Monday, August 13, 2012

TWD/BWJ: Berry Galette

I made this galette last Tuesday. The right day for Tuesdays With Dorie. Really I did. But it never got posted.  The recipe can be found here or here, other blogs about it here.

We have an ancient apple tree in the corner of our backyard that's loaded this year.  The branches hang down so low to the ground that one of our dogs picks apples off the tree. She loves them.

Our galette was filled with apples and a handful of blueberries. It was small and we gobbled it up in one sitting. The humans, not the dogs. And there was homemade vanilla bean ice cream. It was good.

Decided to use the other half of the dough to make another the next day. This time we bravely took on the swarm of bees on the fig trees and picked enough to make a fig galette. Fruit, crust, ice cream. What's not to like? Gone in a minute.

I spent the rest of the week on a little road trip with my son, since he didn't get to go on the earlier one and will be starting back to school this week.  Just a little jaunt through Alabama and Mississippi.  Oh, the things we saw! Among them, the world's largest gallstone and the courthouse where "To Kill A Mockingbird" was filmed. We stuck our feet in the Gulf of Mexico and saw the very first dorm I ever lived in.

And we saw a great many shoes in the road.  Very few I actually got pictures of.  But here's a double. Just outside of Tuskegee, Alabama.  A white boot (how many of those do you see?!?) and a brown maryjane.  Hmmm.  There was another nearby, but I'm saving it for another time.


  1. Great post about baking & traveling. I love the sweet doggies helping themselves to the apples! Your galettes look gorgeous!

  2. Gallstones and movies sets. Ah. What a combination.
    Sounds like a fun trip & great galettes!