Friday, June 21, 2013

FFWD ~ Sablé Breton Galette with Berries

Sablé Breton Galette with Berries

Summer officially begins today, as the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year.  This year's summer solstice also stands out because, it will be followed shortly after by the largest “supermoon”. 
Since summer is finally upon us, it’s time to celebrate, and do something to welcome those long warm days of the season.  Maybe enjoy a day at the beach…I crave those long relaxing days of sitting on the sand, reading a great mystery!  Or a picnic might be more your style!  I love packing a simple lunch to enjoy outdoors. However, you could just bake this wonderful Sablé Breton Galette with Berries. It’s this weeks pick for French Friday’s and, is a perfect way to welcome in the summer season.  This galette just screams summer!  A lovely buttery sable cookie crust (french shortbread), with lemon curd and lots and lots of fresh berries.

Lovely to look at and delicious to eat
First, make your Sablé cookie crust. Whisk together flour and baking powder. In the bowl of the stand mixer, beat the butter until soft and creamy. Then add the sugar, salt, and beat for a few more minutes. Now add the egg and beat another minute.  Reduce the speed, add the flour mixture, and mix only until blended. The dough will be very soft. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. When ready, roll out the dough or, pat into prepared tart pan.  Bake for 40 minutes or until nicely browned.
To assemble, spread with lemon curd and arrange the berries on top. I used store bought lemon curd but you could make your own.
The internet is full of lovely fresh berry desserts, to help you welcome in the summer, but if your only going to try one, this is the one!!  An absolute winner!  Easy, delicious and impressive!  Happy Friday everyone! And Happy Summer!

This recipe can be found in Dorie’s Newsletter July 2009.

This one was a winner
Sooooo Good!
Happy Summer everyone!  Hope your days are filled with fields of Sunflowers!



29 comments:

  1. So gorgeous, Kathy! Perfect for the 4th!

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  2. Beautiful galette! This is the perfect dessert for summer!

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  3. Happy Summer to you Kathy!
    Your galette looks like it came right from the bakery right out of a pink box! I'm thinking this may be my dessert of the Summer, we loved this recipe ;-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Delicioso me encantan los berries,saludos y abrazos.

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  5. This WAS a winner!
    Happy Summer :-)

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  6. Kathy, believe it or not, this amazingly gorgeous galette is something that is in my s-I-law's uncle's pastry shop in Italy. It truly belongs in the pastry shop window and would no stay there long!

    Love the light cookie crust, the luscious cream, and the berries so artistically layered. Totally droolworthy and delicious.
    Happy summer to you too!

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  7. I realize now that I could have prepare the whole "tart" and just cut it, but I wasn't sure it would work that way. Yours looks
    fantastic and this is so perfect for this time of the year with all the fresh fruit available. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Looks like a delicious recipe to keep on hand for the fourth of July.

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  9. Bookmarked! It looks fabulous

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  10. It´s look like the best sweet summer pizza Kathy, gorgeous! We´ve officially started winter here, so fresh berries are hard to come by... have a great weekend!

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  11. Kathy, very pretty looking Sablé Breton with those delicious strawberries and blueberries and lemon curd - what a delightful treat this recipe was and from what I have read in all the other posts, we will see many a repeat performance of this lovely recipe! I really enjoyed it as well!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  12. o My...I am dying...this is so berry delicious! The first photo has really got me!

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  13. You are so right, this is perfect for a summer picnic. Happy Summer Solstice, Kathy! Your tart looks fantastic. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Beautiful looking galette my friend :D
    Delicious berries!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  15. Oh Kathy! what a fabulous job you did with this - the galette is simply stunning :))
    Mary x

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  16. Oh, Kathy, what a beautiful and happy Post and what a beautiful galette. Love your berry design. It is Saturday night here in Aspen and I am just reading this Post and am interested in the Supermoon. I went to your link and read about it. (It's 9:15pm in Colorado and isn't even dark yet.) Since I am an early riser I will try to catch the moon at its described full phase when it will be the closest and largest ‘supermoon’ of the year. I don't know the rules at The Gant at being outside on the lawn in your bathroom at 5am trying to find the Supermoon but I will find out! If I get kicked out of here, I'll come east and sit on the beach with you and read. (Am into Hosseni's "And the Mountains Echoed" so I need some down time.) Loved your tart and loved this week's recipe.

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  17. I skipped the glaze. It looks amazing on the galette!

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  18. I've seen this recipe on a few blogs, and I'm so tempted to try it! What a perfect way to enjoy the fruit of the season.

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  19. Stunning, stunning presentation and your gorgeous photos are just perfect ! I love how you arranged your berries- I would really like to try that when I make this galette. I missed preparing this one but did enjoy eating (too many:) of Nana's amazing results. A fabulous recipe and tribute to summer indeed !!

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  20. Lovely. You did a beautiful job on the top.

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  21. This is a beautiful dessert! And perfect with the first strawberries coming in now!

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  22. Yours is the poster child for this recipe. It is so iconic!

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  23. Loved the photos :) Happy Summer Days for you and your readers!

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  24. Looks incredible!! I really need to get that book!!

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  25. Stunning Kathy! I do have this book - must bookmark this recipe. I love lemon curd and berries.

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  26. You make everything look so stellar, but this is particularly disturbing, I must put this together asap. Love love love your post on this.

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  27. You have decorated your galette beautifully. I adore the photo of the sunflowers - I wish that I was there.

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