Eek! It's been almost a month since I last posted something! My sincere apologies to the two people to read this blog.
My boyfriend and I signed up for a CSA (community supported agriculture) and recently started getting our bi-weekly "shares," as they call it. Well, now in the middle of the summer season, we will be getting more fruit! This week: blueberries and cherries. SO DELICIOUS. Now, boyfriend loves blueberries. Like loves them so much that he could probably eat 2 cups in one sitting and then still want more. He is a bottomless pit. But, I digress.
We got a pint of blueberries, so two cups. Now, we are just two people, so 1.) an entire blueberry pie was out of the question, and 2.) that usually requires at least 4 cups of blueberries. A much smaller baked good was required. Enter: the galette!
If you are wondering what a galette is, the basic definition is a free formed pie (or "crusty cake" to encompass more varieties). No special pie equipment needed. Translate: super easy to make. Super super easy if you have a food processor.
The basic recipe is put flour, sugar, salt, and butter into the food processor and pulse until the butter is broken into pea sized chunks. Transfer to bowl and add a few tablespoons of water until just wet enough that it will hold its shape when formed into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven, and toss blueberries with lemon juice, cornstarch, and sugar. Bake for 45 minutes. Here's the full recipe:
Blueberry Galette (inspired by Food52)
I know it looks like a lot of steps, but I promise that it is so simple. Here is a before picture of my galette:
The galette dough could be used for so many different flavor combinations. Next time, I want to try a savory one, maybe with pancetta, arugula, and eggs cracked on top. YUM!
Happy baking friends :)