Adrienne Gajownik


Mixed berry galette

A galette is perfect for those of us who aren't serious bakers. Uneven edges give the rustic tart more character. I used blueberries and cherries, but feel free to add your favorites. I'm thinking peaches next time around. Or if sweet isn't your thing, you could always try it savory.

Mixed berry galette
Makes about an 8 inch galette that serves about six people.

1 c organic whole wheat pastry or spelt flour (or a mixture)
6 tbsp organic butter
, cold and cut into chunks
1 tbsp raw natural sugar

3/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 c ice water

1 c blueberries

1/2 c cherries, pitted

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

1/4 c raw honey

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Make the dough first. Pour flour into large bowl along with the sugar and salt. Add the butter, a few chunks out a time, mixing in with your fingers or cut in with a knife. Mix until it resembles a coarse mixture. A few larger chunks of butter are ok. Add the water a tablespoon at a time, as you work it into the dough. Roll the dough into a ball, cover with clear wrap, and refrigerate for about an hour. 

30 minutes later, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the berries, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice together while the dough is in the refrigerator. 

After an hour has passed, remove the dough from the fridge and put onto a floured work surface. Massage with your hands as it will warm the dough, making it easier to work with. Grab a rolling pin and roll the dough out. It’s really up to you how thick you want the crust to be. I like mine anywhere from 1/8 to 1/4 in. thick. 

Now place the filling in the middle of the dough and spread out. Leave about an inch or so free from the edge. You will then pick up the edges and roll over the filling, forming a rustic, open tart. Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on how thick you made your crust. You want the crust to brown lightly.

Remove from heat and let cool before serving. Excellent served with homemade ice cream.