This recipe really is a keeper. (My mom and I still say that. I thought it was so funny to read in the recipe head-notes that it is an expression used by old-fashioned cookbooks.) I was very excited to make this recipe and everything started out very well. Paul and I went to a pick-your-own farm this weekend. In addition to 50+ pounds of tomatoes and 20+ pounds of peaches to can, we picked blackberries and raspberries. Combined with some store-bought blueberries, I had the perfect filling ready for the galette.
The trouble started when I started to make the dough. I'm really curious to see if anyone else had problems with it. I thought I followed the directions exactly, but I must have mis-read or mis-measured something, because after mixing it in the food processor I was left with a very wet, sticky mess. It wouldn't even come close to forming a ball. My only change was substituting half of the AP flour with whole grain flour, but that should have made the dough drier, if anything. I didn't know what to do, so I just threw small handfuls of flour - trying to alternate between AP, whole grain, and cornmeal - into the dough and kept mixing with my hands until it was dry enough to form a (very sticky) ball. I then threw it in the freezer (I didn't have the full two hours to refrigerate it) and tried to forget about it. When I came back to it - after leaving it on the counter long enough for it to thaw - it was still very sticky, but with some AP flour for the board I was able to roll it into a circle.
I was still worried about the texture of the crust, but continued on. From there, the recipe came together very quickly. I skipped the sugar and just drizzled honey on top of the berries. The galette was ready to bake, but my oven is currently broken, so Paul offered to try grilling the galette. I was nervous (especially after some mishaps over the weekend) but didn't have a better idea, so we went for it. We checked the galette frequently, and after about 30 minutes it looked perfect. We tasted it and it was just delicious. I couldn't believe that the crust had come out so well. I love the simplicity of it. The star really is the fruit. My only complaint was how small it is! I wish I had made two!