Thursday, August 23, 2012

Popovers - TWD: Baking with Julia

Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia - Fifteenth Installment.  The recipe is Popovers.

We love popovers at our house, so this was a hit with everyone.  Yum. We usually have these with breakfast, but we were away on vacation, so in the time crunch that happened, I made this as the bread to go with our salad dinner one evening when we returned.  It was a great addition to the meal.

Based on a prior experience with this recipe, I used a lot of butter to grease the pan.  Still had some sticking, and am wondering what the solution is to this.  I have had better luck with recipes where the pan is heated and then buttered and filled with batter, or even pre-heated with butter in it. 

Some sticking, but not too bad

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Berry Galette - TWD: Baking with Julia

Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia - Fourteenth Installment.  The recipe is Berry Galette.

This was so easy and so delicious!  I had local fresh blueberries, so just used those, rather than mixed berries.  The crust got rave reviews from my family, and it was a relief to have a positive crust experience after what happened last time.   I have made galettes before (lazy person's pie crust), but never with this combination of ingredients - sour cream and cornmeal.  The crust got rave reviews.

Before baking
I made the whole crust recipe, and took the suggestion in the book to make the cheese and tomato (another local seasonal food) galette for a starter.  Both were devoured in short order.   I wondered if the sugar in the crust would taste odd with the savory filling, but it was quite tasty.