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2 Galettes And a Trip to Mealku

Galette

Galette #1

I was asked to visit the office of a food website called Mealku, and thrilled that they want to feature me as a cook on their site. They needed to do a photo shoot and asked me to bring a signature dish or something that is going to give people some insight into my cooking style. Well, that’s not so easy as I am all over the map and it’s very hard to figure out what screams me when it comes to food. It’s wonderful that this is happening in the summer when fresh produce is at it’s peak and there is a bounty of fresh and delicious fruit and vegetables to choose from. I thought that making something with a pastry crust really does represent me, I am well known in my neck of the woods for my pies. I decided for transport purposes it would be easy to make a free form tart or galette. I have used Julia Childs recipe for many years and love it. The recipe allows either one large tart or two smaller. So I decided to do two small tarts, blackberry nectarine. I am also bringing some homemade vanilla ice cream. I will tell you more about Mealku in another post, it’s a very exciting and innovative venture. Galette #2 is going to my Daughter today is her birthday!!
Galette Dough
From Baking With Julia written by Dorie Greenspan
1/3 cup ice water
3 tbs sour cream, yogurt or buttermilk
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
7 tbs cold unsalted butter cut into tbs size pieces
Stir the sour cream and ice water together. Put flour, cornmeal, sugar. and salt into your mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the cold butter and toss to coat with the flour mixture. Using either your hands or a pastry cutter work the butter into the flour until it resembles large crumbs (about the size of peas) Add the sour cream/water and stir with fork to combine. Gather the dough and gently press into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. This is enough dough for 1 large or 2 smaller galette’s, if making 2, divide dough in half and wrap each individually. Dough can be frozen also for later use. Defrost in the refrigerator.
To make the galette’s generously flour your work surface, remove one of the disks and roll into a rustic looking circle, place whatever fruit or filling you like in the center and gather up the edges, leaving some of the filling exposed. Brush with egg wash or heavy cream, sprinkle with some sugar (optional). Place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before putting in the oven. Bake at 400 degree’s for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
Looks like large crumbs

Looks like large crumbs leave some pea size chunks of butter

Dough is wet but thats ok!

Dough is wet but thats ok!

Wrapped in neat packets

Wrapped in neat packets

Galette #2

Galette #2

92 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow! These look so great and delicious! Happy birthday to your daughter!

    July 8, 2013
    • Thank you so much! They turned out really nice, I just love pie in any form!!

      July 8, 2013
  2. Looks amazing! I think this would be a terrific in a mini version for dinner parties πŸ™‚

    July 8, 2013
    • Thank you, I do that sometimes. Small tarts with a scoop of ice cream, is beautiful and makes a lovely presentation for a dinner party.

      July 8, 2013
  3. Oh my gosh these look heavenly!

    July 8, 2013
  4. It’s looks (nicely) like our tarte du champsaur or Sachertorte, it seems scruptious.

    July 8, 2013
  5. These look delicious! Congratulations on that job from Mealku and happy birthday to your daughter πŸ™‚
    I just visited the Mealku website and their point system looks quite interesting. Looking forward to read more about them on your blog.

    July 8, 2013
    • Thank you Julian, it is a very interesting concept at Mealku, but it’s changing and the change is not reflected on the current website. I hope it will be successful.

      July 8, 2013
      • mealkusocial #

        We have indeed changed. Gotten quite the facelift. Please check out our site now and let us know your thoughts πŸ™‚

        July 21, 2013
      • Went to the site and it looks the same am I missing something?

        July 21, 2013
      • mealkusocial #

        Check it out πŸ™‚ https://www.mealku.com/cooks/5879/

        July 22, 2013
      • Thanks so much, yes saw the changes. Exciting, thank you!

        July 22, 2013
  6. Love your galettes – just beautiful. Happy birthday to your daughter – she’s a lucky girl to be getting a galette!

    July 8, 2013
    • Thank you, it’s not a birthday cake but will shun the conventional and give pie!!

      July 8, 2013
  7. Delicious looking galette, blackberry is one of my favorites, as you probably know :)! Can’t wait to hear about some more of your adventure.

    July 8, 2013
    • I know, this galette was inspired by you and your gorgeous blackberry pie’s and tarts. Thank you so much.

      July 8, 2013
      • Can’t wait to try Julia’s crust version!

        July 8, 2013
  8. Oh I bet that will make your daughter happy! Tell her Happy birthday please πŸ™‚ I like that you did two smaller tarts also. So thrilled that they picked you as a cook and can’t wait to hear more about it!

