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Thursday, May 23, 2013

I made her a Galette

Hi, friends.... Hope all is well in your world.
 Things are very good around Sweet Nothings. 

May 20th was daughter, STACY, and her JENT'S
24th wedding anniversary.

I wanted to take a homemade dessert....
but something a little different from a PIE or CAKE....
AND
something LIGHT and not full of nasty ole calories.


and, in one of my COUNTRY LIVING magazines, I found this

RUSTIC STRAWBERRY
GALETTE 
              ****** 
HERE is the recipe.

(Now, I changed up the recipe a tad...
I used IDEAL sugar sub. instead of REAL sugar....
and I used NO FAT cream cheese.) 

            Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat, round or freeform crusty cakes..pies.


This is so pretty...I just HAD to make her one...and....


      I DID !!



This is the SWEETEST dough I have EVER worked with.

With COLD BUTTER chunks....as well as CREAM CHEESE chunks....
and NO FOOR PROCESSOR,
I was worried that I would have a hard time getting it all mixed....

Not to worry....
my heavy duty hand mixer, a fork and, at one point, clean, scrubbed hands,
it all went together beautifully.

Into fridge for an hour or so...
tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.

Altho I had all ingredients for the luscious PASTRY,
I did NOT have 2 lbs of FRESH STRAWBERRIES. on hand.










Sooo, after washing up all the tools and dishes used.....

I fixed myself a light breakfast..

Mr. Sweet wasn't at home to join me.

and off to the store to buy STRAWBERRIES.

O yes....we DO use PAPER PLATES...and RED SOLO CUPS....:>) 




The strawberries are LARGE...and so sweet ...

and, at least for right now, they are very low in cost.













After the pastry had chilled,
I rolled it to a 12" circle, 1/4" thick,
between sheets of parchment paper.
 Now, isn't this just beautiful !!!!!

I was afraid of 
MUTATION
in the oven....

I've put things into that hot oven looking mighty FINE...
THEN...

when I take it out, it looks like a totally
different THING.

But, this time, it turned out just NEARLY as pretty as the magazine photo....




Well, I think I added THIS photo twice......o, well

and my sweet daughter LOVED IT....!!
Makes me happy to do something for her that she wasn't expecting.




This wasn't HARD to make...just took a little time, letting the pastry chill a couple of times.

Served with sweet whipped cream, it's a really GOOD dessert and very impressive.






I was so afraid I'd burn my crust, I had to put it back into the oven for a few more minutes.
It came out beautifully.
**
I have another 2 lbs of fresh strawberries and I just saw an awesome recipe for a
FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE

Playing in these parties...and havin' fun.
FOODIE FRIDAY
TICKLED PINK
FEATHERED NEST
HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY
PINK SATURDAY for her 5th ANNIVERSARY ...Congratulations, BEVERLY. We all LOVE
YOU  AND YOUR PINK SATURDAY. (I'm thinking very seriously about bringing back my
PINK SATURDAY HUNKS again, for awhile :))

36 comments:

Linda said...

I am so happy to see this post!! YOU seem so happy! The GALETTE would make ANYBODY happy!!! Congrats to all!

I made an easy peasy Angel cake/Cool Whip/Sliced Strawberries dessert yesterday and that's as good as it gets around here these days! Trade you TWO of mine for one PIECE of YOURS!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your galette turned out beautiful BJ! No doubt is was a huge hit and didn't last long:@)

Michelle said...

That looks so beautiful and I'll bet it tasted great!

A Quiet Corner said...

It does look perfect and bet it tastes as good!...:)JP

Adrienne said...

Oh - yum! It looks absolutely delectably delicious! What a sweet treat!
~Adrienne~

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

It turned out beautifully! That looks so good...I love strawberries!

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks like a work of art, BJ! So simple yet sweet. I have to look at the recipe. Happy Anniversary to your daughter!

XO,
Jane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

You galette looks wonderful BJ! So French...ooo la la!

LV said...

I am drooling all over my computer. Nothing like a big fresh strawberry treat.

doodles n daydreams said...

That galette looks absolutely delicious. You are so talented. I've never tried cooking strawberries :) Or do you put them in fresh after the cooking?

Diana

Mindy said...

All I have to say is, HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO'S BEEN MARRIED THAT LONG?!?! You're only 35, right? :o)

Love Of Quilts said...

Your Galette looks so good. I can almost taste it.

SizzleandZoom said...

You did such a good job and this looks so delicious that I want to try it.

Laurie Ritchey said...

BJ, I am so impressed. It's beautiful, and I know it was delicious. I also know if I made one, it wouldn't turn out this pretty. laurie

Debbie said...

I'm all about the strawberries these days since the strawberry farm right down the road still has them for the picking. It probably won't be long before they're gone. This looks delish to me. I liked the fact that you used the lower fat/sugar options.

Theresa said...

Oh Dear BJ, that looks DELICIOUS:) I want some, yes I do...

Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend, HUGS!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhh, those French sounding recipes, are just beautiful. And you did a marvelous job with it. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and Lovely!

I love the look of them, even more than a regular pie.

Happy Anniversary to the sweethearts.

W. Latane Barton said...

bj, girl, you done good!!! I could just taste that yummy strawberry dessert. I haven't had many strawberries since they came into season but I am going tomorrow to the farmer's market to see if I can find me some!! I do a strawberry pizza made similiar to your recipe and I can't wait!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear BJ. Thank you for the birthday wishes. Hunks are always a good thing. Thank you for always making Pink Saturday special.

I make a galette almost every weekend. I fill mine with whatever fruit I have - berries, apples, peaches. Our favorite is mixed blackberries and peaches. Sugar free sweetener forces, too.

Madeline's Album said...

Your strawberry galette looks and sounds delicious. I can see why your daughter really enjoyed it. Have a blessed day and a great weekend. Madeline

Vee said...

It looks seriously good! Hope to give it a try myself just as soon as the local berries are ready.

Tami Kenner said...

Hi bj...that looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday 5th Birthday to you & have a Happy holiday weekend too!
xo Tami

RobinfromCA said...

Yummy! I could eat a big piece of that right now!
Have a lovely weekend,
Robin

Audrey said...

Oh, bj ... what a pretty dessert and I bet it tastes just as good as it looks. I would like to try that because we love strawberries. Congrats to your kids on their anniversary.
Happy week-end.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Lorrie said...

What a delicious looking galette. I'm sure your daughter and son-in-law were thrilled with it.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Made my mouth water and then Strawberry pie? oh my !
(())

Kat said...

BJ, that galette looks yummy. You did a great job. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

Pondside said...

That just looks soooooo good! I've never made a galette, but I know I'd love it.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

LOL to OVEN MUTATION! Gald it worked- it looks lovely!
Happy Pink Saturday
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Actually I am GLAD it worked, not gald!

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Your Anniversary dessert looks magnificently divine, dear friend!!!
Love, love, love all the strawberries and I agree that they are so~o~o naturally sweet right now. I've been putting a few in the freezer for later in the Summer!!!
Fondly,
Pat

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Ann said...

Oh that looks absolutely heavenly!!!Happy Pink Saturday to you.
Ann

Maria Gagliano said...

That looks delish! http://www.mariasspace.com/2013/05/its-all-in-pink.html

Miz Helen said...

Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Annesphamily said...

Oh Yum! I saw that same recipe in my Country Living magazine! I am going to try it! Love those sweet strawberries!