Tuesdays with Dorie: Cheese and Tomato Galette

Cheese and tomato galette from Baking with Julia on eatlivetravelwrite.com

I’m ALL about galettes, me.  In recent times, I won a Whole Foods Recipe Contest last Fall with my sweet potato, balsamic-caramelized onion and goat cheese galette, I’ve taught my boys’ cooking club how to make tomato and goat cheese galettes, I’ve made a rustic mushroom quiche/ galette for Mushrooms Canada and my mini mushroom galettes with roquefort and walnuts were the official Mushrooms GO PINK recipe in 2012.  Yup, I’m all about the galettes since I’ve realised that pastry is not my enemy but it’s rapidly becoming my friend – a realisation I came to as I watched Kate Hill make an apricot tart from scratch, very casually, whilst in Gascony last summer.  This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a cheese and tomato galette (p429) – summer on a plate, right?

cheese and tomato galette from Baking with Julia for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

This week’s recipe was fairly simple though the dough was a little challenging to work with as it was so sticky.  With just flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, butter, ice water and sour cream (I used Greek yoghurt), it was definitely sticky to work with but since it was supposed to be a rustic looking dish, I embraced that, rather than feeling frustrated with the falling-apart dough. It’s really all about the process, not so much the end product, right? Right??? 😉

Baking with Julia cheese and tomato galette for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

I used goat cheese instead of the Monterey Jack the recipe called for with some grated mozzarella and made sure to choose firm tomatoes so that they would not release all their watery juices into the crust. Nothing I hate more than a soggy (pie) bottom.

Cheese and tomato galette for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

I absolutely loved everything about the finished product – the look, the taste… The cornmeal gave it a lovely crunchy texture and the dough, despite my misgivings about its stickiness, really held together well.

cheese and tomato galette with basil on eatlivetravelwrite.com

I’d happily eat this every single night for dinner. And you know what? I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of these on the menu this summer in France. (8 days to go but who’s counting?)

Rustic cheese and tomato galette with basil on eatlivetravelwrite.com

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17 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Cheese and Tomato Galette”

  1. You are the galette queen, Mardi! I just bookmarked every recipe that you linked to.

    I’m intrigued by this crust of cornmeal and yogurt. It certainly looks as though you ended up with a beautiful galette!

  2. lovely lovely lovely. galettes are so much quicker than a whole pie, and don’t demand that fancy lattice, so i’m with you. embrace the rustic!

  3. I’ve been excited about this post from the moment I saw one of these snapshots on Instagram! This recipe seems like it was written for my tastes 🙂 Can’t wait to make it!

  4. Your galette looks awesome! Great pics and a great post. I will have be having a look at all your other galettes for some ideas as I really enjoyed making this one.

  5. Your tomato galette looks great, but I really covet the sweet potato-goats cheese-onion one – yum! I also checked out the apricot tart – oh, for someone to make that for me!

  6. What a beautiful looking galette, it may be rustic, but it has rustic elegance! We also loved this one, and the dough is my new best friend (for this week, anyway), as it survived a tumble off the cooling rack onto our plates!


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