Sunday, February 08, 2009

recipe-a-week #6: blueberry galette

This was the easiest thing to make, and was delicious. Back into my usual way of doing things, I didn't measure anything for the filling (I just mixed a couple cups of frozen blueberries with a teensy bit of sugar and a bit of cornstarch). The crust, though, I do have a recipe for. It was written down by me (from this Saipua post) and it isn't from one of my cookbooks, but I'll count it as one of my weekly recipes, since technically it was on paper. I know, it's a stretch.

Galette Dough

1 1/4 cups of flour
1 /2 cup cold butter
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Blend until butter is in fine crumbs.

Gradually add in 1/4 cup cold water until dough holds together in a ball. Form into a disk, and cover, then refrigerate for one hour. Then roll it out, and add whatever filling you like - savoury, sweet, cheesy - anything goes! Just turn the edges of the crust up around before baking, and bake until it's done (maybe 25-30 minutes-ish.)

There's a recipe for a blueberry filling here. I turned up my nose when I read that the recipe is from Gourmet magazine and it calls for refrigerated pie dough. Ugh. I think I'll soon try it with a savoury vegetable filling - yum!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie!!

MY daughter makes a yummy portabella/goat cheese galette that is very yummy!!! But she does cheat and use the PC butter dough from the freezer section. I will give her your dough recipe and I bet she'll make it from scratch too!! She sautes some onions and the mushrooms till they carmelize. Puts grated mozza on the dough...then the suated onions and mushrooms, topped with chunks of goat chesse.....bakes it and YUM!!!I love your blog....Connie

Sebrina said...

well that looks yummy!

sherrieg said...

Oooh, Connie, that sounds delicious! I will definitely have to try that combo - those are two of my favourite things to eat!

Barb said...

Sherrie, this sounds delicious. I'll have to try it. Barb

Sarah C said...

Mmm...I was planning to make a crumble this week, but I think I'm going to have to try a galette now. That looks so yummy!

Anonymous said...

When we get our blueberry harvest this summer, I am so making these! (I'm with you: I also turn up my nose at recipes that call for store-bought pie crusts.)

Stephanie said...

This looks lovely. I totally want to make it. Soon.

Alli said...

mmm....blueberries! I have a ton of Nova Scotia wild blueberries in my freezer and this is just the recipe for them! Thanks for this! :)