Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie - Summer Fruit Galette


I joined Tuesdays With Dorie! For those who don't know, it's an online baking group that bakes a new creation and posts it each week. There are over 200 members and it's growing quickly. It seems like so much fun and I think it's really going to challenge me and take me out of my comfort zone in the kitchen. There are tons of talented people who make up this group, so I would be happy if my baking is even half as good as everyone else's.

This week's selection was made by Michelle of Michelle In Colorado Springs, and you can find the recipe on her blog. With this being my very first week, I felt the pressure to be successful! My intentions were to use pears, but can you believe that 2 grocery stores did not have pears? So I instead settled on apples, which I knew would go over well in my house. I had apple butter in the fridge, so I used that as my base. I was a little worried how it would taste, but it turned out great.

I have to admit that I can't even remember the last time that I've rolled out dough. And I really need to upgrade my rolling pin, which is just about as old as I am. I really got a workout rolling out that dough... embarassingly enough, I asked my husband for a tad bit of help after my arms started to feel the burn. It just reminded me how out of shape I am.

I used just a little of the custard and didn't have any leakage, as I've read that some of the other bakers had. And I sprinkled a little cinnamon on the top before baking. Everything came out pretty perfect. My husband had a bite and said, "I'm a fan." So I guess I was successful for week 1. Maybe I CAN do this... bring on week number 2!


17 comments:

Natashya said...

Congrats on your first TWD. This is a great recipe to start out with. Yours looks great!

Marie said...

ohh, apple butter and apples. That sounds and LOOKS so delicious! Well done and welcome to the group!

nancysrecipes said...

Welcome to TWD! Your galette looks fantastic and I can't wait to try it with apples, too.

Jamie said...

Looks delicious! Nice job! :)

Julie said...

YUM - apples and apple butter with cinnamon. I'm sure it tasted phenomenal!! Wouldn't that be an awesome brunch staple?

Isa said...

It looks great! I made mine with apples too :)
Welcome to TWD!!

Christine said...

Welcome to TWD. Your galette looks beautiful!

Prudy said...

Welcome,welcome and big congrats on your first of many successful TWD treats.

LyB said...

Your galette looks great, what a great idea with the apples!

Tara said...

Looks great! Welcome to TWD!!!

SiHaN said...

congrats on your first successful week! the galette looks wonderful and i'm glad your husband enjoyed it! trust me.. he'll be complaining of all the fats he's accumulating from all the baking. hehe. Just kidding. BAKE ON!

Mike Spoodles said...

Galette looks awesome. Apples seem like more of an "autumn fruit" to me, but they are by far my favorite and I'm kicking myself for not making what you made!

Pamela said...

Welcome to TWD! You CAN do this. It's a little tougher with a little one around, but it's worth it. The galette looks great. Someone else mentioned apples in the fall, drizzled with a little caramel. YUM!
Great job...see you next week!

Amy said...

Welcome to TWD! Apples and apple butter sounds great! Your galette looks amazing!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Ooh! apples! Sounds good!

Dolores said...

Welcome! If this week's any indication at all you have nothing to worry about; your baking is easily more than "half as good" as anybody else's. Great job!

n.o.e said...

We're in the same "class" - I was added this week also! Your galette is beautiful - you even remembered the powdered sugar!