Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TWD ~ Baking with Julia Berry Galette

Yummy Berry Galette…this would be great with so many different combos…what next?

This week our pick for Tuesdays with Dorie ~ Baking with Julia was, a Berry Galette.  When I saw this recipe, I knew immediately the fruit I would use in my galette... Blackberries!!  My garden is sprouting beautiful big juicy blackberries! Not enough for a pie yet but, plenty for the galette.  I decided to add a peach to the berries…because I love that combination!

Some of my berries
Yesterday morning, I started out by making the crust, using my food processor. It made mixing this dough quite easy. The dough calls for flour and cornmeal, placed in the bowl of the food processor, with the salt and sugar.  I then added three tablespoons of plain yogurt, mixed with about ¼ cup of ice water. I went light on the water, watching the consistency of the dough.  At first this dough was a bit sticky. However, after sprinkling with a bit of flour it was fine.  When I finished mixing I made two disks, wrapped them in plastic wrap, and refrigerated them for several hours.  This dough not only came together easily, but rolled out beautifully!
When it was time to put the galette together,  I followed a tip from the Ps&Qs on rolling this dough out.  Shiloh of Cheese with Noodles suggested rolling out the dough on parchment paper…it was a great idea and it worked out perfectly.  I mixed 1¼ cups of blackberries with one sliced peach,  spread them on the dough, sprinkled on the sugar and pulled up the crust.  The crust was a little soft so, I'm really glad I rolled it out on the parchment. This was a perfect way for lifting the dough to the baking pan and, baking as directed. 
This week my grandchildren are visiting, so my house has turned into Camp Grandma, and this is a perfect dessert for us to enjoy with a scoop of ice cream!! 

If you would like to see this recipe, please visit my friend Andrea of The Kitchen Lioness and Lisa of Tomato Thymes in the Kitchen our lovely hosts for this week!!

Mixing the dough in the food processor 
The rolled dough with the fruit spread on top
Ready to be baked
Want a piece??
Lovely and delicious!! 

36 comments:

  1. This is a combination of fruits I would really like to try this summer. Beautiful galette Kathy! Enjoy the grandkids!

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  2. Blackberry and Peach Galette - delicious:) You did a beautiful job! Have fun with the grandkids:)

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  3. Yes, I want a piece! I love these simple rustic pies. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. A scoop of ice cream was the PERFECT was to enjoy this.
    Enjoy "camp Grandma"!

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  5. I've been seeing these galettes getting posted quite a bit this week and each and every one of them looks so good. This is fantastic. You're making me drool here!

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  6. Love these little fruit fille galettes, Kathy! Lora made it too for the Dorie challenge. Would love a nice piece of yours...looks so scrumptious, and delicious!

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  7. How fabulous does your tart look? I love the bright yellow among the darker berries.

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  8. I had blackberries from my own yard for one of the galettes we made, too. Lovely having fruit right there (even if the bush itself is attacking our bay tree and must be destroyed!). I bet Camp Grandma is especially great at your house!

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  9. Beautiful. Looks very tasty. Great photography.

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  10. This was one delicious dessert. Your photos are amazing. I'll make this often.

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  11. Peach & berries is for me the perfect combo.
    We loved the galette and will rebake it.
    Thank you for all the lovely pictures.

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  12. Peach and berries are just dreamy this time of year. Yes, I do want a piece of your gorgeous galette! Ours is all gone and looks like I'll have to bake some more this weekend;)

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  13. That's so cool you have your own blackberries! Also, I love the parchment paper idea. I could have used that.

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  14. This galette must taste all the better when your own blackberries are involved no? Delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  15. Yes, I DO want a piece!! :) Looks gorgeous, Kathy!

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  16. o yes, I would love the combo of berries and stone fruit too. The galette looks marvelous.

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  17. it looks so tasty! I like the idea of "wrapping" this cake

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  18. Oh to have my own blackberries!! This would make a perfect tea party dish with Grandkids.

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  19. Oh I am so jealous of blackberries in the garden! Your galette looks great.

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  20. Oooh, yours looks wonderful, Kathy! And lucky you with the fresh blackberries to come :) I'm sure your grandchildren love visiting Camp Grandma...so fun.

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  21. Really though, what isn't perfect with ice cream? Your galette looks perfect.

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  22. A perfect dessert for Camp Grandma! I'm sure they loved it. Looks lovely!

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  23. I want a piece too... Looks amazing Kathy!

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  24. Camp Grandma...cute name...your galette looks wonderful.

    Carmen
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  25. What a gorgeous galette! Filled with such deliciousness!

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  26. My blackberries usually produce poorly but are having a great year this year! This looks soooo good!

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  27. Lovely galette! The mix of fruits is not only tasty but really pretty to look at. I always love purple & orange together!

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  28. Kathy, well, have a wonderful time with your grand-children, it is so nice to read that they are visiting you! I am sure you are all having one wonderful time and I am sure that you all enjoyed your beautiful Galettes!

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  29. Hi Kathy! I smiled when I read camp grandma! Your baking with Julia berry galettes came at the right time;-)
    Your photos look beautiful! Pass the ice cream...

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  30. Beautiful crostata! Happy summer baking!

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  31. I'd love a piece Kathy. Your Galette looks lovely. I too appreciate the goodness of peaches and raspberries. I'm sure your bounty will produce many other raspberry goodies. I can't wait!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  32. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, you are so so soooooooooo lucky to have these amazing Fresh berries, LOVE IT :D

    XoXo
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  33. Gorgeous galette! Am back from vacation and catching up over here as to what you have been doing since I have been gone...quite a lot of lovely looking things! This is truly a wonderful looking dessert...you photo it so well.

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  34. You are so lucky to have blackberries growing in your garden. The peach and blackberry combination sounds lovely, and wow, what a golden crust you have!

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  35. This rustic galette looks perfect Kathy! I would love to try blackberries, I have never tried them as they cannot be found in Greece so easily!

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