Rustic Rhubarb Galette

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

At the end of last week I still had a fridge full of rhubarb(even after using some).  I guess that’s what I get for going a little crazy at the farmers market… again 😀  Although it’s a yummy dilemma to be in.  I’m sorry I’ve gone so crazy with rhubarb recipes lately, I never really experimented with it before so this year I’m trying all sorts of new things.  I hope you wont mind but I have one more rhubarb recipe waiting to be posted later this week.  Then hopefully I’ll take a break from rhubarb for a while 😀

I have to say, I love galettes.  They’re basically pies, but free form and in my opinion, way easier than a regular pie!  I mean honestly, they don’t have to be perfect and if they turn out a little less than round, just call them rustic 😀  I have all sorts of problems making pies.  After making so many in the past few years I’d say I’ve improved a lot in my pie making, but I have a long way to go too.  The thing I love about these, is their simplicity, and yet the crust never turns out soggy, and it holds its shape perfectly.  Plus it’s super fast.  Honestly, if pie crust scares you, just go for it.  And just try not to touch the dough or work it too much and you’ll do fine!

So I’m beginning to realize that I’m letting my photography slide a little.  There’s something not right about these photos and I’m really going to work on it this week(although I have a couple more posts already lined up to post that I still think are a little “off”).  I really want to focus my time and energy into my photography and not so much into my blog appearance which I’ve been working on lately, although I am going to be changing the layout of the blog soon.  I’ve been reading so many blogs lately with amazing photography and I’m so inspired to improve how I’m doing things.  Hopefully there will be a noticeable difference in the near future 🙂

 

 

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1 Maris (In Good Taste) May 30, 2011 at

Never apologize for sharing such great recipes! Keep the rhubarb coming! This looks delicious!
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2 Aimee @ Simple Bites May 30, 2011 at

Just beautiful. And now I have a hankering for rhubarb roasted in a flaky crust.

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3 Bonny May 30, 2011 at

Can you use this “crust” with other types of pies Heidi? I too struggle with my pie, but your Galette was so good the other night (your nephew/niece thought so too), that I can’t wait to try making it… perhaps an apple/rhubarb experiment is in order…

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4 Heidi @ Food Doodles May 30, 2011 at

For sure! I’ve tried just plain peach as well and it worked perfect. Just try to keep the amount of fruit the same or a little less and maybe mix the fruit with an extra tbsp of flour if it’s an especially juicy fruit. You can also click the link for the original recipe that has almonds in the flour mixture, that was really yummy too. I’m so glad you liked it 😀

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5 Monica May 30, 2011 at

I’m loving rhubarb at the moment. Tis the season! So far I’ve been doing rhubarb / apple crumbles, but I do need to get my pastry hands out and do something like this. I like that your filling is ALL ABOUT THE RHUBARB. And I bet it goes rather well with the rustic whole wheat crust.
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6 Heidi @ Food Doodles May 31, 2011 at

Mmm, it does go really good, but I love the idea of adding apple too. Someone else even mentioned it, why have I never heard of rhubarb and apple?? 😀

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7 Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel May 30, 2011 at

really beautifully presented. God i love rhubarb- bake it in anything and i’ll have it. This looks scrumptious 🙂

Congrats to Kat (in the previous post) for winning your lovely giveaway too!

xoxo

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8 Heidi @ Food Doodles May 31, 2011 at

Thank you so much 😀 I love it too. Usually I make a bunch of different things with one fruit(or veggie?) and then get bored of it, but I’m still loving it 😀

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9 Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh May 31, 2011 at

um you have the best pictures, I don’t know what your talking about!
AND I love anything tart like or pastry like, so this sounds delicious! I really want to try rhubarb.. 🙂
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10 Heidi @ Food Doodles May 31, 2011 at

Aw thanks Ari! <3
Go go! Find some rhubarb 😀

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11 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) May 31, 2011 at

Wow this looks incredible! I’ve never had rhubarb before, but now I definitely want to 😀

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12 Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls May 31, 2011 at

I love galettes! This looks terrific!

New to your blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls
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13 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} May 31, 2011 at

If you think your photos look “off” I can’t IMAGINE what you think about mine! Yikes. Your photography is beautiful. Seriously. I wish I had more time to devote to mine, but I just don’t right now. Maybe someday. But, that being said, in my opinion, the recipes on a blog are so much more important than the photos. 🙂

I’ve never even heard of a galette, but this looks incredible! I need to try it soon. Thanks.
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14 Heidi @ Food Doodles May 31, 2011 at

Aw thanks! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with your photos at all, they’re always so bright and colorful! I think lately I haven’t been liking the shots I’ve been taking because they’re all the same color. I think that may just mean I need to take more pictures of beautiful veggies and less of bread and baked things because I don’t know how to make brown bread more colorful, haha.

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