Thursday, June 27, 2013

Almond and Sweet Cherry Galette

Ok, in my previous post I teased you about pitting cherries for a cherry filled dessert.  And usually I will share such a recipe...but this recipe is from my new favorite cookbook, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. 

The author, Deb Perelman, also writes the famous blog, Smitten Kitchen. She cooks from a tiny galley kitchen in NYC. I especially love her baking recipes and her gift for telling a story with each recipe.  I have been cooking and reading my way through her new cookbook, and haven't found anything I didn't like so far. This is the second time (and not the last) I made the Almond and Sweet Cherry Galette. You start by making her perfect all butter, really flaky pie dough (which can be made ahead and frozen), then you make a melt in your mouth almond paste  (can be made two days ahead) which holds the cherries in place, and lastly you pit your cherries with your XOX Cherry and Olive Pitter.  The combination of cherries and almonds make the most delicious summer dessert imaginable. I'm sorry this recipe is not on her blog, and it wouldn't be fair to the author by sharing her recipe.   

So if you are looking for new cookbook, I would highly recommend buying or borrowing this book from your library.  This recipe is worth it.  

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  1. Om, I mean, Oh, that looks heavenly! And your pictures of it are just wonderful!

  2. Oh my goodness, I am going to gain 20 lbs. just drooling. Thanks for the recipe, I really need to make this. Thanks also for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Aren't galette's divine!?! I made one for the first time a few short weeks ago . . . blackberries and vanilla. It was amazing! I would love to try cherries and almond next!! What a lovely combination of flavors!

    Please come by and see my galette . . .

    Happy Fourth of July!

  4. Love your post on making the Almond and Cherry galette. I can't wait for to try this recipe (and cherries are just arriving in our local markets). To: "me"
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  5. Looks YUMMY! Will have to go check out her blog...
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!