Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie)
These nectarines and pluots are perfect. And the galette makes them even better.

Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie)
For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie event, Michelle from Michelle in Colorado Springs selected Summer Fruit Galette on pages 366 - 367 of Dorie's book.

Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie) Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie) Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie)
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A few entries ago, I made this crust for the blueberry pie. Here's what I did...mind you, I don't know if I'm doing this correctly... Measure dry ingredients and place in the food processor unit (with blade). Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in freezer with the butter and shortening (on separate plate). Process together until small bits appear. Slowly add ice water (from a container of water with 4-5 ice cubes in it). When dough will clump together in your hand, dump onto plastic wrap - it will look loose. Use the plastic wrap to gather together (you can see little flecks of fat in the dough). Let chill in refrig.

Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie)
After a nice rest in the refrig, I rolled out the dough, covered it with plastic and left it chilling overnight.

Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie)
The next morning, I place some apricot jam and graham cracker crumbs on the dough. I used 4 nectarines and 2 pluots from my farmer's market. Fold over the sides and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

Summer Fruit Galette (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Midway through, I added some custard filling. I used less than half of the filling...and just waited for it to bake! This was delicious! I want to try it with a dozen different fruits.

Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

P.S. I just got back from a great library conference (Digipalooza 2008) in Cleveland. As Drew Carey says, Cleveland Rocks! I had a great time at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum - Reading a letter by college freshman Madonna is classic, and Jimi Hendrix's childhood drawing of a UCLA Football player (Go Bruins!) is the best. And I won a Creative MP3 player! You know that one house on the street that all the kids go to on Halloween because they give the best candy? Well, Digipalooza is THAT conference and more. Excellent panels and presenters (really, I learned a ton!), yummy food, embossed swag, fun outings, and the killer part...full-size Snicker bars at breaks. :)

However, I came back to Los Angeles with a cold and a very unhappy cat who I am trying to get to take 28 antibiotics...and she's putting up a fierce fight. Greenie pill pockets? She thought they were frozen pizza and turned her nose at those. Cocktail of liquid antibiotics? It was sugarfree Rock Star to her (Remember this Brian?) and spit it out...all over my duvet cover. I'm down to trying this kitty-TMJ inducing technique but it's not going well. I'll let you know how my recently diagnosed kidney-disease kitty is doing later...
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35 comments:

SiHaN said... [Reply to comment]

i'm so jealous of your thin crust! It looks splendid! especially with the fruits and custard on top. Good job!

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

Those are some fruit glamour shots! Beautiful galette.

ostwestwind said... [Reply to comment]

This looks so delicious!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Marie said... [Reply to comment]

Ohh your galette looks wonderful! What a great combination!

Natashya said... [Reply to comment]

Your galette looks yummy, I haven't tried pluots yet, I keep looking for them.
Sounds like you had fun on your trip, hope kitty is feeling better.

moowiesqrd said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! I LOVE pluots. All the best of luck with your kitty! Our sly dog knew that the chunks (banana, etc.) we were feeding him had pills in them, so he'd eat around them. What worked for us was hard colby jack cheese with a hole drilled in the middle and the pill tucked in. He couldn't resist the cheese, so he gulped it. However, I don't think that works with little mouths, but I hope you find something and that your kitty feels better!

Susie Homemaker said... [Reply to comment]

look at you and your stunning pix!! wow!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

This looks great! I love the picture with the piled up fruit...really beautiful!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious! I'm sure just about any fruit would work.

jamie said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh mary... i think this wins the prize for most delectable goody so far this summer. maybe it's because i'm in the middle of a farmers' market pluot binge myself. (they've been soooo amazing the last few weeks!)

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I love that first picture! The color of the fruit and the plate and the outdoors, it is breathtaking. great job!

confectiona said... [Reply to comment]

I love your photos, especially that top one. It looks delicious!

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

Your galette looks amazing! I've been wanting to try pluots for a while, glad they worked well for you! Sounds like you had a great conference, sorry about your poor kitty, I hope she is feeling better soon :)

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Hehe - pluots are just fun to say. It's one of the few hybrid fruits I'm willing to try.

Prudy said... [Reply to comment]

Welcome back to LA. Did you feel the earthquake? I'm here on a roadtrip.
Beautiful pictures of that galette. Pretty as can be.

Christine said... [Reply to comment]

Your crust is perfect. I wish mine looked like that. Beautiful galette!

Tammy said... [Reply to comment]

wow, that looks great!

Jaime said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful galette! i've never had a pluot...but would love to try them

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yes! I felt the earthquake! I was at the library and it is about 20-30 miles from the the epicenter. We evacuated for a bit, but everything was okay. A few of my co-workers experienced their first LA earthquake.

Heather B said... [Reply to comment]

It looks delicious! Great job!

Erin said... [Reply to comment]

Your galette looks beautiful! I love your selection of fruit and jam- it sounds delicious!

Claudia said... [Reply to comment]

The crust of your galette looks perfect! The colour of the nectarines is so appetizing!

Carol Peterman said... [Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous slice of summer just sitting there in a delicious looking crust!
Ah, the pet medication delivery conundrum. I used to shoot liquid meds down my dogs gullet with a needle-less syringe. It worked great if the tip of the syringe was far enough back in his throat. Once the delivery was complete it was critical to hold the trap shut until there was definite swallowing, otherwise I would be wearing the medicine and wiping it off the walls and ceiling. It was best accomplished as a two person operation. Good luck.

Liliana said... [Reply to comment]

Your galette looks wonderful! Beautiful photos!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I love the photos and the use of pluots. Yum!

Rigby said... [Reply to comment]

Your galette looks wonderful! I like that you didn't slice the fruit too much, I may have to try that if I make it again.

Lynnylu said... [Reply to comment]

The nectarines and pluots look wonderful. Nice looking galette!

CB said... [Reply to comment]

Oh man! I love all those butter bits in the dough. Butter makes everything better. LOL. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

You did a really great job! It looks delicious. I loved this one, too.

Tara said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely!!! So pretty!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

What an awesome job...I had much better luck with my pie then with the galette as my substitutions weren't in order..nice to see what it really should have looked like!!!

rainbowbrown said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful galette! And from a person who is madly in love with the very idea of books, not to mention libraries, the conference sounded marvelous. Poor kitty. Give her a scratch for me.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

That first photo with the galette slice...wow, perfection!

I hope both you and your kitty are feeling better.

Barbara said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely! I have that same tupperware rolling-out sheet that you do. Handy, isn't it?

Very best wishes to your kitty and you.

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful job on the galette! I love nectarines and pluots--sounds like a great combination.

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