August 8, 2014

Blackberry galette

I decided to go to my friend Lina's parents place yesterday to pick some blackberries and hang out with her and her family. I've known them for 13 years now. Still going strong. It feels like there is always a celebration going on when I'm there (not because of me, of course..). I like that.
I brought pie dough so we could make a galette, because I knew there would be berries to pick. Lots and lots of ripe blackberries. It's always a challenge to bake at someone else's place because you never know what ingredients they have on hand. I always have sugar, flour, butter, eggs, milk.. yeah, you get the idea. But not all people do. You don't "know" the oven like your own and you have no idea what kitchen tools they have. And I didn't bring any props, because I really didn't plan to make a blogpost. This galette is pretty great on its own and there is really no need for fancy props here.

This galette has just the right amount of sweetness, so you can easily sneak in a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you want to. Or two, or even three..

blackberry galette
Makes 2 galettes (the size pictured)

1 1/3 cup (195 g) all purpose flour
1 tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
150 g cold butter in cubes
3-4 tbsp ice water

500 g fresh blackberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp vanilla powder

1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp granulated sugar

Mix flour, powdered sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the butter and mix until you get fine crumbs. Add the water (begin with 3 tbsp and add an additional 1 tbsp if the dough feels too dry) and mix until the dough just comes together. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F).
Divide the dough into two pieces. Roll out both pieces on a lightly floured surface. Transfer the dough rounds to a baking sheet covered with baking paper.

Put blackberries in a large bowl. Mix sugar, cornstarch and vanilla in a small bowl. Add sugar mixture to the blackberries, folding carefully to avoid crushing the berries. Divide berries between the dough rounds, folding up the edges around the berries.
Lightly beat egg with milk in a small bowl. Brush edges with egg wash, then sprinkle 1/2 tbsp sugar over each galette. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until edges are golden brown and filling bubbly. Let cool for a few minutes, then serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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  1. Can you believe that I also was just going to make a blackberry galette?! Such a coincidence))) hah)
    Anyway, your photos are very beautiful!)

  2. This is stunning. I love making galettes in the summer!

  3. What a lovely late-summer-countryside-atmosphere you captured!

    I just posted a raspberry galette, shot in a light and airy style, though. Can't bring myself to mystic light shots, don't even really know why... love these so much when I see them here or elsewhere, but I guess its just not my personal style - which I regret somehow!!

  4. So gorgeous, Linda. Blackberries are a bit hard to come by here in Finland, and if you find them being sold somewhere, they are ridiculously expensive... There's a blackberry bush growing in my grandparents garden back in South Germany and it's such a joy to be there picking the berries. They are decadent and always feel kind of luxurious to me.

  5. That looks awesome! I love galettes like this, especially with fresh fruit :)

  6. Freshly picked berries? Double points! :)

  7. this looks so delicious! : Student Box Swap


  8. This is stunning! I love that you travel with pie crust!

  9. Beautiful & rustic tart with gorgeously colored fruit, love to taste some!

    1. Thank you so much! I love rustic tarts like this one :-)

  10. This blackberry galette looks fabulous!

  11. I have been making rustic tarts all Summer and this one will be no exception! Thank you for sharing, cannot wait to try! xoxo -ashley

  12. So gorgeously flaky, I love galettes and they are even better with blackberries!

  13. These photos!!!! Ah, I'm in heaven and I haven't even had a bite.

  14. Beautyful post with beautyful pictures.
    a yummy cake^^

  15. Great post! Thanks for sharing this information. I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you.
    A perfect Patio atmosphere Inspired

  16. That is so brilliant to bring already-made pie dough! I picked blackberries at my inlaws' house last month and had to carefully get them home to use them. Next time, I'm bringing my own goods :)

  17. I've just found your blog, and it's stunning! I've been scrolling through and I'm now starving... D
    You've definitely going to do some more baking, at the moment all I can do is a standard (but still delicious) cupcake! x

  18. Made it today, i was excited since i saw the pictures and everything. I'm gonna take a slice immediately. thank you very much, xoxo <3

  19. Looks so delicious and even though they have a rustic look, they are so elegant. Simple and flavorful. A smart dessert!

  20. Hurrah, now I know what to do with the glut of blackberries collected yesterday! What a beautiful blog you have. I shall be following with interest :)


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