Sunday, May 06, 2012

Honey Balsamic Strawberry Galette

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Hello from the month of May!

It seems I blinked and April had come and gone. When I looked up, May was here, and with it came open windows, bright green leaves on all of the trees, honeysuckle scented air, baby sheep & cows in all the pastures, and strawberries in my garden.

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I love strawberries because they seem to usher in the warmer seasons. The actual first taste of the bounty to come. There’s just something so good about that. It makes me happy.

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The recipe I’m sharing with you today is definitely a grown up dessert.  It’s a little something different than your run of the mill sweet strawberry pie. I macerated strawberries in a balsamic and honey mix, baked it up in a whole wheat crust & topped it off with some freshly ground pepper. It’s hearty, a little bit tart, and really tasty.

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Honey Balsamic Strawberry Galette

For the crust:
(adapted from martha stewart)
makes 2

    2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 freshly ground pepper
    2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small
        1/4 cup ice water, plus more if needed

For the filling:

1 pint fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons honey


1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon almond flour
(this part is optional, but it helps to soak up excess juices)

1 egg, beaten

    In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt and pepper; pulse to combine. Add butter, and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some larger pieces remaining, about 10 seconds. (To mix by hand, combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then cut in butter with a pastry blender.)

    With machine running, add ice water through feed tube in a slow, steady stream, just until dough holds together without being wet or sticky. Do not process more than 30 seconds. Test by squeezing a small amount of dough together; if it is still too crumbly, add a bit more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

    Turn out dough onto a clean work surface. Divide in half, and place each half on a piece of plastic wrap. Shape into flattened disks. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Slice strawberries, toss in bowl with balsamic vinegar & honey. Let sit for 1 hour or more, up to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 375. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Lay crust flat on cookie sheet or cast iron pan. Strain strawberries, reserving the liquid.

Combine the flour, sugar and almond flour, and sprinkle around the center of the dough, leaving 2 inch border.

Mound strawberries on top of the dough, then fold dough over, overlapping where necessary. Brush dough with egg. Bake until golden brown & bubbling, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, place remaining balsamic & honey in a small saucepan, adding 2 more tablespoons of balsamic and 3 more tablespoons of honey, boil until thickened.

Remove galette from oven & top with freshly ground pepper. Serve warm with balsamic honey sauce.


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101 comments:

  1. I thought I was having DejaVue: http://www.thelovelycupboard.com/2012/05/balsamic-strawberries-and-brie-galette.html

    What is the coincidence of that? lol.

    Looks great!

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  2. That looks SO delicious! I absolutely love the name of your blog too :)
    http://rosieposiespuddingsandpies.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I've got some strawberries that are itching to jump into this galette. Thanks!

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  4. Stunning! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful recipe. Now I just need to find some delicious strawberries.

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  5. Beautiful shots! I really like the idea of a whole wheat crust paired with balsamic and strawberries.

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  6. This looks wonderful! I wish you'd post more because I'm such a fan :)

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  7. looks so delish, hannah! will have to try it gluten free. x

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  8. Beautiful tart. Strawberries, pepper and balsamic vinegar is a killer combo. I put it in biscuits once. Major. I imagine it all in a tart to be stellar. Pictures are gorgeous, per usual.

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  9. So incredibly beautiful! Bookmarking this--must. make. soon!
    j.

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  10. There is absolutely no way that I am not making this this weekend!

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  11. Oh, I love this galette, love the flavors. Pinned and shared on FB.

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  12. Beautiful! My kids have been eating crates of strawberries, and we have so many in our fridge right now. This would be a lovely way to use some! {and thank you for a whole wheat crust recipe. I've been looking for a good one.}

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  13. My fav part about this recipe would be the combo of balsamic vinegar with strawberries and then freshly ground pepper on top ... brilliant!

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  14. Gorgeous galette and food styling...how have I just found you?...where have I been? ;)
    I love honey balsamic strawberries - whether in muffins, salads, or now...a galette - must try! xo

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  15. That looks so good! I love the addition of balsamic vinegar.

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  16. this looks absoloutely delish. thanks for sharing.

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  17. I just wanted to let you know I linked your inspiring galette to my own little post of my galette! I love your taste and its so inspiring!
    -K

    kalanagknit.blogspot.com

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  18. wow what a recipe! Definitely going to bake this Honey Balsamic Strawberry Galette on the weekend. Love your blog it's gorgeous.

    check out my blog for some creative food inspiration.

    www.picniclane.blogspot.com.au

    xx

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  19. I have tried balsamic strawberries before but yours sound better than that.. I love the photography :)

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  20. Looks really delicious! And I love your photos! :)

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  21. Strawberries in your garden?! HELLO awesomeness! This galette sounds so yummy. I love it!

