August is blackberry season here on the west coast and they are plentiful at our family’s beach cottage. When we’re not on the deck, in the water or off hiking, we’re probably picking blackberries.
I like to use them in pie, crumble, pancakes, even salad! My favourite though is a galette. Which just in case you weren’t sure…is basically a generic French word for a round cake or pastry. What I love most about galette is that it has one crust and doesn’t have all the fuss of making a pie. It’s easy peasy I promise! This recipe is inspired by a similar one from Chatelaine magazine.
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
4 tsp. ice water
1 tbsp. lime juice
4 cups blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
1. Blend flour and sugar in mixer. Add butter and mix until crumbs form. With mixer on low, add water and lime juice until dough comes together. As you’ll see by my pics, we don’t have a Kitchen Aid at the cottage, so I did this step by hand with a fork. Not quite as speedy, but works just fine.
2. Preheat oven to 375F and position rack on bottom of oven. Lay a large piece of parchment paper on counter and sprinkle lightly with flour. Pat dough into a disc and roll into a circle about 12 inches wide. It should be very thin and edges should be uneven. Transfer the whole thing to a baking sheet.
3. Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large bowl. Add blackberries and toss gently to coat. Pour mixture into centre of pastry and fold inwards, keeping the berries in the centre uncovered. Lightly brush the edges with water and sprinkle with sugar.
4. Bake for 35 to 40 mins until pastry is lightly browned and berries are bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy these last few weeks of summer friends ☀️