Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Those summer days....

....have a few surprises for us!


....became part of this Berry Galette.....

.....and this very juicy Blueberry Pie!

Neighbors came for "Pie on the Patio" on the Fourth of July.  Of course, there was ice cream for a finishing touch.

The Berry Galette recipe comes from the most recent issue of Dash, the insert that appears in our newspaper on occasion.

Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 1/3 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 Tablespoons sugar, plus 1 teaspoon for sprinkling
1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
1 heaping cup blueberries
1 large egg white
- Combine lemon juice with enough ice water to make 1/4 cup lemon water.  In bowl of a food processor, mix 1 1/3 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and lemon zest until combined.  Add 1 stick butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with peas-sized bits.  Drizzle in lemon water and pulse until dough just comes together.
- Scrape dough onto a work surface, then press into a flat disk.  Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  In a large bowl, whisk remaining 2 Tablespoons flour, 2 Tablespoons sugar, and a pinch salt.  Add strawberries and blueberries and stir to thoroughly combine, scraping down sides with a rubber spatula.
- Place refrigerated dough on a lightly floured work surface.  Roll into a 12-inch round, then transfer to a parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet.  Mound berry mixture in center leaving a 2-inch border.  Gently fold in crust, pleating edges to enclose.  Whisk egg white with 1 Tablespoon water, then brush egg mixture over crust and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon sugar. 
- Transfer baking sheet to oven, lower heat to 425 F degrees, and bake until crust is golden, 20-22 minutes.  Let cool 15 minutes, then serve warm or at room temperature.

This was the first time that I have used the food processor for making dough, and it really worked out well!

Colander - Strawberries and Cream by Villeroy and Boch.

Before I leave you today, I want to mention my father who was born on this day in 1909.  He was a good man who worked hard throughout his life. 

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. This really does sound and look yummy! I'll be sharing it with my Facebook friends, for sure!

    Yes, our dad was a good man, who seemed to attract misfortune on many occasions. I'll always remember that, during his later years, he would tell Mother that at least they had two mighty fine girls. He was very proud of us, and I wish he could have lived long enough to see those grandchildren he always wanted. Thanks for the memory today, Sister! Love you!

  2. looks great. i've been blueberrying a lot lately too.

  3. I do love blueberries!
    All of it looks so yummy. I think that is what is so nice about summer all of the lovely fresh fruit.
    Your colander is very nice too.

  4. The pie looks delicious. I get the Dash leaflet in my paper too. They have some good recipes in there.

  5. Oh yum a blueberry pie! Blueberry is the emblematic fruit of my region, the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. These pics make me think of home.

  6. Your Berry Galette looks amazing. My grandmother made the best blueberry pies. I need to find time to take the girls berry picking this summer. Such fun memories.

  7. Oh my doesn't that pie look good!! and with ice cream. My mouth is watering.

  8. YUM... Your dishes have made me hungry. I love Blueberries and eat them (and Strawberries) every morning on my yogurt.... BUT--that pie (with ice cream of course, looks terrific...


  9. Bet no one ever goes hungry at your house. A blueberry pie sure sounds like a bit of luxury right now.

    We are still without electricity since hurricane Arthur hit us so access to wifi has been spotty at best.

    Take care and eat a piece of blueberry pie for me. Yumm.

  10. Your photos/recipe make me hungry this a.m. I know you have had your dear father on your mind. God bless you.

  11. Your blueberry pie looks so delicious.
    It's the time of year, when we seem to have more fresh produce than time to eat it :)
    Happy summer days Nellie.

  12. Everything looks wonderful! It so nice to have fresh fruit and veggies in the summer to use - LOVE it!

    Happy memories of your Dad!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  13. Does that ever look delish! Yum! I've been picking black raspberries and it's made me want pie. I make my dough using a kitchen aid mixer and that works well too. I don't have a food processor.

    Cindy Bee

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