Strawberry + raspberry galettes.



And now that the berries have been picked, what to do with them all?

Whilst fresh berries and sunshine are as beautiful a combination as you could ever imagine, it’s never a long-lasting situation. The heat will take the ripest, most perfect berries of the bunch and tip them over into the land of mush and fermentation quicker than you can say ‘would you like some cream with those?’. Before you know it, you’re left resentfully feeding the remains of the punnet to the dog, whilst complaining about how what was once such beautiful fruit is wasted on an animal who drinks filthy puddle water like it’s a fine wine.

So, after devouring the first of the bunch plain (nothing can better a perfectly sweet strawberry or tart raspberry), and then adding the next round to yoghurts and porridge in the mornings, what to do with the remaining half kilo or so? Should you make jam, or strawberry ice-cream? Fruity salads, or sweet summer cakes?

Or, how about a galette or two? They’re simple, delicious, and despite being the easiest things in the world to whip up, look impressive in their own rustically-charming kind of way. Here’s how…

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I like to imagine these galettes being served up to friends at the end of a meal eaten outside in the summertime. They’d be the pre-curser to the cheese board, and the follow up to a meal of heaping salads and roasted vegetables and tender fish and crusty bread. Do you do that, too? Lose yourself in fantasies of dream dinner parties? I hope it’s not just me ;)

However they’re served though, in a some-day-dinner party or merely at the end of a simple Sunday supper for two, they make perfect summer dining.

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Ingredients ::
300g plain white flour
150g unsalted butter
Pinch sea salt
Iced water

300g strawberries
Zest 1/2 lemon
1tsp soft light brown sugar

150g raspberries
2tsp soft light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
Extra sugar for sprinkling

- Put the flour and salt into a large bowl, and cut the cold butter into small 1/2cm cubes. Toss the butter cubes into the flour, and slowly add in ice water a little at a time, mixing until the dough come together and forms a rough ball.

- Flour both your rolling pin and a clean surface, and turn the dough out of the bowl. Roll the dough out away from you into a rough rectangle, then fold the top third of the pastry into the centre, and the bottom third of the the pastry up over that to create an envelope shape.

- Turn the pastry dough one quarter turn (so that you have a short side nearest to you again) and repeat the process. The roll-fold-turn process needs to be completed five times in total, flouring well between each turn. The dough should be smooth and pliable once you’re finished. Wrap well in cling film, and refrigerate for at least half an hour. (In summer, an hour’s chilling is best!)

- When the dough’s chilled, take it out and divide into two. Roll out each half into a rough circle until the pastry is 1/2 centimetre thick (thinner than photographed, the pastry was puffing up quicker than I could get these photos shot!) and then transfer it to a tray lined with parchment paper.

- Toss the strawberries and raspberries with sugar (less for the sweet strawberries, more for the tart raspberries), grate in some lemon zest, and then heap the berries into the centre of each pastry round. I made one strawberry and one raspberry, though you can mix if you’d rather.

- Fold in the edges of the pastry, brush with a little beaten egg and scatter over a small handful of brown sugar, then transfer to an oven preheated to 200 degrees celsius.

- Cook for approximately 30-35 minutes, until the pastry is golden and flaky and the fruit soft and bubbling. Serve with a scoop of ice-cream (homemade, if you’d like!), or a serving of creme fraiche.

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  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Looks delicious! x

  • Trudy Johanna

    This look so good! x
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  • Imogen H

    I’ve actually never seen something like this before, but it looks absolutely perfect for the summer! It’d be great for a summer gathering or BBQ because it also looks fancy and impressive!

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  • Lauren S

    I think we have some pastry left over so I’ll definitely be giving this a go – you can’t beat a berry pie!

    Lauren x

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  • emily couture

    This recipe looks yummy and looks like a perfect dessert :)

    Emily xx

  • Alexandra

    Looks amazing!! Love a bit of summer fruit and ice cream – there’s a possibility you can hear my stomach rumbling from here reading this post haha:)x

  • Courtney

    Oh my goodness this looks so delicious! Especially with the scoop of ice cream on top!

  • Mimmi

    This is just gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to try making a galette, but I never have. Really tempted now!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Pili G

    This looks delicious defiantly have to try it!



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  • Flo

    Oh wow they look so delicious! I’m trying to think how I could re-create them without the butter and white flour…they just look so yummy!

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  • Kizzy

    This looks delicious. I’d love for you to join in with my new linky next Friday, this recipe would be perfect #SeasonalKitchen

  • Kimberley Miller

    all of your recipe/cooking posts just make my mouth water! This looks SO good. I’m slowly writing up a list of things I want to make from your blog! Haha.

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  • Cat

    Literally drooling here miss! This looks delicious…I’d never heard of galettes before so I now consider myself informed and in love.


    The strawberry and raspberry galettes look very delicious and appetizing. I love the way you serve the galettes with a scoop of cool ice cream. Thank you so much for the recipe, Rosie. This is a perfect treat for the hot summer.

  • Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    Such a gorgeous galette, Rosie. Love! <3 xo

  • Louise @ AllThePretty

    What a lovely little dessert. I still have plenty of fruit left over from when we went strawberry picking and got, er, slightly carried away. £20 worth of strawberries is quite a hefty amount. Definitely be trying this.

  • Nicole

    These look delicious, and I can’t believe how simple they are to make! I would have thought they would have required far more ingredients. I will definitely give these a try before the summer comes to an end, nothing beats the fresh fruit of summer and the countless yummy dishes you can cook up with it all :) A lovely post, as always!
    Nicole xx

  • Simona .

    Mhmmmm, that really looks yummy! And with that ice cream.. simply delicious!

  • Phoebe bray

    This is such a good, quick recipe to use up strawberries and it looks so pretty and rustic! x

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