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Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette

When summer is here, galettes are a sweet staple. A cornmeal crust makes this Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette extra special! “Everything happens for a reason, right, Mom?” I was in the middle of brushing my teeth and nodded vigorously as he continued. “If I didn’t…

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Summer is the season for galettes.
Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette

When summer is here, galettes are a sweet staple. A cornmeal crust makes this Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette extra special!

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | When summer is here, galettes are a sweet staple.

“Everything happens for a reason, right, Mom?” I was in the middle of brushing my teeth and nodded vigorously as he continued. “If I didn’t go with you earlier for C’s haircut, then we wouldn’t have gone to the library across the street, and I wouldn’t have found this book,” he lifted up the book he brought home – he was excited (and surprised) to find that he was truly engrossed in the novel. “And if C was never born,” he continued, “I wouldn’t have a sister. And her room wouldn’t have her stuff.”

My little philosopher.

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A cornmeal crust makes this galette extra special!

I’m a big believer in fate and things that were meant to be. But the beautiful thing about something like a galette is you don’t need a reason to make one. You don’t need a birthday or holiday or special anniversary. It can be a Monday night. It can simply be.

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Use the season's fresh berries in this easy dessert.

Maybe you bought extra berries at the market. Maybe you want something sweet. Maybe you want something doughy. Maybe you’re like me and find a pie daunting. Galettes, then, are your fate.

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Galettes are an easy summer staple.

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Served warm with a dollop of cream, this easy dessert is a summer staple.

I almost didn’t share this galette with you. Is it almost cliche? But who cares? It’s summer, the berries are sweet, and I realized, I don’t need a spectacular reason. There is one thing, though. This cornmeal crust. I was making corn muffins one afternoon when I thought how nice it would be to make a galette with some cornmeal. And it’s so wonderful, I don’t think I will be able to make a galette any other way again. So perhaps it was fate, after all.

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Summer is the season for galettes.

Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette

1 galette | Prep: 10 minutes, plus 30 minutes chill time | Cook: 40 minutes

When summer is here, galettes are a sweet staple. A cornmeal crust makes this Mixed Berry Cornmeal Galette extra special!

Ingredients

For the cornmeal crust:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup cornmeal

1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 large egg, separated

3 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:

2 cups mixed berries (I used strawberries and blueberries)

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons apricot jam

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. If you wish, this can also be done in a food processor. Whisk together the egg yolk with the water. Slowly drizzle in the egg yolk/water mixture, about tablespoon at a time and toss with a fork until the dough just comes together. It will still be crumbly (take care not to make the dough too wet). Place in the center of a sheet of plastic wrap, using the wrap to bring it into the shape of a ball, wrapping as you go. Press it into a disk form and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Toss the fruit in a bowl with the sugar and cornstarch and set aside as you shape the dough.

Place the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out into a disk about 9 1/2 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. It does not have to be perfect. Arrange the fruit in the center of the disk. Gently bring up the edges of the dough, folding and crimping a little along the way towards the center of the galette. Lightly brush the exposed dough with the egg white. Sprinkle the washed dough with sugar, if you wish.

Transfer the galette on the parchment to a cast iron skillet or baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the center is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven when it is fully baked, and transfer to a cooling rack. Warm the apricot jam with a teaspoon of water in the microwave and whisk well. Brush the jam on the berries to bring back its shine.

When the filling has had some time to rest, slice the galette and enjoy, either plain, with some whipped cream, Greek yogurt, or a la mode.

Cornmeal crust lightly adapted from Cornmeal Pastry, The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook (Oxmoor House, 2000).

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  1. Sarah | Broma Bakery

    Oh my god how GORGEOUS! I’m totally obsessed with the photography on this, girlfriend! Like, wowza. Who cares that July 4th is over, I would take this any day of the year :)

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  2. Denise

    I am really liking your cornmeal crust – haven’t tried that with our galettes.  Thanks for the new summer inspiration!

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  3. erika

    So do NOT over roll this… I rolled it too thin and it turned into a corn dough mess. Hopefully it doesn’t impact the flavor. 

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  4. Jenn

    This recipe looks so good! I actually baking it right now and I remembered I have a convection option on my new oven. Does that change cooking time?

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  5. Andrew Smith

    Made this today with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and sour cherries. Excellent flavors in both the fruit and crust.

    I did run into one issue: after rolling the crust, it adhered to the parchment too strongly to fold it over the top. Fortunately, I could place the parchment into the cast iron pan and the result tasted great. 

    My assumption is that I may have misjudged the amount of the yolk/water mix to add.

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  6. Aysegul

    What a genius idea to use cornmeal crust!
    I have been dreaming about this galette since the first moment I saw it on instagram. So SO beautifully photographed. 
    Cheers!

    Reply
  7. Raquel

    This sounds like a great way to try cornbread, I usually have it with maple syrup and butter but fruit would be a nice change. 

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  8. Jean Layton

    Galettes are my favorite way to use the berries of the season.  Now to convert your lovely cornmeal galette to gluten free for me. 

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  9. Amy Bui

    This looks so delicious! Was looking for a pie recipe to make for our July 4th BBQ party and I think I might’ve found it! I have a bunch of berries in the fridge so this is perfect! 

    http://ontherye.com/

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