Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Peachy Keen Rhubarb Galette : TWD

After the laments of other members of the lack of local rhubarb, I realized that I'd taken the plethora at my local store for granted. So while I was still reasonably priced, I decided to pick up a bunch for this week's Tuesday with Dorie challenge of a summer galette.

To balance out the tart rhubarb, I opted for sweet peaches. I had lofty goals of parboiling, skinning and slicing up some fresh peaches, but time wasn't on my side this week. So in the name of speed, I opted for some where the nice folks at dole did all the work for me. Shh, don't tell anyone.


I loved this pie crust recipe when we used it last time, and was excited to see it in the rotation again. It came together easily, and I let it cool in the fridge while we cooked and ate dinner (pizza on the bbq... yum...). It rolled out quick, and I tried not to eat too much of it before spreading it with a thin layer of apricot preserves and grahm cracker crumbs.

The peaches and rhubarb softened nicely as the crust came out a nice light golden at the 25 minute mark. I was able to add most of the custard, and popped it in for another 14 minutes.


It came out perfect, albeit a little delicate. There was no way I was going to be able to transfer the thing intact to a cooling rack. So I served it up warm with a generous scoup of vanilla bean ice cream.

The galette was a big hit, the crisp buttery crust giving way to a softly sweet with just a hint of tart rhubarb. Two thumbs up!

The recipe for Dorie's Summer Fruit Galette Can be found over at Michelle in Colorado Springs' blog, or in Baking: From My Home To Yours, written by Dorie Greenspan.

12 comments:

CRS said...

That came out beautiful!

Susie Homemaker said...

What a great combo - I bet it was tasty!!

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Prudy said...

That's gorgeous and it looks even better on a blue plate with that generous scoop of vanila.

Jules Someone said...

That just sounds delicious! Thank you nice people at Dole!

The Food Librarian said...

This looks so yummy! Great job!

Teanna said...

That's pretty brilliant, using the canned peaches! Saves so much time! And looks delicious!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

I love rhubarb!

Pamela said...

Looks great, nice job!

Rigby said...

Your galette sounds wonderful!

kittymama said...

Looks great! I mentioned this in the P&Q but I used a piece of cardboard to transfer my galette from baking sheet to platter - you might try it next time. The cardboard was big enough to cover whole bottom of galette and I just carefully slid it off the tray. Just my two cents...

Barbara said...

Beautiful! What a great combination of flavors!