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Sunday, May 12

Spring Harvest Baking~Rustic Strawberry-Rhubarb Galette



Spring Harvest Baking~Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Galette~

Who could want a better Breakfast?!  Also makes a wonderful dessert and is always a fave at potlucks!




Don’t you just love this time of year, when the beautiful berries and gardens are producing and, finally, the prices have come down? I absolutely love this!! Mornings are still cool enough to bake or do some canning. Yes, I am old school and would prefer to make my own versus buying store-bought. It is the only way I know exactly what is in the food I eat. Well, I am lucky enough to have 2 booming crops of rhubarb with plenty ready now to take advantage of the strawberry sales and get a head start...Yumm.  So I decided this morning to make one of my faves…A Rustic Strawberry-Rhubarb Galette!! 

 I have worked on this recipe over the years, so I am quite pleased with how all the “tweaking” I’ve done turns out. I thought you might enjoy the results of my hard labor…lol.
 1st of all I made sure I could find strawberries on a great sale, before I decided to go harvest some of my Rhubarb. (Did I mention that since the gophers, in my backyard, killed one of the plants, no to mention a whole summers garden, My Mum has been kind enough to grow it in her yard for me for the last three years?) 


Anyway, I found the strawberries 2/$3.00!! That is an incredible deal where I come from and they are just perfect. I washed and hulled them and slice them to a bake-able size. 


Then I went over to My Mum’s and pulled about 14-15 nice firm stalk of rhubarb… washes and cur the rhubarb up. 


Now here ‘s one of those tricks I’ve discovered after making this recipe over and over ( My family LOVES it, and would have me make one daily, if possible) Because Rhubarb’s density and coking time can vary, I want to make sure that it will cook and be tender in the baking time. And, after several ok tries, with a few too many super tart bites and came up with this trick, putting my cut rhubarb in a Pyrex, lidded  dish , squeezing  the juice of 1 orange over it ( you can use lemon, both work). And Microwaving for approximately 4-5 mins. The rhubarb comes out about half cooked and yet, still holds its form. 

I drain off some of the liquid and put the strawberries and rhubarb in the refrigerator, separately to chill, this prevents your crust from absorbing too much juice from your filling being prepared before the dough is rolled out and the oven is preheated, so you can combine all and put it directly in the oven.
Okay, so now you’re ready to make it!!

I like a very fruity Galette!  More fruit than usual, but it is up to you how you like yours!

Filling:
2 cups cleaned, sliced strawberries, chilled
2 cups par-cooked rhubarb, cooled in the fridge.
1-1/2 cup white cane sugar
1/2 cup flour
¼-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tablespoon of pure Vanilla
Just stir lightly to combine, don’t be to vigorous here.


Crust:
1 cup white flour
½ cup wheat flour
½ cup butter, frozen than cut into cubes
1-1/2 Tblsp. Sugar, white
½ tsp. Salt
Milk
1 Tblsp melted butter

** combine dry ingredients and cut in butter (you know how recipes for pie dough say until it resemble cornmeal? You don’t want that for this dough! Just cut butter in until the pieces of butter are about pea size…you want to see little pieces of butter, this is what will make your crust flakey) 


(I added this photo of the dough so you can see that you will have and want to see little pieces if the butter)
You can use a food processor here, but if you do, I suggest you pulse only you do not want to over work your crust.  Add in enough milk to just make your dough come together. Gently form into a ball and wrap In plastic wrap and place in fridge for about ½ hour.
Preheat your oven to 375F
Prepare your counter. I like to place a large piece of parchment paper on the counter; I will roll my crust out on it and assemble my Galette there, then you can easily slide parchment paper and galette onto your cooking pan. Unwrap your dough and roll out into a large round disk approximately 14-16”
Now drain any liquid off your strawberries and rhubarb and combine them, add flour, sugar cinnamon and Vanilla, just fold mixture 4-6 times and then dump into the center of your dough round, spread out until it is covering all but 2-2-1/2 inches from the side, start pulling sides up and pinching them together all the way around until you meet.. Gently pull your parchment paper with Galette onto a large cookie sheet.  Brush tops of dough with melted butter and lightly sprinkle with sugar, put immediately into your preheated oven. Make sure not to let your fruit filling sit out until you are ready to put it in the oven!! You don't want to see any juices until the baking process, otherwise you risk your pastry getting soggy.

