Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD): Berry Galette
August 7, 2012 § 18 Comments
Tuesdays will become much sweeter around here. I’ve succumbed to the lure of the Tuesdays with Dorie baking group, in part because I need some new recipe ideas and because I also need some discipline. Being a member means you have to post on specific Tuesdays. I had to buy the cookbook Baking with Julia, and my post has to essentially be drafted out, photo-edited, and lined up to go by Monday night. I like the chop-chop no-nonsense approach of a deadline to keep me focused and on task. I can’t be the only food blogger out there who, at times, has come up with a thousand reasons to not sit in front of the computer or drag the rolling pin out.
So, this berry galette is my first recipe as part of the TWD group and if you’ve ever tried a recipe from a new book and been disappointed (happens more often than it should), you’ll be happy to know this one was a winner. Though, mine did come out rather small-ish, maybe just enough for the two of us plus a friend. I definitely would consider using the entire dough recipe next time for a larger crowd. But my-oh-my this is a beautiful way to use up summer berries and if you’re lucky to have any – local honey.
Despite the book’s recommendation to eat the galette the same day it is made, I had to save mine for the next. It was late by the time I took Jim to the airport, and the light was gone for a good photo. This shot is my attempt at the food still-life that he is so talented at capturing. I am clumsy with his fancy Canon camera. I miss the way he sets up the tripod and backdrop, making me feel like this personal little hobby of mine means the world to him at the time.
One day later and this small pocket of melted fruit is still delicious. I dusted some sugar on top and nestled a scoop of ice cream on the side. It tasted tart and sweet and buttery. My darling – if you’re reading this miles away from home: you would have been so proud. You would have asked for more.
P.S. The recipe can be found in Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan, or visit the following links (this week’s hosts):