Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TWD - Summer Fruit Galette


This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by Michelle from Michelle in Colorado Springs and is summer fruit galette. Well, it is not particularly summery here in NZ at the moment, but I still liked the idea of a summer fruit galette. It may seem odd, but I actually don’t like stoned fruit other than plums and cherries, but I felt like making something sunny looking after the stormy weekend we had, so I used a can of apricot halves.

The galette used Dorie’s Good For Everything pastry, which was also used in the blueberry pie a few weeks ago. The recipe has shortening in it and last time I used kremelta instead, but this time I decided to use all butter. After resting and rolling out the pastry, you spread the base with jam, top with crushed graham crackers and your fruit, bake for about 25 minutes and then pour over a little custard made with melted butter, sugar and an egg.



I chose home made apricot jam to go with my apricots which gave a real apricoty flavour. We don’t have Graham crackers in NZ, so I used a couple of crushed up girl guide biscuits to crumble over the jam. I guess this is to absorb some of the juices from the fruit. I drained the apricots in a sieve before I placed them on the galette. The custard part was a yummy addition – it was almost like frangipane but without the ground nuts. My only comment is that it made way too much for the size of my tart (I was a bit lazy and didn’t roll the pastry out as thinly as I probably should have so my galette was smaller than it might have been) and I ended up tipping most of it down the waste disposal. The idea is good though.



The galette was delicious. I almost couldn’t wait for it to cool down enough to try a slice. I softly whipped some cream to go with it and it was perfect - I think it is the pie crust which makes the galette so good. The pastry would even be good just spread with jam and baked and eaten with whipped cream!

See what the other TWDers thought here.

25 comments:

Jules Someone said...

That looks amazing! No more throwing away the custard! Ice cream. Think ice cream.

rainbowbrown said...

It looks beautiful. Great job making it with limited resources! Aces.

PheMom said...

Yum! An apricot version sounds great!

Susie Homemaker said...

yum - looks so good!

The Food Librarian said...

Looks delicious! I'm hungry all over again!

Pamela said...

It looks great, you did a nice job. I love the dough recipe! It is just so darned good.

Jacque said...

It looks fabulous with the apricots!

SiHaN said...

right on! i agree with you totally about the pie dough. hehe.

at the very least, your custard stayed in pretty well. and it looks gorgeous! Cheers!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Oh yes I agree! Way to much custard for the galette, and we made ours the correct size!?!?!?

And I totally agree with it being good with jam and whipped cream.......heaven!

Hannah

Marie said...

Your galette looks fabulous! You really did a super job on it!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

I totally agree with the too much custard. We even made ours the correct size and it was too much!

Ummmm whipped cream, jam and the pastry......sounds heavenly!

Hannah

ostwestwind said...

Glad to hear that you also live in a Graham cracker free country ;-), Your galette looks delicious!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Tara said...

Wow...looks great!!!

danielle said...

I love how your galette looks. It looks like beautiful colored egg yolks. So, delicate.

slush said...

You galette turned out lovely! Apricots sound delish for it, too. Ill have to give that a go.

Engineer Baker said...

It looks wonderful, and whipped cream was probably perfect with it.

Jaime said...

it looks great. love how you used canned fruit - i think in this case it worked out well. i felt bad about how much custard i had to throw away too!

Heather B said...

It looks delicious! Great job!

Prudy said...

I love those big apricot pieces. I want to try again with custard and fruit in big pieces.

The Kitchen Vixen said...

what lovely galette! i agree the crust makes this spectacular.

CB said...

Canned fruit! What a genius idea. Your galette looks delish with that whipped cream. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Tartelette said...

That last pic got me going crazy in my chair!

Nickki said...

Lovely looking galette! I have to admit to throwing away most of the custard as well, I only used about 2 tablespoons.

Di said...

Ooh, homemade apricot jam sounds delicious!

Barbara said...

Your winter galette sounds delicious!

Next time you could try baking the custard in ramekins, maybe with a little extra fruit added.