Friday, November 27, 2009

DSS~ Thanksgiving ~ Sweet Things

Cranberry Orange Galette

With brown sugar, ground up walnuts, and orange marmalade.


Rustic Apple Galette.

Have a great weekend y'all!


Unknown said...

These look wonderful! How'd they taste? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Big Shamu said...

I love your studio set up, complete with backdrop.
We should have joined forces, I did nothing sweet (unless you count the cranberries). I love the fruit desserts. And the fam's verdict?

Private Nutz said...

tsk, tsk, these look very caloric.

and yet, tempting.

push ups for everyone reading this!!

Making Space said...

Oh jeez, that's crazy gorgeous. When I try out my homemade crust for the first time, I'm totally making a galette instead of a pie. That's so amazingly beautiful.

S N B said...

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Island Rider said...

Post the recipes, please!

Dani said...

Lisa, they taste AWESOME! You have a great weekend too. Any special plans?

Shamy, hehehe. It's just the computer table with the curtain behind it. It's the only place that has good natural light coming in. The fam loved it!

If we would have joined forces at least we would have had turkey for Thanksgiving. I went to help Elizabeth with her bath for a few seconds, and then CRASH! Dani's fave polish pottery dish smashed into a million pieces. And Ollie and Kitty were off with the get away turkey. Teamwork is what it's all about. Good Times! :0

Dammit Wii Bitch! Go pick on Moi. She made peanut brittle. ;0

MS, the galettes are perfect for us girls just learning to bake.

Thanks SnB! Hope your weekend is wonderful as well.

Dani said...

Cathy, sure thing. Check back in after while and I'll have it up. Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Darla said...

You were busy!

Dani said...

Basic pastry dough

1 1/4 cups all - purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

3-4 tablespoon ice water

In a bowl, stir together flour, salt. Scatter the butter pieces over the flour and cut in with a pastry blender or two kitchen knives until the butter is the size of peas. Add the vinegar, and then gradually add enough of the ice water, stirring and tossing with a fork, until the dough starts to come together. It should be moist but not completely uniform, and it's texture will be slightly crumbly.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface, press together gently to form a disk 1 inch thick, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 30 min. or overnight.

Apple Galette

4 cups peeled and sliced apples

about 1/2 cup sugar

2-3 tablespoons flour

pinch of salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into bits

In a bowl, toss the fruit with sugar, flour, and salt. Set aside at room temp.

Lightly butter a large rimmed baking sheet. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12 inch round about 1/8 inch thick, lightly dust with flour, fold it in half, transfer it to prepared pan, and unfold it in the middle of the pan. Pile the fruit evenly on the round, leaving a 2 inch border uncovered. Dot fruit with butter. Fold the dough up and over the filling, pleating every 2 inches and leaving the center open.

Go back and lift each pleat and seal with a little cold water dabbed on with your finger. After the dough has been pleated and sealed, gently press the dough against the fruit to compact it and set the pleats. Chill the galette for 20 minutes before baking to relax the dough and keep it from shrinking.

Bake at 425 for 15 min. Reduce the temp to 375 and continue to bake until the crust is golden and the fruit is tender, 50-60 min. Let the galette rest for 5 min. then loosen the edges with a thin spatula. Cool for at least 20 min.

Cranberry Orange Galette

use the same dough recipe as above.

3 tablespoons ground nuts. I used walnuts

3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

2 cups fresh cranberries

1 medium apple,peeled, cored and cut 1/2 inch chunks

3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)

1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

3 tablespoons of orange marmalade

zest from 1/2 orange and 1-2 tablespoons orange juice

preheat oven to 400

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out the dough as in the apple galette recipe.

mix together ground nuts and bread crumbs

Toss together all the remaining ingredients in a bowl, stirring just to mix.

Sprinkle the center circle with the nut and bread crumb mixture and top with the filling.

Do the dough pleating and everything else as in the Apple Galette. Bake Galette for 30-40 minutes untilthe crust is brown and the cranberries have popped. Let cool and serve.

R.Powers said...

Looks great!
I'm making a skillet apple pie soon on PF.

Big Shamu said...


WiiBiatch is running into stiff resistance. Of course she will take it out on me...

Yeah....puppies and reachable turkey...I should have warned you. OKay, I am giggling though. It's what great memories are made of.

Hey did you see Walmart has a ton of that Polish Pottery? If you can't find what you need I have another source. Let me know.

Dani said...

FC, I'll head over as soon as it's posted. :)

Shamy, we're kicking ourselves now for not getting a picture of the carnage! That would have been a great Wordless Wednesday post. But we were so frantic to get the two of them put away before one of them got cut bad, or in Ollie's case inhaled a piece of pottery shard.

Yep, this will be the Thanksgiving that we'll never forget. And I learned a very important puppy/doggie lesson. Put the food as far back on the counter as you can. Hopefully, turkey number two today will not meet a similar fate.

moi said...

OMG. That sound you hear is me falling over at just the LOOK of those gorgeous sweets!

LaDivaCucina said...

Thanks so much for posting the recipe, Dani, I've been wanting to try this and have some yummy apples waiting! (I wonder if you can do a pineapple one?)

I'm with Sham and just loooove fruit desserts. I love chocolate too but sometimes it's nice not to have something quite so sweet. Thanks for posting and i loved the story about the dynamic duo!!! (or should I say the gruesome twosome?!)

Dani said...

Diva, gruesome twosome~ BAHAHAHHAHAHA. I love that!