Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie 3: Not So Summer Fruit Galette

I'm really enjoying making fruit desserts since I usually lean more toward chocolate or creamy ones. This week's Tuesdays With Dorie challenge (Summer Fruit Galette) was chosen by Michelle from Michelle in Colorado Springs; and it was a great choice at that. Again, like the cobbler, I wasn't too sure what a galette was! I have to say that I am really loving working with pastry recipes so often. Not only do I love pastry of all kinds, but it's really interesting to see how many variations there are; even small changes in quantities or ingredients yield such different results. Now my only concern with the challenge was that it's not Summer in Australia at the moment! What to do... Well I have to say that rhubarb has really grown on me, so why not make the most of it during the season (didn't I just use it last week for the cobbler??) Highly unusual for me to be using fruits so often in desserts let alone rhubarb. Just like the cobbler, the galette was full of wonderful surprises- delicious! I've actually made it three times in the past week (with another serve of dough in the fridge right now...) I'm really looking forward to experimenting with other fruits, especially when Summer hits.

I used homemade strawberry jam (thanks mum!) and rhubarb in all three galettes. The first two contained the custard, but since I couldn't resist serving it with ice cream all three times, I decided to omit the custard the third time and it was still delicious. The custard would really make a difference if you were eating it sans ice cream though (even if it does look a little... green).

Unfortunately, due to my huge scoop of ice cream, you can't really see much of the galette!


12 comments:

nancysrecipes said...

Great job! It never dawned on me to serve it with ice cream ~ great idea.

allison said...

Great-looking galette. Ice cream is a great addition.

Teanna said...

I'd dive right into that ice cream and galette! There is no such thing as too much ice cream!

Engineer Baker said...

Oh darn, lots of ice cream :)

Susie Homemaker said...

Look at that ice cream! And 3 times already you've made this? That must be a record!

Christine said...

Ice cream is a wonderful addition! Your galette looks delicious!

Pamela said...

Nice looking galette made even prettier and more tempting with the ice cream! ;o)

B said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! Im just about to enjoy another galette right now (with ice cream of course)!

Lynnylu said...

Wow, you made it three times! I love the strawberry jam with the rhubarb.

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Umm! the ice cream makes it look all the more tempting!

Jules Someone said...

Rhubarb is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. That looks amazing!

Barbara said...

Wonderful! What a great combination, rhubarb, strawberry jam and ice cream...yum.