I signed up with the Tuesdays with Dorie group in order to keep challenging myself as a baker despite not eating many baked goods anymore. This group started out by baking through Baking: My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan (a favorite in my house!) and moved on to Baking with Julia, based on the series with Julia Child. This is another favorite cookbook in my house, so I was excited to join.
It is just now that I'm baking something along with the group! Hopefully they still want me, and hopefully I will sink into their twice a month baking schedule. Now on to the recipe!
For June 18, the recipe selected is the Cheese and Tomato Galette from page 429 of Baking with Julia
Basically, the recipe asks you to make the galette crust ahead of time, and the same recipe is used for sweet and savory galettes in the cookbook. I had never made a crust that mixed ice water and sour cream, and the only sour cream I had at home was 'light,' but I just went for it. The other key ingredients besides the obvious flour and salt are cornmeal and butter.
There had been some chatter in the group discussion on how roasting the tomatoes made for a less watery galette. I had two tomatoes in the fridge, and used the Barefoot Contessa's roasted tomato recipe as my framework. I sprinkled the tomatoes with dried basil since I had neglected to buy any fresh.
When I assembled the galette for baking, I used mozzarella and provolone that I topped with the tomatoes. I baked it a little less than directed because I could smell it was ready, and when I took it out the crust was already a little more browned than I would have liked. That's a pure butter crust for you!
Blueberry and Blackberry Galette with Cornmeal Crust) but never a savory version, so I enjoyed making this recipe! Now I have another crust to use, will it go for something sweet or savory? Spoiler - I have peaches in my fridge, so I think I know. Maybe I'll combine the two and do peach-rosemary or something. I'll report back.
Now for the real question - is the "g" in galette hard or soft?