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Hiking, Shopping and A Nectarine Blackberry Galette

Good morning, dear ones! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s Friday at last and the sun is shining gloriously!! I do love Autumn in Washington. ๐Ÿ™‚

The other night I had to slip out of the house to capture this pearly glowing sky framed by thousands of cedar fronds. It felt fairytale-ish, like I was looking atย  a portal into another world. So beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Are you excited for your Labour Day Weekend? I sure am!! I get to drive down to Seattle to hang out with my brother, sis-in-law – hooray! We’re going to go hiking and shopping then will soak our weary selves in their hot tub. Can’t wait!! Tomorrow we get to meet up with dear friends at a fabulous Argentinian restaurant for great talks and all manner of delectable food. I don’t think I’ve ever had Argentinian food, have you? Do you have any recommendations or “you-simply-MUST-try-this” ideas?

As a hostess gift for my siblings I’m bringing a Nectarine Blackberry Galette. It’s baking as I type and ohhh, it smells so good! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love galettes – a sort of free form pie. Simply roll out the dough into a circle, pile your choice of fruit in the middle, fold over the edges, bake and there you go!! Simple, easy, and so yummy. I made mine with a mix of whole grain, all-purpose, and semolina flours, and confess it has a bit of a blue tinge because I didn’t have sour cream or yogurt, just blackberry kefir. ๐Ÿ™‚ I mixed the fruit with real maple syrup, dotted it with butter, then brushed the dough edges with water and sprinkled them with sugar to give them a nice glittery crust.

I hope you have a beautiful weekend, dear folks!! Talk with you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nectarine Blackberry Galette
(Serves 3)

Dough Ingredients:

1.5 Tbsp kefir (or sour cream, yogurt, buttermilk)
3 Tbsp ice water
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 Tbsp semolina flour (or cornmeal)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter, grated

Dough Directions:

  1. In small bowl mix kefir and ice water.
  2. In large bowl stir together flours, sugar and salt.
  3. Add grated butter and work into flour. You want a mix of small and pea-sized pieces.
  4. Drizzle kefir/water over dough a bit at a time, tossing with a fork after each addition.
  5. With hands gather dough into mound and press together into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 2 hours.

Filling ingredients:

2 nectarines, washed, pitted and sliced
1 cup blackberries, washed
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
1 tsp sugar

Galette Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Roll dough out to about an 8-inch circle and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. In small bowl gently toss fruit with maple syrup to coat.
  4. Pile fruit in center of dough, leaving a 1-2 inch border.
  5. Sprinkle with butter pieces.
  6. Fold dough border over filling, leaving center exposed. Brush pastry with water and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until pastry is golden and flaky.
  8. Using the parchment paper, transfer galette to cooling rack and let sit for 10 minutes.
  9. Cut into wedges and serve at room temperature.



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elra - Oh delicious! I also made something using summer fruit. Enjoy your long weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

bellini valli - Have a fantastic long weekend. I’d better clean the house up on my day off and then I am headed to the market for some blackberries. A patient contributed the nectarines already:D

mallory - Although I haven’t had the pleasure of noshing on foods from Argentina myself, my sister in law was down there about a year ago. She claims that Argentinian cuisine is fairly big on two things; 1. steak and 2. pasta, of course there are many other things to eat, but apparently argentinians know how to cook up both a large steak and plate of pasta like nobody’s business.

Gorgeous galette, I love blackberry baked goods! Yum!

Barbara - Marvelous rustic tart! And I really like that you’ve used whole wheat flour in the crust and a touch of maple syrup in the pie. Delicious!
Have a fun weekend!

Nomadic Matt - Can you be my personal traveling chef? Coming here always makes me so hungry.

Bekah Mae - Eee! You will absolutely adore Argentinan food. I totally spelled that wrong. Anyway, it’s amongst my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely sunset.

Rachel - Can’t wait to sink my teeth into that galette. I feel like I should stick out my tongue to the rest of you, because she’s my sis-in-law, not yours! ๐Ÿ˜€

Anna Johnston - OK. Your just teasing us now. Have an awesome weekend.

RamblingTart - Thank you, Elra! Your cake is gorgeous too. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - I’ll be doing house-cleaning when I get home too, Val. ๐Ÿ™‚ My house looks like a loading dock full of boxes!! Have fun baking! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you so much, Mallory! That is great to know!! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - I’m so glad you like it, Barbara. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like using different flours in my baking. It gives things such great texture and heartiness. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Oh, that would be great fun, Matt! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love cooking whilst I travel. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Hooray, Bekah darlin!! You’ll have to introduce me to your favorites tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - LOL, Rach! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I hope it turns out OK! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Well, I do my best, Anna. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your weekend is fab too!!

Chef Dennis - what a beautiful galette! it has such a rustic look, just perfect, and the nectarines and blackberries were a wonderful choice for this lovely summer treat! Its going to be hard adjusting to not having so much great fruit available when this season ends. This has been such a good food year for me, reading all the wonderful recipes my friends have posted!

Joanne - I think Argentinians are known for their meat, so order a steak! And chimichurri. Chimichurri is fantastic.

This galette is just gorgeous! It’s positively glowing in that photo. I love the grain flours you’ve infused into it.

Have a great weekend love!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - Beautiful galette and stunning pictures!

Ksenia - Blackberries are the only kind of berries you can find here, so it’s a perfect recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

Jamie - Wow now THAT is what I call a galette! My mouth is watering! Gorgeous!

Tuula M - Hope you had a lovely weekend! …with that delicious-looking galette, I’m sure it was easy! ๐Ÿ™‚ The berries look so tasty & the colors so vibrant, a perfect fresh dessert. Had my own dessert moment on Monday with a pineapple clafoutis, really love having the time to bake! xx

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