Celebrate Strawberry Season

One of my favorite summer rituals is going to the farmer’s market and buying loads of fresh berries. I like to use them in so many ways- in yogurt, on salads, straight out of the container, etc. One of the best ways to enjoy fresh berries (or any fruit for that matter) is in the form of a fruit galette. The beauty of the galette is it’s supposed to look rustic. Therefore you really can’t screw it up. This recipe is just slightly sweet and really highlights the flavor of the fruit. I often eat this for dessert with fresh whipped cream and then for breakfast the next day with plain yogurt. Noms.


Crust:

6 T butter, cut into ¼” pieces

1 c flour (mix of flours of AP)

Pinch of salt

1 t sugar

3-5 T ice water


Filling:

1-2 c strawberries (or mix of fresh fruit)

2 T butter, cur into ¼” pieces

2-3 T sugar


Prep:

1-2 T sugar

2 T butter, melted



Make the crust. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter and flour mixture together until you have pea-sized chunks of butter. Slowly add 1-2 T of water and a time and mix until wet enough to form a disk (will appear dry). Don’t add too much water, or you’ll end up with a dense crust. Cover the disk and rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 min.


In the meantime, slice the strawberries into thirds. Add to a small bowl with the sugar and stir to combine. Set aside.


Pre-heat oven to 400F. Roll out the crust on a floured surface until it’s ~1/8” thick. It doesn’t matter if it’s a perfect circle. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Add the strawberry mixture to the middle of the crust. Dot with the remaining 2 T of butter. Gently fold over the edges of the crust toward the middle to create the galette. Brush the crust with the melted butter and sprinkle the sugar over the top. Bake for 40-45 min or until golden brown.


Serve with ice cream or homemade whipped cream for a delicious summer treat.


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