Cupcakes and Sunshine: Rustic Red, White, and Blue Berry Galette

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Rustic Red, White, and Blue Berry Galette


I had written out a "life lately" post and was going to make this Rustic Red, White, and Blue Berry Galette a small part of it, but then realized this recipe needed an entire post of its own. Also, I've been feeling a little anxious lately, and usually some quiet time with the Lord and some baking do a lot of help.


Nothing says summer like sweet berries! Some of my very favorite memories are of picking wild blackberries in Florida, fresh strawberries in Georgia, and ripe blueberries in South Carolina.

(1998)


So I thought I'd mix them all together, and kick off summer with a rustic galette right here in Dallas, Texas for Memorial Day weekend.

Rustic: constructed or made in a plain and simple fashion, in particular.

Rustic: how I've been trying to live life lately- slow mornings, lots of coffee, real phone calls instead of texts, an actual alarm clock instead of a phone, lots of books, deleted snapchat, watch-free weekends, long walks, limited social media. Life is a lot better rustic.

Simplicity.

Also, nothing has me reminiscing on the past more than summer holidays. A little reminiscing helps ease some anxiousness too.



Firstly, you will want to make your dough ahead of time. It will need to be refrigerated 2+ hours before baking. This will make your dough easier to roll out and will cut down on any shrinking that happens during the baking process. 


Be sure if you are using frozen berries, to pour off excess juice-- soggy galettes aren't as great. 

Mixing your berries with a little bit of cornstarch will allow your galette to better hold its shape once baked. If you have extra berries, sugar, and cornstarch, you can reserve and save for pancakes.  :) 

Some galette recipes do not call for it, but corn meal is very important and makes for an even more rustic pastry. 


And old fashioned vanilla bean ice-cream is a must! Must have vanilla specks. 

Thankful for those who have served and are serving our country. Happy Memorial weekend, friends! 

Rustic Red, White, and Blue Berry Galette
Dough Ingredients: 
1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of corn meal 
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup ice cold water
7 Tbs. butter

Berry Filling: 
2 cups berries (I used both fresh and frozen) 
1 Tbs. cornstarch
1 Tbs. sugar

1. Mix first 4 dry ingredients. Add cold, cubed butter and mix with a fork until dough is crumbly. 
2. Add yogurt and water slowly. Press together until dough forms. 
3. Roll into a ball and refrigerate 2+ hours. 
4. While dough is chilling, mix berries, cornstarch, and sugar. Allow to sit at least 15 minutes to allow cornstarch to rest with the berries. 
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
6. Roll out chilled dough onto a large baking pan. Fill with berries and wrap edges around the berry filling. (this doesn't have to be perfect- the more rustic, the better!) 
7. You can brush edges of dough with egg wash if you desire, and place in oven for 35-40 minutes until dough is golden brown. 

Top with old fashioned vanilla bean ice-cream, and enjoy. 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

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