Here's a question from reader Haivan, who asks:
I've been picking a lot of strawberries fresh from the local farms. Now I've got many, many jars of jam made...but how about some galette? Does anyone have a delicious galette recipe that beckons to be shared?
A galette — along with its Italian cousin, the crostata — is a sort of free-form rustic tart, with a base of easy dough and a topping of seasonal fruit. It's one of the easiest, quickest ways to make dessert out of a lot of fresh fruit, so Haivan is on the right track with strawberries.
Here are a couple of recipes from around the web:
• Strawberry Galette at Martha Stewart
• Strawberry Galette (Martha's recipe) at Little Bird Eats
• Strawberry Pie at What Geeks Eat
But I have to confess that I prefer strawberries fresh, and not cooked, and so I rather like a version of this that uses baked cookie or tart dough with a topping of fresh, not baked, strawberries. It's also a good way to use up biscuit or cookie dough scraps. Here's an example and recipe from an old blog of mine:
• Strawberries and Cream Tart (pictured above)
Any more suggestions for strawberry galette — or any other way to use up fresh strawberries?
Related: Recipe Review: Strawberry Tart with Rich Mascarpone Cream, Dark Chocolate Bits, and a Toasted Oatmeal Shortbread Crust (Plus Ganache)
(Image: Faith Durand)