Since the Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia group posts on alternate Tuesdays, I thought maybe I could use the "off Tuesdays" to post rewinds that they have already made and that I missed out on along the way. The recipe I made this week is Berry Galette on page 377 of Baking with Julia. You can also find the recipe on the blogs of the hostesses for this week, Lisa of Tomato Thymes in the Kitchen and Garden, click here for the recipe, and Andrea of The Kitchen Lioness, click here. (And if you think it is going to be a short read over at Andrea's blog, think again, she has wonderful photos/recipes of her life in Germany, go visit her blog soon!) The recipe was contributed to the book by baker Flo Braker.
Pies are Mark's favorites, Galettes would be a second favorite. I always forget how easy it is to make a galette. This one was no exception. The dough comes together nicely and sits in the frig for a bit to firm up (I left it there for 6 hours and it was quite nice in that amount of time).
Once the dough is chilled, it rolls like a dream...I think that it is the easiest-rolling (that's a word, right, if I hyphenate it? lol) dough I have every made actually. Once the dough is rolled, it is just a matter of plopping on some fruit, molding the dough up over it partially, and baking it. (Read the directions, there are a couple more steps but none of them any trouble or time.)
It was delicious, the crust, the filling, all of it. I would use this as my go-to galette recipe from now on actually. I had one small sliver and Mark ate the rest...did I mention that he ate it all within 16 hours? Yes, he did, he liked it that much. Guess I better not make it too often, but definitely repeats would be in order.
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