September 9, 2013

Mini strawberry galettes and the end of summer



I know, I know.. strawberries are not in season anymore but I actually managed to find some Swedish strawberries anyway.
I wanted to turn them into something delicious and pretty.
There is just something about galettes and pies that make me happy. I don't know why as I really dislike making pies (you know, allt the waiting, shrinking crusts, blind baking and all that). I think that's why I love the galette oh so very much. It's a free form version of pie. Very forgiving. I like that.

And you know what, I'm not really ready for fall. I don't want to give up summer just yet. The past few days have been sunny and quite warm, but looking out the window right know, I can tell fall is approaching way to fast.

I've been working like crazy this summer, that's probably why I'm not ready for fall. I feel like I've missed out! I had one amazing week of summer in Mallorca though, which I'm ever so thankful for.
The reason I've been busy is because, drumrolls... I'm working on my third book!! Yay!! You didn't see that coming, did you?! I can tell you it's going to be GORGEOUS!

Anyhow, you can click the image below for the recipe, or find it in text after the jump (scroll down to the bottom of this post).











Recipe after the jump!



Mini strawberry galettes
If you can't find strawberries, use blueberries, raspberries, plums, peaches, apricots, apples.. whatever you like! The almond flour can be omitted but is great when using juicy berries like strawberries as it soaks up some of the juices. You can also make these into one large, or two not so large, or three.. you get the point.

Pastry
325 ml flour
1 tbsp powdered sugar
A pinch of salt
100 g cold butter, in cubes
50 ml ice cold water

Filling

500 g fresh strawberries
4 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
50 ml almond flour

Egg wash
1 egg
a splash of milk

1 tbsp granulated sugar

Mix flour, powdered sugar and salt in a bowl. Pinch together the butter and the flour mixture until dough is crumbly. Add water and carefully but quickly mix with your hands until dough just holds together. Form into a disk and wrap in cling film and put in fridge for 1 hour.  Hull strawberries and cut in smaller pieces. Put the strawberries in a bowl and add sugar, vanilla and cornstarch. Mix carefully.  Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until 3-4 mm thick. Use a round cutter or a bowl (or whatever you can find) to cut out 8 circles, approx 13 cm in diameter. Put the circles of dough on a piece of parchment paper, put 1-1 1/2 tsp almond flour in the middle of each circle of dough. Arrange strawberries on top,  leaving the edges free from filling. Fold up the edges over the filling. Put galettes on a baking pan or cutting board and put in the freezer for 10 minutes (helps the dough hold its shape). Heat oven to 175°C (350°F). In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and a splash of milk. Brush edges of galettes with eggwash, then sprinkle sugar on top. Bake until crust is slightly brown and crisp and filling bubbly, about 30-35 minutes.


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46 comments:

  1. I don't mind seeing strawberries out of season. These look perfect!

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    1. Neither do I! I love them too much :-)

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  2. Beautiful as always, Linda! I know exactly how you feel. It's just so hard to say farewell to summer *sigh*

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    1. Agree... though I do love fall! I just wish it didn't rain so much!

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  3. Qué fabulosas galettes. Te quedaron irresistibles, adorables!!!

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  4. They look delicious... I felt in love when i saw the picture on instagram.

    Regards,
    edina.

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    1. Thank you Edina! Glad you found your way over here :-)

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  5. Those galettes are oh-so-pretty! They are so much easier to make than regular pies, but just as delicious and twice as cute!

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    1. Thank you Kezia! So true.. much quicker and easier. And cuter as you say! And they require no pans.

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  6. Yeah to your third book, Linda! And to strawberries and endless summer! I am not ready either for the -20ºC kind of weather...

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    1. Thank you so much Christelle :-)
      I love fall but I hate the rain.. and the -20°C is just too cold!

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  7. I still can't part with berries just yet! Love mini galettes. Yum!

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  9. YAY for your third book! Congrats :)
    These galettes are sooo cute

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    1. Thank you Izy! You are the best :-)

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  10. This looks so yummy!! I'm gonna give it a try! And congrats for your third book!!

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  11. Holy wow, are these photos beautiful. Cannot wait to see the finished product of your book!! Congratulations on another go around!!

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    1. Thank you so much Ruthy! I think it will be my best work thus far :-)

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  12. Hej! Vilka tyllar använder du mest till dina cupcakes och tårtor? Vet inte vilka jag ska välja i denna djungel för att få lika vackra bakverk som du.

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    1. Åh, tack snälla!! Till cupcakes använder jag så stora tyllar som möjligt. Börja med en stor stjärntyll som denna: http://klaraform.se/tyllar-och-spritstillbehor/tyll-stor-oppen-stjarna-ateco-869/
      och en stor rund tyll. Funkar till det mesta! Till tårtor använder jag mest mindre tyllar, framförallt stjärn- och volangtyllar :-)

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  13. I just discovered your beautiful blog!
    This recipe looks very good! I will try it out, too:)!

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  14. These are so cute and I would love to bookmark this recipe to make later. Will you be allowing pinning on your site in the future? Thanks and great job on such a lovely blog. =)

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    1. Aah, there it is again! Haha! The thing is I do allow it but have no idea how to fix it on my site! Sooo annoying. I think it might be because my images are uploaded to flickr.. will work on it!

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  15. Beautiful pictures! I bet they taste wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you! They really did taste great! My friend who hates strawberries loved these :-)

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  16. Your pictures are so amazing that I eat with my eyes. Simply beautiful and extremely delicious.

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    1. Thank you so much Marta! Exactly what I want to achieve.. you are amazingly talented!

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  17. Congratulations on your new book deal!
    These galettes look great!

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  19. Hi Linda,
    Beautiful photos and looks delicious. I will sure try this recipe Thank you!
    I Love the photos in Mallorca in your previous post, amazing place and so refreshing. Congratulations on your third book, another great success! Any plans for an English version? so looking forward to that
    Rowaida xx

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    1. Hi Rowaida! Thank you so much for the support! As always :-)
      There are plans for an English version of my first book! It will be released in fall 2014. Not sure about this one yet though.. xx Linda

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    1. Thank you Jack! I'm so glad you like them.

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  21. Oh My goodness these look amazing! I will be surely giving them a go! Thank you for this recipe you are such an inspiration :)

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  22. Congrats on your third book! You take amazing photographs. I feel like I could "eat" them. I know, weird expression. ;-)

    Love all your posts and recipes. Don't want to sound ungrateful but do you think you could post the measurement in grams for dry ingredients (flour / sugar etc) in the future posts? I'm not from the US, so I'm not used with the "cups" measurement. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you've provided. All in all, LOVE your site. :-)

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  23. oh they look SO nice!!! no more strawberries in austria....so i will have to wait until i can try this recipe...but i WILL definetly try it!! :)
    love from austria
    julia

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  24. They are so nice! Want to make them now! Thank you for this amazing blog!

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