Friday, July 31, 2015

Plum And Raspberry Galette Recipe


A few days ago my family and I went to a friends' house to pick yellow plums from her plum trees. We brought back baskets full of the sweetest, juiciest, plums I've ever eaten.

I'd never seen or heard about yellow plums before, all I know is that they are delicious. So I decide to make a couple of fruit galettes, one for my family and one for our friend who let us pick the plums.


I decided to combine the yellow plums with some raspberries. I've found that raspberries go really well with other kinds of fruit in a galette or pie, or even a fruit crisp.


The warm weather we've been having here in the Seattle area has helped make the plums ripen beautifully. There were so many of them, and the air was actually fragrant with the smell of sweet plums.

 Even my grandchildren picked some when we held them up high enough so they could reach them. And we ate as we picked because they were so delicious, right of the tree.


I know a lot of people get nervous about making pastry, so making a pie can seem intimidating. I felt that way too, so I started making fruit galettes.

They are really quite easy to make, and I love the rough, rustic way they look. You only make one piece of pastry, and then pile the fruit filling in the center and then fold the dough in on top of itself.

I love making these, and they are really so delicious. I hope our friend likes the one I'm making her as a thank you for all those delicious plums.


Recipe for Plum and Raspberry Galette

Ingredients for pastry dough:

 2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg yolk
3 tablespoons ice-cold milk

1 egg
1 tablespoon water (to make egg wash)

Directions:

  Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Whisk together egg yolk and milk, pour into flour mixture, stirring just until dough starts to form a ball.
Press together with lightly floured hands, and form into a flat round. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Ingredients for filling:

 4 cups yellow plums, quartered, pitted, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup fresh raspberries
 1/2 cup sugar
 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions:

 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, toss together plums, raspberries, sugar, and flour.

Remove dough from refrigerator. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into an approximate
10-inch round. Place on a large, lightly greased baking sheet. Scoop plum and raspberries mixture into center of round.
Fold about 1 inch of dough all the way around to form a rim. Combine egg and water, brush outside of galette with the egg wash.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool on pan 20 minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Can be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Serves 6.


Patricia
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