Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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TWD: Summer Fruit Galette



This week Michelle of Michelle in Colorado Springs chose Dorie's Summer Fruit Galette for us TWD bakers to make. I had been wanting to make a galette for a while now so I was pumped to finally get to make one. What I liked the most about this recipe was the flexibility in terms of the fruits you can use. In my case, I used nectarines, plums, cherries, and apricot preserves. I also used the leftover (frozen) dough I had from last month's Daring Bakers challenge as the base for the galette. The use of this dough lead to an interesting dessert because my galette came out more like a fruit pizza. While the dessert tasted good, neither Alex nor I were crazy about it. After much discussion about our reactions to this dessert and the last few desserts (cherry cobbler, blueberry pie), we have determined that we do not like desserts with baked fruits in them other than apple pie and banana bread. Sorry fruit. It's not you, it's us. We love to eat you just as you are, there's no need to cook or bake you. You are perfect right off the tree...

The Fruit.


Hello fruit!


The "Galette."


I actually took this week's recipe selection as inspiration for another summery dessert: Summer Danish Braid. I used the leftover fruit and poached them in an amaretto, water, and sugar mixture. Then I braided, baked, covered in powdered sugar, and photographed.

My mini-Danish Braid


The fruit was dying to get out.


Make sure to see what all the other bakers did this week on the TWD website.

16 comments:

Nickki said...

Wow, I love your danish braid! Fantastic. Sorry the galette wasn't really for you, maybe next week's recipe :)

Rigby said...

I love that you used such a variety of fruits in your galette :)

Pamela said...

The danish braid looks fabulous. I was never a big fan of fruit desserts either, but I am slowly changing my mind. Nice job, though!

Susie Homemaker said...

wow - that braid is nice!

Amy said...

That's too bad you didn't enjoy it...it looks really delicious, though! I bet you're excited about next week's recipe then, huh?? I can't wait for that one!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Engineer Baker said...

It looks wonderful, but I understand that you don't like baked fruit. It's like a completely different flavor. Next week's should be more up your alley, right?

Teanna said...

I could totally see that galette in the window of a Parisian pastry shop! Absolutely stunning! Great photos as well! And I love that you soaked them in Amaretto!

PheMom said...

Ooohh - I'll bet it was terrific with the danish dough! It looks super yummy!

Christine said...

Wow I love your danish braid! Sorry you didn't enjoy it, your galette looks beautiful!

Maryanna said...

Yummy! Looks beautiful! Love the braid, too!

Mary Ann said...

looks delicious! great job

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Very nice pictures!

Roni said...

I really loved the flexibility of this dessert, too. I've seen some great fruit/preserve combos from the TWDers. Yours looks wonderful. The braid is a great idea.

Steph said...

You are making my mouth drool, with both your galette and danish braid!!

Barbara said...

Love your galette and your Danish braid! They both are just gorgeous.

Too bad you're not a cooked fruit fan. How about shortcake or fresh fruit tart? Do try out Dorie's pie crust sometime, too. It's wonderful!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Everything looks so fabulous! Great job!