Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cinnamon Sugar Plum Galette -- Tuesdays with Dorie


Michelle from Michelle in Colorado Springs selected Summer Fruit Galette for this edition of TWD. I was very excited to try this recipe -- gee, feels like I say that at the start of every post but I really am excited about trying all of these new recipes! Anyway, this was my first ever galette, I've heard of them and had them in restaurants but never made my own. I wasn't really sure which 'summer fruit' to pick and bought "red" and "black" plums and also apricots but ended up just using the plums.






I'm not sure if I read this in Dorie's book or some other cookbook but I remember somewhere a galette being referred to as a 'free style' pie and that's exactly what my galette looked like, it was not round at all, mainly because I didn't want to handle the crust too much and figured there was no real reason to worry about the shape.

Everything came together nicely, I used some raspberry jam, and wish I hadn't. It was almost too tart, I think strawberry or maybe that ginger jam Dorie was talking about would have been better.

When I was ready to put the sugar dusting on before baking I spotted my little tub of cinnamon sugar and thought, why not? I love cinnamon sugar on just about anything, peaches, pancakes, applesauce, toast... so I sprinkled that around the crust and also some on the fruit. I wish I would have macerated the plums in sugar for a while, they were too tart and my galette was not sweet enough. Oh-well. Overall the recipe is great, just make sure your fruit is sweet or you add some extra sugar or honey...this is such a rustic dessert that I would love to try with apples and a caramel drizzle in the fall, YUM!


Oops almost forgot the custard, I was planning on trying it even though I hate eggy stuff (which you might remember if you read my chocolate pudding post) -- but in the end I just left it off. Would it have given my plums the sweetness that they were lacking? Maybe, but I just couldn't get over the part where Dorie says 'it shouldn't jiggle' sorry but that made me sick to my stomach. I really wanted to branch out and try all sorts of new things, and you know what, I plan to, but with this galette it felt like I would be ruining something I might love (fruit galette) by adding that custard, and I didn't want to take that risk. You know what I should have done is made a mini galette on the side and tried the custard in there, maybe next time!

25 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

This looks so good--I love plums! BTW--I left a blog award for you on my site.

Mike Spoodles said...

Cinnamon and sugar plum? Mmmmmm! This is one of the best-sounding combos I've seen so far today!

Amy said...

Oh wow - this looks so rustic and gorgeous! I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the raspberry jam on it...those plums look heavenly, though!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

ostwestwind said...

In France a galette is not a free-style pie, it must be round! The French are very picky with that. I asked my French fellow blogger if I reported it right, she is very strict with me ;-)

Great looking free-style not galette ;-)

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Susie Homemaker said...

Round, schmound. it ooks great to me! Now I know what to do with this fruit combo, thanks to you!!

MacDuff said...

I feel like this is what the galettes are supposed to look like. Great job.

nancysrecipes said...

I love the shape of your galette ~ I should have done something similar. Your photos are beautiful!

Flourchild said...

Luscious looking galette! I love the plums. Very tasty looking!!

Teanna said...

Cinnamon Sugar! That sounds so perfect! With the plums! Delicious! I wonder what that tastes like???

Christine said...

I almost did plums! Your tart looks absolutely beautiful! Sorry you didn't like the raspberry jam but you did an excellent job!

Kayte said...

The plums make the galette look absolutely strikingly beautiful. Great job.

I was a little unsure about that custard bit, too, but I have resolved that I am learning from Dorie and trying to follow everything as closely as possible...and I am glad I did as this was really very good with my peaches in the galette. I wasn't too keen on the thought of "jiggly" either but it didn't matter as when I checked in 15 minutes, it was clearly beyond jiggly.
~Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

Engineer Baker said...

I love how neatly the fruit is arranged - you have a lot more patience than me! The effect is worth it though.

Prudy said...

That sounds positively delicious and I love the sprinkling of powdered sugar. I love how you did your fruit in perfect rows.

Erin said...

your galette is beautiful.
LETS DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!!! :)

Christine said...

Sugar plums and cinnamon, making my mouth water! Your galette looks delicious!

Pamela said...

Now I can't stop thinking about drizzling caramel over an apple galette! Good God, that sounds good!

SiHaN said...

*slurps*.. oh no i can't contain myself. that looks so good! and the cinammon sugar! thats a sure winner! great job!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I was also a bit dubious about the custard, but in the end I was glad that I decided to go with it. Those plums look gorgeous, too bad they were a bit too tart for your liking.

Nickki said...

yum, cinamon and sugar plum! That sounds and looks so good. Seeing yours makes me want to make this all over again :)

Jacque said...

Ooooh, well, the plums really look pretty, but sorry they were too tart. Next time you'll know.

The cinnamon sugar sounds wonderful.

Michelle H said...

That looks great! Such an elegant desert. Great job. :o)

Jules Someone said...

That looks gorgeous! And cinnamon and plum sounds yummy.

Barbara said...

Love your not-round galette! It's very pretty!

I did plums too, but added the custard. It gave them just the right amount of extra sugar. So yeah, if you're leaving out the custard, by all means add some sugar to the fruit.

Shandy said...

Your Galete is beautiful! If the custard doesn't sound appetizing to you, don't fel bad about not trying it. Maybe next time, you will want to =D.

Di said...

Your plums look great. I like how your galette looks with the two different kinds. Nice job!

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