 Cook until fruit is cooked and bubbly, checking the bottom of your Galette for a nice deep golden brown, you don’t want to over do. Juices’ leaking over the sides is normal and Yummy!!

My Dad came over and enjoyed some of this with me!! So happy to see him enjoy it.   I'm off to make two or three more! You can freeze them, raw, wrapped, take out and pop in the oven to enjoy them later in the year!! But, I really don't think much beats fresh!  Enjoy and God Bless!   




Today I am sharing this recipe with:

Susan @ Between Naps On the PorchStephanie Lynn @ The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table DreamingLinda@ Crafts a la ModeSarah @ Making the Scene Monday on Alderberry HillRamona @ Create With Joy's Inspire Me Monday,  Vanessa @ Nifty Thrifty ThingsCharlene @ A Pinch Of Joy's Busy Mondays,  Diana @ The Girl Creative's Ready, Set Pin!(Party)and The Weekly Creative Thursday Party , Heather @ Stringtown Home's SisterhoodKim @ Made in a Day's "Blog Hop Social",  Marty @ A Stroll Through Life's "Inspire Me Tuesday",  Marcie@ I Gotta Try That!Christine @ The DIY DreamerKatherine @ Katherine's Corner's Thursday Favorite ThingsDesiree @ The 36th AvenueKelli and Kristi@ Lolly Jane's "The Scoop"Courtney@French Country Cottage's"Feathered Nest Friday"Cindy@ My Romantic Home's "Show and Tell Friday", Beverly@ Beverly's Pink Saturdays, Cathy @ A Peek Into My Paradise  Nici@ Posed Perfection's Creative Ways  Shanice@ City of Creative Dreams








52 comments:

  1. HI! New follower via Social Sunday!
    Beautiful blog!

    I invite you to visit me at http://www.pjstreasures.blogspot.com

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Pam!! I'll be heading over to check out yours this afternoon!! I'm glad you like my Blog and I appreciate your "Follow"!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  2. Such a classic spring time dessert!! I'm gonna go get me some rhubarb :)

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    1. Thanks, Doreen!! Buy some this year, but grow it after that, save ALOT of money!! I hope you enjoy this Galette! I love it! It is definitely one of my family's faves!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  3. Oh this looks soooooo good. Thanks tons for sharing and for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you so much, Marty!! So happy to join you!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  4. droolllllllllll, you had me at strawberries xo

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  5. Here from the facebook blog hop and just wanted to let you know I liked your page! Hope you'll get a chance to visit me ;o) Have a great night!


    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cropped-Stories/615495055132216

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  6. I love what you did with strawberries and rhubarb, I am going to try that..........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. I'm so glad, Kathy! read the notes on the following comment reply before you do.
      Hugs,
      Theresa

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  7. This looked so yummy I had to try it! Sadly you did not include the amount of flour to mix in with the fruit or the baking time. :( Juices not only leaked over the side, they ran all over the cookie sheet! It tasted pretty good though!

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  8. I have made the necessary changes to this post!!

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  9. You're so lucky to have fresh rhubarb! I'm in an apartment, but was still able to plant a tiny little vegetable garden this year. I'm hoping I don't kill everything :)

    This galette looks incredible!

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    1. Thanks, Loretta~ I am very lucky,but My Mom ,not me grew the rhubarb. I have GOPHERS!! Good luck with your vegi garden!!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  10. I'm anxious to try your Rhubarb pre cooking trick!

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    1. Jeannie, If you get nothing else out of this whole recipe, That was the single best discovery for me!!! No worries if you've cooked it long enough anymore!! Just be sure to drain off any liquid and put in the fridge before putting into a filling! Let me know how you do!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  11. Very cool. My hubster loves rhubarb! Take care, Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda!! I do too, as you can tell! Thanks for the comment!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  12. So delicious. Love the photographs of real life vs Pinterest or magazine perfection. This is what I love about blogging, connecting with real homes bursting with life.
    Pleasure stopping by.
    Happy pinks!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marcia!! I'm so pleased you came by and I'm flattered by your kind words.
      Happy Pinks back to you, See ya next Saturday?!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  13. Looks DELICIOUS! I love strawberries and rhubarb together, and haven't had any this season yet! I love making galettes too, I love how easy they are to make and how delicious they are too! Yours looks wonderful!

