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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Les Petits Chefs make Fall-Market Galette

Just out of the oven Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is a favourite both in our house and in my cooking club for boys, Les Petits Chefs.

So much so that when I realised that clubs were starting on Monday this week and that I wouldn’t know who was in the club (i.e. how many people to shop for) until literally they were arriving in the lab at club start time (hello not super efficient sign up system!), I figured galettes were a great way to start the term with the boys because I always have ingredients for pastry on hand at school and I had the fruit to make the dessert for Tuesdays with Dorie anyway!

We used black and red plums and peaches (and I had grapes but in the hustle to get this made in an hour, I forgot them – they made a nice snack as the galettes baked!) since fresh figs aren’t that easy to come by (recipe calls for plums, figs and grapes). I had thought I might use dried figs but couldn’t find any that were guaranteed nut-free so couldn’t bring them to school anyway. In any case, this “Fall” galette was more of a “late summer” variety but noone complained and some boys learned what a galette is (“Oh, it’s like a pie!” < loved hearing that lightbulb moment, love it when kids make cool food discoveries!). Of course we minified this dessert, making individual galettes so they would cook in time (around 25 minutes at 375˚F).

Slicing the fruit kept the boys busy…

Slicing plums kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd they did a great job…

Sliced plums when kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comWe added some orange zest and sugar and stirred all the fruit and let it sit whilst we dealt with the dough.

Stirring fruit filling when kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comI made the dough at the start of the session so it didn’t get to chill in the fridge but it handled beautifully anyway…

Making dough when kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com Rolling dough when kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe boys enjoyed crushing some butter cookies to lay at the bottom of the pastry to soak up the juices (because who likes a soggy-bottomed galette?)…

Crushing biscuits when kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd then for the fun part…

Assembling galettes when kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe boys did such a great job here – I barely had to help!

Filling galettes when kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com Folding and pleating pastry when kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com Finishing assembling galettes kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd they looked wonderful all ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comBaking with kids is great because there’s always a little “down time” where you can get your kitchen/ STEM lab cleaned up as you bake. And then there just *might* be leftover fruit and cookies to snack on as you wait… But it’s definitely worth the wait…

Fresh from the oven Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comPerfectly imperfect!

Because we only had a few boys this week, we had extras – for our admin assistant/mum/nurse/superwoman (the boys thought she deserved a treat!) and one for our Junior School head (boys also thought she could use a treat!). And one for me and Neil! Which we shared with a neighbour…

Kids make Fall-Market Galette from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comYou pretty much cannot go wrong with a galette and this one was no exception. When I see fresh figs, I’ll pick some up and make the proper version 😉

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Fall Market Galette on page 129 of Baking Chez Moi.

 

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6 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Les Petits Chefs make Fall-Market Galette

  1. Mr. Neil September 10, 2019 at 08:53 #

    Nice to see LPC back for another season! And thanks for the yummy dessert last night – hit the spot perfectly after the farmers’ market pizza. 🙂

  2. steph (whisk/spoon) September 10, 2019 at 17:20 #

    you have taught them well– they have great knife, rolling and pleating skills. a fun and delicious treat to learn how to make!

  3. Geoff September 10, 2019 at 19:05 #

    It’s a pity you’re not living up the road from me… I’d have had a couple of those. Lovely.
    Welcome back LPCs.

  4. Zosia September 11, 2019 at 17:51 #

    I enjoyed the process shots….and they do look perfect!

  5. Diane Zwang September 11, 2019 at 19:55 #

    This is a great recipe for Les Petits Chefs. I am glad that you shared your new recruits. We loved this one so much.

  6. Kim September 13, 2019 at 14:05 #

    How fun! This is a great recipe for kids…easy to customize and all will turn out beautifully! Great job!

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