This term the Petits Chefs are testing out some of the recipes from my cookbook and this week, we worked on something that I’ve made many times before with them boys – mini fruit galettes. Galettes are one of my favourite “go to” items to make “when there’s’s nothing in the fridge“. Galette was my entry point into making pastry, thanks to Kate Hill (check out her wonderful pastry making skills here) and since I’ve learned to conquer my fear of pastry, I’ve made it dozens of times with the boys. Their parents are always so impressed when they appear with pastry from scratch!
Obviously there needs to be a recipe for galettes in the book and who better to help me refine and perfect the recipe than Les Petits Chefs?
It’s hard writing a cookbook (<<< biggest understatement of the year right there…) because you hope that people all over the world will be buying it and making the recipes, so when you include something like a fruit dessert, you obviously want to make sure it’s fruit that many people can get their hands on (most of the year if necessary). I’ve experimented with a number of different fruits for the galette recipe – I still am, really, but I think I may well go with mixed berries like we did at school this week.
I appeared with a recipe and some scribbled notes and had the boys help me with the questions I had – How many berries did we need to fill an entire recipe of pastry? How many berries per galette? How many mini galettes does the pastry actually make and how big are they?
So many questions…
Meanwhile Team Berries reported that they didn’t need to juice the lemons and limes I had suggested because there was enough liquid in the filling as it was. Hmmm… something to do with the boys taking their stirring duties very seriously, I think 😉 (but great to know for the book notes!)
While the galettes were in the oven, the boys made some more pastry (gotta keep those hands busy!) while I cleaned up. I just gave them the ingredients and they got to work.
Speaking of beautiful…
Stay tuned to see what recipes we test from In the French kitchen with kids in a couple of weeks (it’s Family Day weekend here next Monday so no school)!