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    1. Thank you , Maria!! Since you love all of the above, as do I, I hope you'll try this recipe out...I think you'll really enjoy it!
      Hugs and Blessings, Theresa.

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  14. Hi Theresa" I wanted to follow up and let you know I made this and it was yummy! I brought it to a friends for dinner tonight and there were zero leftovers :).

    Thanks again for stopping by the hop! We appreciate it so much and we hope you've made some friends along the way.

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    1. Doreen!! I think this is the nicest comment I could ever get (to hear that you, actually made it) pleases me so much!!! I'm glad you and your friends were able to enjoy it!! There is certainly no shortage of friends with fellow bloggers like you, my dear!!!
      God Bless,
      ~Theresa

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  15. Love strawberry and rhubarb but never though of making a galette with the combination -- very clever and super yummy! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday! APinchofJoy

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    1. Thanks Charlene! Give it a try!! Thanks for letting me crash your party!!
      Many Blessings,
      Theresa

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  16. I have always wanted to taste this flavor combo...looks delicious and beautiful! Now following you♥

    Linsey at The Farmhouse Porch

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    1. Thanks so much Lindsey!!! I'm so glad you've joined my journey!! I hope you get to try this recipe out this year!!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  17. thank you for sharing your lovely post at the hop xo

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  18. I so need to try and make one too! YUMMY!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

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  19. Oh, this galette is beautiful! And thanks for the tip about how long to pre-cook the rhubarb!

    Thanks for joining us for Let's Get Social Sunday!

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

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    1. Joy it is ALWAYS my pleasure!
      Hugs, Theresa.

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  20. Come party with APIMP!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-3.html
    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks so much for the invitation, Cathy. Will do!! :)
      ~Theresa

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  21. Good Morning Teresa, Thank you for a lovely recipe. Just before I visited you I was looking at another recipe for Galette..... how odd was that.... it must be the season!
    I have never combined rhubarb and strawberries, so this is something new and interesting for me.
    Like yours my family love Galette and I was interested to see that you microwave your rhubarb for a short time. I do not own a microwave, so I will have to cook mine over the stove for a few minutes.
    I have really enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best wishes to you,
    Daphne

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    1. Daphne, I am so sorry this reply is so late in coming. I'm so glad you found my recipe. I'd love to know how it turned out for you!!
      ~Theresa

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  22. Hi~ Stopping by from TGIF Party~ What a wonderful dessert to make with spring fruit:) This is something I would Love! Now following~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  23. This sounds amazing. Thansk tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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    1. Oh, Marty, Thank you so much for coming by! You are amazing. I do hope you'll give this recipe a try! You will Love it!!
      Blessings sweet lady,
      ~Theresa

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  24. Theresa, I love it even more now! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- I am sharing on Facebook this evening at 7:30 CST! :)

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    1. Thank so much, Joy!! Baking my 3rd one for the day! They are such a big hit at my house, I'm so glad you like it! Thanks so much for Sharing it with your readers!!
      Hugs,
      ~Theresa

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  25. Thanks for coming by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and linking up! I wanted you to know I will be featuring your recipe on my FB page today at 10:45 am. Come on by and take a look! Blessings...Shari
    https://www.facebook.com/Puregracefarms

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    1. Thank you so much, Shari! I'm glad you like it and very grateful that you are going to feature it!! Popping over to your Facebook page!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  26. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again today :)

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    1. Thank you! I was grateful for the invitation, :)

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  27. The crust looks a little challenging for me but that looks so good!! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I've pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

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    1. Thank you so much, Tammy! It always looks harder than it is. Truth be told the messier the dough and crust roll out 9 time out of 10 makes the best ones! LOL I don't know why! Give it a try.

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