Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TWD - I'm working on it, the new baby HAS slowed me down - summer fruit galette

"Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

[Jesus] called a little child and had him stand among them.   And He said: 

"I tell you the truth, unless you change
and become like little children, 
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 
Therefore, whoever humbles himself 
like this child is the greatest
in the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:1-4

I'm really looking forward to getting my galettes made.  Emily and I made the pastry, and it's in the refrigerator chilling.  Now making pastry with Emily is a challenge. Her key phrase is "Try?!" I'm making it with rhubarb and cherries, and they are cut up and in bowls.  The rhubarb is from my garden, and I hope it's good. The cherries were $2.33 per pound, and as I love cherries and they are usually $6 per pound, that seemed like too good of a deal to pass up. I even have the oven warming up.  But I'm tired and slow.


So here it finally is done. It's small because I made two of them from the ingredients for one. I'm going to give the other one to Sarah. I simply took the recipe and divided it all up. I didn't measure the size of the pastry when rolled out, I just rolled it out. One of the galettes has my home made strawberry jam on the bottom, and the other has a low sugar apricot jam, because that's what was in the refrigerator.

Well we finally ate the galette and the family's reaction was amazing. Riley thought that the galette was epic, Corey said that if she never has another piece of my galette again she will have no joy in her life, and Annie said that I had just taken my pie making abilities up a notch. As for me I thought it was fantastic ... and so easy to make.

So just incase any one is interested it what exactly did I make, here's my version of the summer galette.

Cherry Rhubarb Galette

Dorie's pastry, which was in fact just about the same as mine, divided in two pieces and chilled

Ingredients per galette

1 heaping tablespoon of my strawberry jam
1 graham cracker square, crushed with the rolling pin
4 1/2 ounces of rhubarb, diced rather small
1 tablespoon sugar
6 ounces of sweet juicy cherries, pitted and left as whole as possible

ingredients for the custard

3 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Cut two pieces of parchment in a square.
Flour up a disc of pastry, place on a square of parchment, and roll out as big as is reasonable.
Place the pastry, which is on the parchment, onto a very flat pie plate or on a baking sheet.
I used a flat pie plate because I didn't want a mess in the oven.
Using the back of a spoon, spread the jam on the center half of the pastry.
Sprinkle on the crushed graham cracker, and then spread on the rhubarb.
Sprinkle the tablespoon of sugar over the rhubarb.
Pile on the cherries, then fold up the edges of the dough.
Bake for 22 minutes.
While the galette is baking mix up the custard.
When the time is up, take out of the oven and carefully spoon on 1/2 the custard for each galette.
Put back into the oven for about 15 minutes.
Cool just a bit, and eat!

My youngest daughter, Sarah, who will be 28 next month, and her first child, Joshua Caleb, who's not yet one day old.

"There are two ways to live your life
 - one is as though nothing is a miracle, 
the other is as though everything is a miracle." 
Albert Einstein


Teanna said...

Congratulations on the new addition to the family! He is absolutely gorgeous!

And your galette is gorgeous as well :) I love the comment " if she never has another piece of my galette again she will have no joy in her life" hahaha!

Pamela said...

Congrats to you on the beautiful and blessed new addition to your family. I'm impressed you got the galettes done with that gorgeous little distraction on your mind!

Elle said...

Congrats on the new baby! A granchild is the perfect reason for life to slow down a bit. Your daughter looks lovely, too. God bless all of you.

Barbara said...

Congratulations on the new grandchild! Good for you for finding time to bake -- although, please be sure to find time to rest and to enjoy the baby, too.

I made two smaller galettes, too. They were wonderful! Glad your family liked them!

Anonymous said...

those gallets were absolutely scrumptious... You must do them more often.