    July 8, 2013
    • She was happy to have the galette and I gave her a pint of my vanilla ice cream to go with, Thanks, it’s great that they liked my recipes enough to ask me to cook with them, I am looking forward to it, it’s a great concept. Thanks so much Suzie.

      July 8, 2013
  9. Beautiful . . . and YUM! Salud! :o)

    July 8, 2013
  10. What an exciting opportunity, congrats my friend πŸ˜€
    And happy birthday to your daughter!
    Both galettes look perfect for their respective occasions πŸ™‚

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    July 8, 2013
    • Thanks Uru, it’s not exactly a birthday cake but it will have to do. I think she likes it though.

      July 8, 2013
  11. Your galettes look really delicious! Happy birthday to your daughter (Cancerians rock ;-)) Congratulations on being asked by Mealku – it’s well deserved.

    July 8, 2013
    • Thank you, yes Cancerians do rock, she will hopefully enjoy the galette and ice cream and not miss having a cake. It’s so hot here I am leaving the oven off for a while.

      July 8, 2013
      • I know what you mean about avoiding the oven. My husband actually cooked steaks yesterday on the OPEN FIRE in the house when it was 35Β°C outside. It ended up being about the same temperature in the house!

        July 9, 2013
  12. Congratulations and well done on your collaboration with Mealku. πŸ˜‰

    July 8, 2013
  13. This looks delicious and beautiful. Many congrats to you!

    July 8, 2013
  14. This web site business sounds really exciting! Good luck with that.
    – Another dish I’ve been meaning to make. And I love the combination of blackberries and nectarines. There really is only so much dessert and cake I can eat in a week. However, with so much fresh fruit around it’s truly tempting πŸ™‚

    July 8, 2013
    • I didn’t even taste it, LOL, left one at Mealku and gave the other away. Love it but it wasn’t on the meal plan for me this week.

      July 8, 2013
  15. Hmmm… Blackberry nectarine tarts! Yum!!! And, happy birthday to your daughter, Suzanne! πŸ™‚

    July 8, 2013
  16. – Your galettes look absolutely delicious! Happy B’day to your daughter!
    – I wish you much luck with Mealku… don’t know about them… hope all goes well as you would like it to be. πŸ˜€

    July 8, 2013
    • Thanks so much, we’ll see how it goes. It sounds like it will be fun!

      July 8, 2013
  17. Gorgeous! And congrats, look fwd to hearing more about mealku

    July 8, 2013
    • Yes I hope to be able to say more about Mealku, it’s a really wonderful venture. Tackling food waste, feeding hungry eaters it’s a really great idea.

      July 9, 2013
  18. bec {daisy and the fox} #

    congratulations!!!
    and these galettes looks delicious! any Julia Child recipe is a fab one πŸ™‚
    and i’m with you! i looooove pastry crust!

    July 9, 2013
    • I love Julia’s recipes. They are a staple in my repertoire and I don’t tweak or adapt because they are perfect as written. Thank you so much.

      July 9, 2013
  19. Congrats on the website feature Suzanne, you rock!! This looks super delicious and straight out of a bakery. I always know I can count on your desserts to be perfect looking. I’m still drooling over your blackout cake!

    July 9, 2013
    • It is super good and you could make the dough with coconut oil, I’ve done that before. It’s a delicious dessert and with a scoop of your wonderful ice cream it would be amazing,

      July 9, 2013
  20. Happy Birthday to your daughter! And good luck with the new job!

    July 9, 2013
    • Thank you so much, it’s not really a job it is just a feature and I will be listed as one of the cooks/chefs on the site.

      July 9, 2013
  21. It goes without saying that the galettes looks scrumptuous! I’ve had a taste of your pecan pie so easily believe that you are known for your pies. No exaggeration, it was the tastiest pie I’ve tasted, truly good. Just checked out Mealku – very interesting! Hope it was fun for you to do the photo shoot and can’t wait till it’s posted. Congratulations both on being handpicked as a featured cook and the birthday of your lovely daughter. How exciting!

    July 9, 2013
    • Thank you so much, Mealku is very interesting and I can’t wait for the changes to the site to be implemented and it’s really quite wonderful to be chosen as a cook. Thanks also re the pie, they are pretty much my favorite dessert, even more than cake I think.

      July 9, 2013
  22. What a beautiful galette Suzanne! And what an amazing opportunity to work with Mealku – congrats! And happy birthday to your daughter! Hope you are having a fantastic summer. xoxo

    July 9, 2013
    • Thank you, I just love making free form tarts, there is something about them that I like even more than a pie. Summer so far has been HOT!!! not in a good way. LOL!

