to try that trick, but must admit, I forgot.
This galette is the perfect summer desert. The crust is light and flaky, the filling sweet, but not overly so and the size is perfect. It will be on my menu many more times.
If you would like to make this recipe for yourself, please visit our hostesses this week. Tomato Thymes in the Kitchen and The Kitchen Lioness. The recipe is on their sites and I know they would be happy that you stopped by.
As Julia would say, Bon Appetit!