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Bake Together-Creamy Blackberry,Raspberry,Basil Galette

I am excited about this months Bake Together, Abby’s challenge this month is pie, Very Berry Mini Pies to be exact. As always we follow the basic premise of the recipe but are given the freedom to make it our own. My submission is one of my favorite spring/summer combinations, blackberry and basil. I make gelato, simple syrup and what ever I can from this flavorful combination.I decided to make small galette’s (free form tarts) and fill with blackberries and raspberries folded into a mascarpone basil cream. The crust is my go to pie crust from Julia Child and instead of vegetable shortening I use leaf lard. These sweet little galettes are creamy, loaded with berries and really delicious. Thanks Abby for another great challenge.

The Dough:

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup cake flour

1 tsp salt

6 oz cold unsalted butter (I used cultured) cut into pieces

4 tbs cold leaf lard or shortening cut into pieces

1/2 cup ice cold water

Add the flour and salt to food processor and pulse twice. Add the butter, lard or shortening and pulse until it resembles crumbs, pour into mixing bowl and add the water. Gently mix to combine. Divide into two discs, cover in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour.


2 pints blackberries

1 pint raspberries (red or black)

4 basil leaves rolled and cut chiffonade

1 egg yolk

1/2 cup mascarpone

1/3 cup sugar

2 tbs flour

pinch of salt

zest of 1 lemon

Add the mascarpone, egg yolk, basil, sugar,lemon zest, flour Β and salt to mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the berries and fold in. Refrigerate until ready to use

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Divide the dough into 8 pieces. On floured surface roll a piece of the dough into a round that is approximately 7-8 inches in diameter. Spoon some of the blackberry mixture into the middle of the round and bring the sides up leaving a little of the berries exposed. Continue until you have 8 galettes’s. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

When the galette’s are chilled, bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, brush with warmed apricot jam (optional) and let cool on a rack until ready to serve.

32 Comments Post a comment
  1. ooh basil and blackberries, I like the sound of the combination and I just want to dive into that pie crust. It looks so good and inviting. I haven’t made Julia’s recipe before, but I’m thinking I might have to dig that up!

    June 6, 2012
    • It really is I make all sorts of different concoctions with it. Julia’s recipe is the best, I used it because it’s very similar to Abby’s and I always have outstanding results. Flaky, tender and delicious. The galette’s are not too sweet and I plan on having with a scoop if ice cream. Thank you so much!

      June 6, 2012
  2. Oh I love combining herbs and fruit! This looks wonderfully delicious, and beautiful photo!! I’m looking forward to playing with Abby’s theme this month too πŸ™‚

    June 6, 2012
    • Thank you so much, yes herbs and fruit and such a wonderful combo. I just love bake together. I get to put my thinking cap on!

      June 6, 2012
  3. Love the flavors of berries, herb, mascarpone and the flaky dough… made into a galette. I’ve been looking for leaf lard and can’t seem to find – I suppose I should order it on line. I’ve missed the last 2 baketogether, maybe it’s time to make a pie πŸ™‚

    June 6, 2012
    • Thank you so much, it’s a really lovely combination and I have to admit I love pie especially fruit pies.

      June 6, 2012
  4. Oh the blackberries and basil combo, delish! Come August I have loads of blackberries, I love them. Even the dogs pick them off and eat them πŸ™‚ Oh, and your sorbet was calling my name all day, I broke down and ordered an ice-cream maker. Your recipe is first in line and I can’t wait!

    June 6, 2012
    • How lucky you are to have blackberry bushes. When I was growing up we had all sorts of berry bushes and it was wonderful. So glad you ordered the ice cream maker, for me it’s indispensable. Thank you so much.

      June 6, 2012
  5. Bevi #

    This looks heavenly! I made blueberry basil jam last year and loved it. It’s on the list for this year as well.

    June 6, 2012
    • Thank you, I really love berries and herbs together, your jam sounds amazing!!

      June 6, 2012
  6. I love your bake together posts! This galette looks so cute and delicious with wonderful flavours involved πŸ˜€


    June 6, 2012
    • Thank you so much, it is cute!! love little pies. The flavors really go well together, love fresh berries.

      June 6, 2012
  7. vivilinh #

    probably is DELICIOUS with some vanilla ice cream πŸ™‚

    June 6, 2012
  8. Lovely job! I love berries and herbs together. I also loooove a galette since they’re so very easy to make. You and I are actually very much on the same wave length for this month’s baketogether… I went the galette route also (shhh!) but haven’t posted yet. Love your use of mascarpone! So unique and sounds so tasty.

    June 6, 2012
    • I can’t wait to see your galette, I think blackberries are my favorite berry and they go so well with basil. Thank you so much!

      June 7, 2012
  9. What a lovely combination of flavours! I haven’t used basil enough in sweets but I can imagine what a wonderful flavour it would add! πŸ™‚

    June 7, 2012
    • Thank you so much Lorraine, last year was the first time I paired basil and berry and was happily surprised at how delicious they are together.

      June 7, 2012
  10. These little galettes look scrumptious! Berries and basil pair so well together. What a creative take on Abby’s recipe! I’m excited for this month’s challenge, too.

    June 7, 2012
    • Thanks so much Hannah, no streusel topping but it has the berries which are the stars. I really look forward to your submission

      June 7, 2012
  11. Oh my, that looks divine. I have to try this!

    June 8, 2012
    • Thank you very much Jennifer, I can’t wait to see what Abby made you do this month!!

      June 8, 2012
  12. Lovely; I love galettes and this sounds superb! I’m concocting a cocktail using both blackberry and basil simple syrups…they are SO good together aren’t they?

    June 8, 2012
    • Thank you so much, yes absolutely delicious together, cant’t wait to see your cocktail, I make the BB simple syrup every year and need new ways to use it.

      June 8, 2012
  13. Gorgeous Galette!!! I am going to try your recipe, it looks fabulous πŸ™‚ Blackberry and Sage and wonderful together too, but Blackberry and Basil and equally fantastic. Thanks so much for posting your creation, I love the bake together so much too.

    June 11, 2012
    • Thank you so much Wendy, I just saw your creation also and was torn between the peach,raspberry and blackberry but my decision was made when I couldn’t get descent peaches. I too really love bake together it not only get’s the creative juices flowing but has introduced me to so many talented and wonderful cooks, thank you again.

      June 11, 2012
  14. This recipe is so up my alley it’s not even funny! Don’t know why it took my so long to make it over to your blog…it’s lovely πŸ˜‰

    June 12, 2012
  15. jamielifesafeast #

    Beautiful! Now I need to make a galette! I’ve never baked a sweet dessert with basil but am intrigued…and blackberries and raspberries are the best! Too pretty! I love seeing what everyone does with the same recipe!

    June 13, 2012
    • Thanks so much Jamie, I love making galettes, so easy to do. The Blackberry and basil combo is delicious, really one of my favorites. I know, I too really love seeing all the variations of the same recipe.

      June 13, 2012
  16. petit4chocolatier #

    This sounds and looks scrumptious. Basil, rasberries, and blackberries, oh my!

    July 29, 2012
    • Thank you the combo is delicious. I really love blackberry and basil and make a syrup that I use in so many different ways.

      July 29, 2012

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