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  22. Homegrown strawberries and a Galette...life is good!! Love that background board, lovely clicks.

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  23. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Mmm looks so delish! :) I'll have to try it out!

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  25. This sounds amaaaaaazing! I just had balsamic in a dessert for the first time this past March (lame it took me so long to try that combination, I know) and it was just fantastic. Pairing it with strawberries sounds absolutely delicious. And as always, your photos are completely gorg.

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  26. that looks wonderful. I love those sorta sweet sorta savory, spicy kind of things...

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  27. I'll pass along this recipe to my mum; as an alternative to her strawberries pie. I bet she's going to love it!

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  28. Excellent post. Thank you so much for this informative post. I will recommend it to all of my friends.

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  29. Just beautiful - love the depth of whole grain crust. Thank you!

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  30. Lovely photos, and a healthy dessert! Perfect

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  31. this looks delicious, i have been looking forward to trying it and I am making it as I type this! :)

    I had one question: should I be taking the strawberries out with a slotted spoon after they macerate and that's the "remaining balsamic and honey" ...was just wondering how much of the liquid is actually put in with the strawberries!

    thanks Hannah!
    -Elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth!

      Yes, you're right. Drain most of the liquid off the strawberries before adding them to the dough. Otherwise you'll have a mess on your hands in the oven. ha! :)

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  33. Yes, the May weather has been treating us very kindly in Hollywood as well. And that galette looks so good. Just fantastic pics!

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  34. This is beautiful and perfectly encapsulates the spring season.

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  35. This looks sublime miss. I love your rustic galette :) I can almost taste those strawberries x

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  36. Hi,

    thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes, and the very lovely photographs. They make my day. I chanced across your site when I was researching on recipes for the cooking blog I recently set up, and have been very inspired by this site. Thanks also for your pancake recipe! I have credited your recipe and also linked you in my blogroll.

    Cheers,
    Felicia
    Cooking Up a Storm, Dish by Dish
    http://dish-by-dish.posterous.com

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  37. This is so scrumptious!! Wonderful recipe!

    xx
    Katie {Epicurean Mom}

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  38. I need to just move in with you. How am I supposed to eat my boring toast with pb& honey while looking at this?!!!So beautiful and yummy looking!

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  40. strawberries + balsamic + black pepper = best friends. I love this and as always your photography is stunning. I don't know why I've never commented before - but I'm in Georgia as well.

    p.s. I think a measurement for the black pepper in the crust was left out. I'm assuming its 1/2 teaspoon?

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  41. This looks sooo soooo good!! I'm so waiting for strawberries to come into season - just a couple more weeks here! Love this kind of pie, galettes are the best :)

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  42. Great pictures. Came across your blog while looking for something else!

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  43. lovely... the strawberries and the balsamic and the honey together... mmmm mmmm

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  44. Photos are beautiful. I love strawberries with balsamic and with black pepper.

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  45. That sounds something to try this summer when the strawberries of my parents get ripe in the end of June. Thank you for the recipe.

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  46. What a gorgeous galette. Galettes have been on my bucket list for a long time but I just haven't had a chance to make them yet. But after seeing this post, I definitely want to tackle them this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. Just beautiful! Totally bookmarked this one :)

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  48. This sounds delicious and looks incredible!

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  49. Hi Hannah

    Just dropping by to thank you for blogging and sharing amazing photos.
    I drop by once a while, just to be reminded of how beautiful life can be ;)

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  50. Love the recipe. Quick question though. It says to divide the dough into half before refrigerating. But when you flatten to make the galette are you layering the two halves? Or did I miss something?

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  51. This looks deliciously amazing. Mmmm.

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  52. oh how i love gallettes! i have never thought about doing one with strawberries - tis the season to try it! and, i love your dreamy blog ~ kati

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  53. We are just coming back into strawberry season. This looks gorgeous

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  54. LOVING this recipe!! I'm also a Southern gal, from New Orleans but living in Argentina. So happy to stumble upon your site. The pictures.... wow!

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  55. Hi! I just made this galette few weeks ago and posted about it on my blog. I absolutely loved it! You can check it out here. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  56. Love that you did this in your cast iron pan, I will have to try that!

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  58. This looks so good! Ohhh I wish it was still strawberry season. I'm definitely saving this until then.

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