The Catalyst

A Writing Teacher Writes (plus some writing prompts and recipes)

Almost Summer June 12, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Writing Prompts + — Christopher P. DeLorenzo @ 12:59 am

The title of this post is the prompt. It’s amazing what people write in response to that, especially on a cool (some would say cold) San Francisco evening. Almost summer, indeed. I’m searching for a nice segue here, but the truth is, in a very unorthodox moment, I decided to post a recipe here for a simple fresh fruit galette. They’re quite easy to make and really delicious: you will impress your friends. I always tweet a link to a recipe on Tuesdays, but after searching the internet for a simple recipe, I gave up. I couldn’t find one anywhere as good as the one I have, so here we go: Strawberry & Blueberry Galette            

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together the berries with the flour and the sugar in a bowl. Pour over pie crust* leaving a 1-inch border. Fold up the uncovered border over the edge of the fruit and pinch into pleats. Sprinkle the crust and fruit filling with 3 teaspoons of turbinado (or raw) sugar.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until crust is lightly browned, about 30 minutes, depending on your oven. A good rule of thumb is to check the galette at 20 minutes to see how well it’s coming along.. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top each piece with whipped cream, or a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt.

*For my pie crust recipe, click here. Making a pie crust yourself isn’t that hard, especially if you have a food processor. If you already make your own pie crust, I swear by my recipe using half butter and half Spectrum shortening (vegetarian and non-hydrogenated: skip the butter flavored one and go for the plain one in the blue and white container).


One Response to “Almost Summer”

  1. Looks divine Chris! I’m going to make one this weekend. Cheers!

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