It’s Tuesday again! This time, Michelle of Michelle in Colorado Springs chose Summer Fruit Galette for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie. I’ll admit that I let out a little whimper on this choice because I knew it called for pie crust. And me and pie crust don’t get along that well. It doesn’t seem to matter how many tips and tricks I study up on, I just don’t have the magic touch for it yet. But I’ll keep trying.
The Summer Fruit Galette consisted of a free form pie crust, jam/preserves, fruit and a custard that’s added towards the end of baking. This recipe gave the group many choices of what fruit and jams to use. I ended up going with peaches and Dorie’s suggestion of ginger preserves. This was a good flavor combination as the ginger preserves added a nice contrast.
I didn’t use as much fruit as the recipe called for (I only used five peaches) but there was a huge pile in the center anyway. I folded up the crust edges as best as I could but I did have some trouble and it didn’t fold up all nice and neat. I made the custard, then poured it over the galette towards the end of baking. It smelled great the whole time it was baking. It did leak a lot in the oven though, the leakage burned and things got a little smoky in the house. Oh well, what can you do?
I couldn’t wait for it to cool down to try a piece. It may not win any beauty pageants but damn this was good.
Thanks to Michelle for picking out this wonderful recipe, stop by Michelle in Colorado Springs and check out her version of Summer Fruit Galette. Then, like I always say, make your way to the Tuesdays with Dorie site to see everyone else’s.
For next week, Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen has picked The Black and White Banana Loaf.