7.11.2010

mixed berry galette with lemon whipped cream

Sometimes I go a little crazy and buy more berries than I can possibly use up before they spoil. Then I end up in a mad rush to find the right recipe to put them into. The other day at our local Costco I spotted some lovely Northwest blueberries for a fantastic price! I just couldn't pass them up. On Saturday I picked up 2 pints of strawberries and a pint of raspberries at farmers market. What was I thinking? I just can't resist those vibrant, plump, sweet, juicy beauties!

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After careful consideration, I decided to make my first ever Galette. I found a recipe I liked over at Scootabaker. Fun blog! I sprinkled raw cane sugar over the top instead of regular granulated sugar but other than that, I followed the recipe. Oh, except I switched out the blackberries for raspberries.

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I went with an almond crust from Simply Recipes. I just love the taste and texture that the almond flour brings. If you haven't tried almond flour, you should. You'll love it! Bob's Red Mill has it and so does Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's seems to have the best price.

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So, here it is. I was a bit sad because I had some leakage issues. Maybe I rolled my crust too thin?? And, no. That is not ricotta on top of my galette slice. I over-whipped my cream. Darn!

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I substituted agave for the confectioners sugar in my lemon whipped cream.

Oh well, so it's not the most beautiful galette on earth, it still tasted completely scrumptious.

I'll be trying to perfect this one for sure!

For the recipes, simply click on the links for Scootabaker and Simply Recipes.

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38 comments:

bellini valli said...

This is quite a tribute to local berries Kim.

Cailin @ Stir Crazy said...

I have the same "problem" with berries at the market too... they just call my name! I've been enjoying a lot of them very simply with a little Greek yogurt and honey. I imagine that galette is delicious with all those fresh berries!

Joanne said...

I'm pretty sure there is no such thing as having too many berries because you can always throw them into scrumptious desserts like this! I love the looks of that crust! Heavenly.

TKW said...

I really love the picture of the berries with the rocks in the background! Your galette looks divine!

Allyson said...

I choose not to photograph my food because it NEVER looks very beautiful. But it always tastes FANTASTIC! Thank you for posting this today because I, like you, have blueberries and strawberries that are wasting away in my fridge. I made a fruit pizza that looked like the American flag...and then I have leftovers. I think this would be a perfect dessert for as soon as I find some almond flour. I think our closest Trader Joe's is in Atlanta and that makes me very, very sad. :(

Pam said...

There's nothing as good as fresh berries in the summer time! This dessert is fantastic and a great use of the berries. Yum!!!!

Maddy said...

Anything with fresh berries in the summertime tickles my fancy :) This looks delish!

Angie's Recipes said...

One of the best things of summer is all kinds of the fresh lovely berries. I just blend some berries with yogurt and L-carnitine. Mmm...delicious.

Randi Troxell said...

this looks awesome!
i love berry deserts of any sort!

Julie said...

Looks like you found the perfect thing to do with those berries...yum :)

pigpigscorner said...

Berry goodness!

Jeannie said...

Looks very good to me! Love all the berries that you had there.

Alely L. said...

i love the blueberries and even the strawberries from costco! i normally make smoothies with them adding a banana to the mix!

Julia said...

Why does your food always look so much better than I can COOK IT! Mine would be a mess.

ps I had a small container of strawberries go fuzzy yesterday. All it took was one day... sigh.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I was planning to have some fresh fruit w. cream tonight and I think I'll try the lemon-flavor. Sounds wonderful, as always!

Kim said...

LOL! I buy berries as if they're going out of style too, especially when they're on sale.

You asked me about the pasta with bacon and breadcrumbs and I think adding tomatoes would make the recipe even better. The original recipe didn't call for them, but I think it would improve the dish. I'm guessing either fresh or canned would work well. Maybe if you tossed the tomatoes with the pasta and then tossed the pasta with the bacon and breadcrumbs? Also, we really love garlic at our house and thought the recipe could've used a little more garlic. If your family loves garlic then you might want to add more than the recipe calls for. The turkey bacon sounds like a great idea. You probably won't end up with all that much grease, which is a good thing. I used regular bacon and ended up draining off a lot of it. I hope you enjoy it!!

Natalie said...

I think it's pretty darn beautiful! Bookmarking this to make while berries are still in season!

The Blonde Duck said...

I too, go a little berry crazy.

COCOVANA said...

love that picture I can understand how you cant resist buying berries! I love making strawberries and creme with mine! yum

xoxo anna

Faith said...

I am completley berry crazy too, so I can completely relate to this! The berry galette sounds delicious!

girlichef said...

Looks delicious to me!!! I think that 'problem' is going around... ;)

Megan said...

Overwhipped cream is still very tasty! I think your galette looks gorgeous! I have some berries in the fridge, and I keep thinking of making something like this or some sort of pie or tart.

Foodessa said...

Right now, I have all kinds of berries in my fridge...and it's hard to hold back from eating too much of my favourite fruits ;o)

Kim, I'm sure your dessert did indeed taste great. Our execution cannot always be perfect. We are all a little too hard on ouselves.

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I understand - berries are hard to resist - this is one of my favorite times of the year. I bet this was absolutely scrumptious - especially with the almond flour. Lovely flavors.

Donna-FFW said...

What a gorgeous galette, made only better with your delicious lemon whipped cream. PERFECT summer treat!

Juliana said...

What a great dessert...berries and lemon cream...it sure great for Summer days :-)

sweetlife said...

great treat, I always go over board with berries also, then I am stuffing them into everything..love the berries with lemon, leakage is good..

sweetlife

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Beautiful Kim! Looks wonderful!

XOXO
Jen

Chef E said...

That is pretty darn beautiful- a vision, and I am going berry picking at a local farm tomorrow, so it is on the list. Been making lots of smoothies!

Jenn said...

Now this would be perfect for a summer afternoon snack. The beauty of summer berries. :)

Krista said...

I think that this looks perfectly wonderful...lumpy whipped cream and all. I'll have to give this one a try. : )

Kristin said...

SO going to the produce stand tomorrow!

Wendy said...

Sometimes you just can't beat the simple beauty nature provides, Yummmm!
Cheers,
Wendy

Sook said...

The lemon whipped cream sounds delicious with berries.

Danielle said...

it looks really yummy! and I am horrible at making whipped cream! The only time I can do it is when my long time friend / cooking buddy is over and she coaches me through it LOL

Claudia said...

Ober whipped?Over-rolled? Who cares?Summer berries with almond flour..a sweet galette - that's as good as it gets.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM,...what a lovely & beautful galette, i say!!

Lovely flavour combo's in here!

Michelle said...

Love the thought of a mixed berry galette and making galette is so much fun!

Gorgeous photos!

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