Blueberry - Sugar Plum Gallettes
Ever since I was a little girl, I've always loved to bake. Something about being in the kitchen (the heart of the home) with flour dusting the countertops, the sweet scent of sugar, eggs splashed all around and the enjoyment of the end result. My mom and my grandma spent a ton of time with me in the kitchen, when I was little. Maybe I just like being in the kitchen from those sweet memories, who knows! Even before I was old enough to understand how to use the oven, I would sit in the kitchen with empty pots and pans and just pretend to cook with wooden spoons. It was the funniest thing!
When college came around, I was struggling to decide if I wanted to go into culinary or fashion. My true passion was always fashion, however I loved to bake. I used baking as a stress-reliever. Whenever something would upset me or I was tense about something, I would slave over the oven, making up some kind of concoction. I always borrowed recipes from old cookbooks that were handed down from generations and when Pintrest came into the picture, that was a huge game changer for me! Now, I do my best to develop new recipes and test them out on my friends and family (pitty them, right?)
Anyways, this past weekend (as you know) we went blueberry picking and we came home with many pints full of blueberries. So naturally, I had to do something with them. I mean, I could have just sat their eating all the berries, but I wanted to do something special with them. And my in-laws gave us some of the sweetest sugar plums I've ever tasted. Which sparked my inspiration for this recipe! I love the homey, rustic feel of a Gallette, the crispy dough with the sweet, gooey inside makes it one of my favorite desserts! Actually, funny story - I had no idea what a Gallette was until about 3 years ago, Chris surprised me with a cooking class for my birthday. It was a 3-course meal inspired by the french. I saw on the dinner card we were going to be making a fall-fresh berry Gallette. At first, I did a double take..."What the heck is a Gallette?" I said, louder than I thought, and the teacher started to laugh. She went on to tell us it was basically an open-faced pie filled what whatever your heart desired! Since that lesson, I make a ton of Gallette's. Always trying out new fruits and spices and so forth. So I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I did!
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