Thursday, August 26, 2010

Plum Galette/Plum Crostata

We’ve got plums coming out in abundance now. I bought a big bag of it the other day and it just cost me $1.98. I left it on the counter to ripen and they were so sweet and juice. With the leftovers I made this free-form crostata or gallette, it is the easiest way to make a pie. You don’t need a pie pan, no elaborate edge crimping, and no lattice weaving. All you have to do is roll out the dough and fold it up over the fruits of your choice. This rustic plum galette is bright, delicious and a great way to finish up all the plums that you has at home.


Ingredients for the pastry:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
10 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
some ice water

Mix the flour, salt, and sugar together in a bowl. Cut in the butter by hand or using a mixer with a paddle attachment, leaving some pea-sized chunks. Sprinkle the ice water over the top by the tablespoon and toss it with the flour mixture until you can bring the dough together into a ball. Press it into a disk and refrigerate for 30 minutes before rolling it out.


For the filling:

6 plums – core and cut into thin wedges
2 1/2 tbsp of sugar – for sprinkle
1 egg – beaten for egg wash


1. To form a galette, roll it out on a lightly floured counter into a 13” circle about 1/8 inch thick. Transfer the dough into a line baking pan.
2. Arrange the plums all around the dough leaving about 1 ½” away from the border, then sprinkle the 2 tbsp of sugar on top of the fruits.
3. Fold in the edge of the dough to cover the outer rim of the plums. Brush it with some egg wash and sprinkle the remaining ½ tbsp of sugar all over the pastry.
4. Baked in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until fruit is tender and pastry golden brown. Let the galette cool on the baking pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to the cooling rack. Serve warm or cold.


Note: The amount of sugar needed depends on the tartness of the plums.

19 comments:

My Little Space said...

The galette looks divine! How I adore fresh fruits in bakings. They taste absolutely scrumptious. Btw, those plums are very very cheap. Have you ever thought of making some jam out of it? Hope you're having a great day.
Cheers, kristy

Kim @ Two Good Cookies said...

That looks so elegant! Beautiful!

maameemoomoo said...

Gorgeous!!

$1.98 for a big bag?!?! I just bought 4 for $10 on Tuesday.. I actually thought buying a few more to make this but adoi, cannot bear to part with more $$$! :P

Yummy Koh said...

Wow this look gorgeous!!

Julie said...

That is truly beautiful...looks so fresh and delicious!

Kitchen Corner said...

I like the way you make your plum tart without using a tart shell. Save some work and washing hehe... I used to make bakewell plum tart with Jamie Oliver recipe, it was really good. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I shall give it a try. Cheers!

Ho Ho Ho said...

Yummy looking gallette...
Plums... lovely.. can't wait for our summer :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I saw a lot of plum recently over at supermarket, I should ve buy some to bake this, looks delicious!

Sarah said...

Very rustic, and I bet it's very delicious too. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cook said...

Wowo that is just so so beautiful.

3 hungry tummies said...

That looks so pretty... and tasty!

busygran said...

I've yet to try a galette. But yours is tempting me to try.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Oh.. that's super cheap.
Here it's RM10/kg.
But it's already very very cheap compared to the other stone fruits.

I love how your galette looked, so round and well formed.

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, thank you. I too love using fresh fruits in my bakings. Let see if I still can get more plums and maybe I shall make some jam.

Kim, thanks.

Meemeemoomoo, yes the stone fruits are in season now so pretty cheap.

Yummy Koh, thanks.

Julie, thanks.

Kitchen Corner, yes this is easier than using the tart pan.

ICook4Fun said...

Ho Ho Ho, thanks.

Jess, hope you like this.

Sarah, do try this out. They are delicious :)

Happy Cook & 3 hungry tummies, thanks.

Busygran, do try it out :)

Wendy, yes super cheap now :)

Angie's Recipes said...

That's the most beautiful galette I have ever seen!
Bravo!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

I want to try this recipe,look so simple!yea,the plum and nectrine here is so cheap too!! thanks for sharing☺

mycookinghut said...

Looks really summery! I am going to miss all the summer fruits... autumn is on its way :((((

Sillycow said...

how many grams are 10 tablespoon of butter?