Friday, September 14, 2007

Almost-Autumn Galette


I hope the rotten little squirrels who snarfed every single fig from our tree are now rolling on the forest floor in gastro-intestinal agony. Fortunately, local farmers' markets are rich with figs at the moment, so after a recent foray I was able to make one of my favorite quick desserts: a raspberry fig galette.
All this required was the defrosting of a little round of pate brisee from my freezer, a quick quartering of figs, a scattering of raspberries on top, a sprinkling of sugar (this time I used brown) and some dabs of butter. Pleating the edges of a pastry round to make an open-faced galette is one of baking's pleasanter little tasks.


Almost as pleasant as eating the galette -- still fragrant and warm from the oven. I served creme fraiche with a bit of brown sugar sprinkled on the top alongside. Softly whipped cream or a dab of ice cream would have worked equally well.
I adore fruit galettes.

And I hate squirrels.

4 comments:

Lydia said...

Those squirrels are well-fed, if they're the same ones who've eaten my strawberries. And perhaps they're related to the crows that have knocked the pears off the trees, where the deer can get to them more easily....

Belinda said...

Oh no! Your gourmand squirrels took advantage of the bounty. Unfortunately, they are greedy little rascals...and they don't like to share. This "Almost-Autumn Galette" looks beautiful though...pretty as a picture. :-)

lmc said...

it looks beautiful, i am so envious.

Maryann said...

Wonderful dish. Yum :)