Summer is finally here, which in this particular household means it’s rhubarb stocking season. There will be compote, my friends. There will be fancy, almond-laced tarts. There will be crumble-topped breakfast bars (recipe coming soon), and hopefully pickles, and most importantly there will be a freezer so fully stocked with the future year’s worth of supply that there will be no room for basically anything else.
When I was approached by the lovely folks at Ricardo cuisine to see if I’d like to try my hand at any of their dessert recipes, I was only too happy to oblige. And as soon as I spotted their strawberry rhubarb galette recipe, I knew immediately that it was what I wanted to bake.
The crust is similar to the one I regularly use, and it’s really easy to work with. I skipped the baking powder (my crusts have always risen just fine without it), and subbed in 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour for the regular stuff, to give it a little bite. I loved the tenderness that adding yogurt lent to the crust, and it baked up like a buttery, crisp dream. I ‘lined’ the base of the crust with a layer of ground almonds (see technique here) to help sop up some of those lovely juices and keep the bottom crust from getting soggy. And last, I tossed a couple tablespoons of balsamic in with the fruit mixture, inspired by last year’s quick balsamic strawberries, and it lent a lovely depth to the filling.
The galette turned out great, and I more or less devoured the thing by myself (helloooo pie for lunch — and dinner). If you’re looking for some recipes to help out with the ol’ sweet fangs — ahem, sweet tooth — you should give their website a visit! Their recipes are simple, delicious, and easy to tweak to suit your liking. (If you’d like the recipe for this galette in the original, just search for ‘Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie’ on their site.) Happy baking!
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