This week for our Tuesday’s With Dorie Bake- Michelle from Michelle in Colorado Springs selected …
Summer Fruit Galette on pages 366 – 367.
Don’t get me wrong. I love to bake. But, oh my goodness! I have been so busy since returning from holidays. I made the dough for the crust 3 days ago and have just been trying to get an hour or so to knock the rest off. And to end the ramble, I am so glad I did.
I got a chance to use my pastry bag. That gadget has some promise. I am so glad I made this pastry in Europe and have determined that environment has a lot to do with pastry happiness. There is no way I am lattice-ing a pie crust here unless I get a super air con.
Now, it is not summer in Darwin. So I thought using some of the apples that my boys have developed TERRIBLE habits in half eating. Here is an example of their handy work.
So I cut out the nibbled bits and cooked them up a bit (as per Sherry Yards recipe that was used for the Daring Bakers challenge last month. Dories recipe was based around stone fruit and I was concerned the apples wouldn’t have a chance to cook up properly, I wanted my apples to be tender but not mush. Then for a summer touch I added a couple of handfuls of frozen blueberries.
The custard firmed up in the 12 minutes suggested but almost melted into the filling to add a lovely mouth feel and taste.
I used my fancy Jamie Oliver silicone tart pan but the pastry was so flaky it started cracking and breaking on un molding so I gave up and served from the pan.
This was not my most photogenic Dorie recipe. But, it was very yummy. The In-Laws who are visiting also gave it the thumbs up. My mother in law Wendy who does have a history of pushing the pastry to the side ate every last crumb, and for that matter so did I!