      July 9, 2013
  23. PSsquared #

    Yet another delicious thing I want to try. And my birthday is coming up! Oh, right, we live on opposite sides of the country. Booo! πŸ˜‰ Good luck with the new venture!

    July 9, 2013
  24. What an exciting opportunity. The galette looks and sounds amazing – I love the sour cream and cornmeal in the dough. Hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday!

    July 9, 2013
    • Thank you so much Danielle, the cornmeal and sour cream really make that crust delicious, Julia knew her stuff for sure.

      July 9, 2013
  25. How delicious sounding! It’s a beautiful galette! Will need to make one or two with some of the fresh fruit we’ve got on hand. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to hearing more on your opportunity and hope your daughter had a great birthday!
    Kenley

    July 9, 2013
    • Thanks Kenley, I love that a galette is so simple to make and takes less time in the oven than a pie, also really easy to transport. Thanks again.

      July 9, 2013
  26. I just love galettes, even more so than pies. I make an apple galette every Thanksgiving with homemade walnut butter spread below the apples Mmmm. Haven’t made an apple pie since I started making that!

    I just looked up Mealku – I love the idea of it. Can’t wait to hear more about it from you. Also – happy birthday to your daughter!

    July 9, 2013
    • Oh I do too, I make both pear and apple for the holidays every year. I too like it better than pie. Thanks so much.

      July 9, 2013
  27. Reblogged this on Egg in the Middle and commented:
    OK, here we go…berries and nectarines in a beautiful rich dough!!! I can taste it!!!

    July 9, 2013
  28. Anytime your cooking is available on mealku, I’ll be the first to snag it! It’s the first I’ve heard of the site and I love the concept.
    Your galette is beautiful – what a wonderful birthday present.

    July 9, 2013
    • You are so sweet, thank you so much. I will post when everything is live on Mealku!

      July 9, 2013
  29. Awww. Nectarine and blackberry galette. Fabulous choice. I love how your made mini pies. I’ll have to go explore Mealku.

    July 9, 2013
    • Thank you, it’s one of my favorite combinations. The small ones are definitely more manageable.

      July 10, 2013
  30. I’ve never made galettes before, but I’ve always wanted to! These look absolutely gorgeous, like something out of a bakery! πŸ™‚

    July 10, 2013
    • Thank you very much, they are easy and delicious, I hope you give it go!

      July 10, 2013
  31. Gorgeous post Suzanne. Happy birthday to your daughter!! What a gorgeous birthday treat… I’ve never made a galette but I’ve wanted to for quite a while! A beautiful way to show off Summer fruit xx

    July 10, 2013
    • Thank you, you should definitely give a galette a try, they are so simple and delicious!!

      July 10, 2013
  32. Looks amazing, Suzanne, and huge congratulations for your new achievement! Happy (belated) birthday to your daughter. πŸ™‚

    July 10, 2013
  33. Happy birthday eating at your house!! These do look exceptionally good– you’re right. This is the time of year to make these fruity desserts. thanks for the recipe!

    July 10, 2013
  34. Goodness! Does that look fabulous!! Good for you getting asked to be featured! I can’t wait to hear more about it! You go girl! πŸ˜‰

    July 11, 2013
  35. Liz #

    congrats on your well-deserved honor πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
  36. Congratulations on being featured! That is wonderful πŸ™‚ your galette look so tasty…and a happy birthday to your daughter!

    July 12, 2013
  37. These look perfect !
    And happy (belated) birthday to your daughter !

    July 12, 2013
  38. Your galette looks wonderful! And a big congrats on joining Mealku! I’m looking forward to hearing more about them here on your blog. And happy birthday to your daughter πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
    • Thanks so much Susan, I am really looking forward to working with Mealku. I love their business plan and think it will be great fun. Thanks again.

      July 12, 2013
  39. Congratulations on being selected for a feature! Well deserved – your dessert are rocking!

    July 15, 2013
  40. Your galettes are beautiful and so tempting! You chose well. Congratulations on being featured! And what a lucky daughter you have to receive one of these lovely galettes.

    July 17, 2013
  41. Congrats on your feature! I’m not surprised, your food is great! What a great pick too, those look delicious.

    July 22, 2013
    • Thank you very much, it was fun to visit Mealku and I was really happy they liked the galettes.

      July 22, 2013
  42. I do love galettes! Both looks so good and delicious! And happy belated birthday to your daughter!:)

    July 31, 2013

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