Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Fruit Galette w. Lemon Verbena Ice Cream (TWD)

I can't believe that July has flown by so quickly! Work and life has been so hectic, and I haven't had the opportunity to slow down and enjoy summer. Still, I'm busy with good reason (it's all good), which I'll share with y'all in a future post. With that in mind, I'm going to keep this short and simple. This week's selection, Summer Fruit Galette, comes from Michelle of Michelle in Colorado Springs. This is a really terrific and timely recipe, as you can take advantage of the amazing bounty of fruit available at the farmers'markets.I decided to pare the recipe down and make two mini-galettes. I love Dorie's pie crust recipe, and I used half of the single crust recipe (the other half is sitting in the freezer). I followed the recipe as written, used a combination of nectarines and raspberries, spread fig jam w. a dash of ground ginger as the base. Echoing many people's thoughts, I wasn't too crazy about adding a custard to this galette (thought it would be too gooey and sweet), but decided to be open-minded and try it out! I served the mini-galette at room temp, and served along side it a combination of fresh golden (YUM) and red raspberries......and a scoop of lemon verbena ice cream. Before you pass judgement, you have to give this ice cream a try with this galette or any summer fruit dessert...delicious!!! For the recipe, I've posted this here.
I only had a taste (trying to exercise some self control as I'm going to Hawaii in October...definitely not in swimsuit shape at all...argh!!!!!), and the combination of the galette, the sweet/tart fresh berries, and the herbal ice cream was heavenly. My only complaint was that the galette itself was a bit sweet from the custard, which was not a winner for me. I'll probably omit the custard the next time I make this.

To see the fantastic galette creations of the Tuesday's With Dorie crew, check out the blogroll here. For the recipe, please visit Michelle's site.

19 comments:

SiHaN said...

i agree that the custard was a little on the sweet side. love the pretty colors featured on your galette. must have been a whole lot more delicious with those fresh fruits. *jealous*. haha. looks great anyway!

melly~ said...

ohmygosh yours is pretty too!

funny, it was the custard that made this dessert for me. :)

thanks for sharing.

Jules Someone said...

I don't think I've ever seen golden raspberries. What a beautiful tart!

Susie Homemaker said...

Love those golden raspberries - wish I had access to some!

Amy said...

It looks heavenly!! Lemon verbena ice cream.....I'm drooling!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

The Kitchen Vixen said...

those berries are so pretty! your galette looks wonderful! that "custard" (if you can call an egg and some sugar custard)was all kinds of scary. there was no way i was going to ruin my fabulous crust with that mess;)

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Beautiful galette! The herbal ice cream sounds good..........

PheMom said...

Looks really wonderful - great job!!

Passionate Baker said...

Wowww..yum!
yours looks great!!
Ive never had lemon verbena ice cream before..and i served mine with some vanilla bean ice cream...but i'm sure that flavor worked out great.
Good job!
<3

The Food Librarian said...

Love the use of the fig jam - where did you get that? (I'm in LA too) Surfas? Love the mini galettes. Perfect size!

Engineer Baker said...

Golden raspberries? Never even heard of them, but I bet they're tasty!

Christine said...

Wow your fruit pictures are beautiful! Your ice cream has me drooling!

Erin said...

Your galette looks so pretty! I love the raspberries.

Tammy said...

the golden raspberries are cute!!

Prudy said...

What beautiful colors with the golden raspberries. The ice cream sounds dreamy.

Hillary said...

Beautiful summer colors in your galette! I love that you used yellow raspberries. I'm super impressed!

Pamela said...

The berries on your galette are stunning. Great job.

CB said...

The color combo of the nectarines and raspberries is beautiful! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Jaime said...

your galette is lovely!

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