One more week…. until school begins, that is. I’m ready. More than ready! It’s time for the kiddo to go back to school. It’s been a great summer, and we’ve had loads of invaluable family-together time, but I look forward to having some days to myself again.
We have a brand-spankin’ new school opening up this year in our neighborhood. I’ve found myself on the board of their first PTA (which means I’ll have people to bake for)! The office staff will either love me or hate me. Little do they know that they’ll be my guinea pigs for newly tried recipes. My PTA board was already on the receiving end of my latest one: Blueberry- Raspberry Galette from Sara Leah Chase’s The Nantucket Open House Cookbook.
I’m horrible at crust. You can see from the picture that I managed to get it into the pan, but I really need to take some sort of “Pie Making for Idiots” class. It’s not usually my thing and it tends to cause me enormous amounts of stress.
Now you can also see from this first picture that this “galette” is really a tart. In fact, in Chase’s recipe, the title indicates that it’s a galette but in the instructions it is referred to as a tart. Are there any galette/tart experts out there that can clarify the difference?
I might possibly have baked it slightly too long. I was concerned with undercooking the crust, but in the process of extending the baking time the blueberries may have become too jam-like. Don’t get me wrong- the tart was fabulous- but If I were to try it again I may eyeball it a little closer.
The raspberries are placed after the tart has completely cooled. The combination of the baked blueberries with the fresh raspberries was nice. Blueberries alone would have been boring. I plopped some freshly whipped cream on top of individual slices.
When I walked out the door, tart in hand, this conversation took place.
husband: “Where are you going with that?”
me: “PTA meeting… next door.”
husband: “But what if there isn’t any left?”
me: “But honey, I didn’t make it for you. I made it for the PTA board.”
husband: “Make sure some comes back with you.”
me: (rolled eyes)
I took extra care to cut smaller slices for the ladies on the PTA board so that my husband could experience the tart that he was forced to watch walk out the door. The gals gushed about this summery dessert, and the husband was most appreciative of my efforts to save some for him. He enjoyed it too.
This recipe can be found HERE.