Tuesday, August 7, 2012

TWD: Mixed Berry Galette

Although people keep talking about the beginning of fall, I am a firm believer that we are still in the warm happiness that is summer. I am leaving for the airport in an hour to go to Brazil to see family, and I am beyond exited that I get to spend an entire month there. I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to get some recipes baked up, so expect less posting than usual but still a few treats while I'm away.
This galette is the perfect summer dessert. The crumbly, sweet crust (I made mine gluten-free with gluten-free all-purpose flour and xanthan gum), the fresh berries bursting with juice, and a little drizzle of sugar and honey. That's it- no complicated custard or pastry cream, no cooking of any fruit, no overnight rests or days of preparation. Great for when you just want something that will get you in and out of the kitchen quickly, but still impress.
I served this at room temperature with some vanilla ice cream, sitting in our friends' backyard. It was just the thing for a warm summer evening, and was light and fresh. My crust crumbled as I was putting the galette together, which is why mine isn't as pretty as many of them, but once it was dark out, nobody noticed ;)
Thanks to Lisa of Tomato Thymes in the Kitchen and Andrea of The Kitchen Lioness for hosting this week's Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe can be found on their blogs or in Baking with Julia.
Enjoy! <3

10 comments:

Paula Montenegro said...

Glad you enjoyed your galette! Enjoy Brazil, what a great vacation!

thefamilythatbakestogether said...

I'm impressed at how well it came together, gluten-free. My partner has celiac disease, so I'm going to try a gluten-free version for him while the berries are still going. I hope mine turns out as well as yours did.

Dawn said...

Have a wonderful vacation! Your galette looks beautiful. :)

I'm At Home Baking said...

Yummy! Enjoy your visit with family!!!

Cindy said...

I agree--we are still in the middle of summer. I'm not baking with apples or pumpkin for at least 6 weeks!
This is the perfect summer dessert. I'm a galette fan. I bought peaches today and am anxious to try a peach galette.

Sweet and That's it said...

Delicious and Gluten-Free: wow!
I wish you a great time with your family.

Cher Rockwell said...

Sophia - beautiful job & enjoy your time in Brazil!

Sophia said...

Thank you! I have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe coming up later this week...

Julia said...

Looks great! I need to learn a thing or two about gluten-free baking. Not for my own benefit, but because I have a few relatives who can't (and a few who just won't) eat it.

Sophia said...

Thank you!