My first baking experiment in the new kitchen was a success! Last night I made a recipe for Mixed Fruit Galettes [gah-LEHT]. I saw a recipe for this rustic looking pastry on a food blog I follow, Tartelette, and decided it looked like the perfect summer treat! You should swing by Helene’s blog, she is a wonderful photographer and talented pastry chef, her recipes always make my mouth water (all of her recipes are gluten-free)! I played with her recipe for galettes and made a version that is not gluten-free, switched up the fruit, and made 4 galettes instead of 3. I always like changing recipes a bit to make them a little more my own 🙂 I promise you’ll be pleased with these galettes; they are quite tasty and satisfy that pie craving without all the hassle of making a pie! If you shy away from pastry recipes, this is a great one to try one out. The galette is meant to look rustic, so there’s no fear of not rolling out your pastry dough perfectly. In fact, the more imperfect, the better!
Mixed Fruit Galettes Print Recipe Here
Recipe Inspired by Tartlette
Makes four galettes (enough for about 8 people)
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 stick cold butter
1/4 cup cold milk beaten with 1 egg yolk
1 cup each raspberries, strawberries (hulled and sliced), and rhubarb
Juice and zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot
1/4 cup honey
Prepare the crust
Pulse together the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor until combined (you can also do this by hand). Pulse in the butter until a coarse crumb forms. Slowly stream in the cold milk & egg mixture. Pulse until the dough comes together. Turn the mixture onto a lightly floured work surface. Form into a round disk, 2-inches thick. Wrap the disk in plastic wrap and place in fridge to chill at least 30 minutes (can be refrigerated overnight).
Preheat the oven to 350F and position a rack in the center.
Prepare the filling
Add the fruit, lemon zest, lemon juice, cornstarch, and honey in a large bowl and fold to combine.
Prepare the Galette
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick liner.
Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface. You will want the dough to be about 1/8-inch thick, then cut out four 8-inch circles. Carefully place the dough circles on prepared baking sheet. Spoon the fruit filling in the center of the circles, leaving a 2-inch border around the pastry. Fold up the edges of the pastry, pleating with your fingers. Perfection isn’t expected 🙂
Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes until the galettes are turning golden brown. Cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
In other news, we have a garden at our new house!
I wish I wouldn’t have bought strawberries at the grocery store the other day, because look what I picked today:
Our garden needs a lot of work, we’re hoping it’s nice out this weekend so we can clean it up a bit and add some new herbs to it! I’ll keep you posted on the progress!