Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

 

When I was a kid, good strawberries became available around the time school let out for the summer. Back then eating seasonally wasn’t just a fad – it was a way of life, mostly because we didn’t have a choice. Shipping fruits and veggies from all over the world to a small town in West Virgina wasn’t happening, so we waited. And waited. And waited. Somehow the anticipation in waiting made them that much more delicious when they finally arrived. When my mom brought home that first little green pint of strawberries, I knew summer had officially started. Hubby and I were shopping last week and the strawberries reeled me in like a trout on a hook. I felt like I was 10 years old again. Although the calendar says May, summer is now here. 

A galette is the french word for a free form tart that you bake on a cookie sheet instead of in a pie plate. It’s the epitome of non fussy rustic food. Roll out your dough, scoop your fruit in the middle, pop it in the oven, and you have dessert. Whether you use a store bought crust or make your own from scratch roll it slightly thinner than you would for a regular pie. Leave a ring around the fruit so you can fold over the sides to keep your fruit in place.

5 Comments

  1. Vivek
    May 25, 2011

    That picture of the strawberries is awesome, Janet!

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    • jfoster
      May 25, 2011

      Thanks Vivek. I appreciate the feedback.

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  2. JIm @ comfort in crumbs
    May 25, 2011

    Isn’t it gorgeous how strawberries & rhubarb impart that stunning pink color to your pie crust? One of my favorite things about using fresh fruit.

    Janet, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you at BlogHer Food 2011 in Atlanta. I’m so glad we got to share not one but two breakfasts over the weekend. Looking forward to reading more of your writing.

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  3. Susie@Return to Sunday Supper
    July 1, 2011

    Janet, I just found your site…love it….I’ve been following another Cook@Heart….too funny. I was wondering why a gal from Nashville was posting so many Indian recipes 🙂 Anyway, now I get to follow both of you! So glad to meet you at BlogHer Food. Susie

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    • jfoster
      July 3, 2011

      Glad to have met you too. I’m still envious of your great photos.

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