Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mushroom Galette





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...It's been a busy day. I've started working on the dishes that I'll be featuring while we are traveling and the first day of cooking is always daunting. I managed to get a lot done, but as the sun set I had a "Eureka" moment. Surrounded by plates of food, I had forgotten about dinner and nothing on my counters was suitable for an evening meal. I grabbed a pie crust from the freezer and mushrooms and cheese from the refrigerator and threw together this homely galette. It normally is a much grander affair. On a good day, wild mushrooms, sauteed with fresh herbs and shallots, are tossed with a premium blue cheese and wrapped in a cloak of puff pastry that's baked until the color defines rich golden brown. That didn't happen tonight. I took every shortcut imaginable, but there is an upside to this sad tale. It worked. If I hadn't had the good stuff, I never would have known that this wasn't the real thing. The recipe I pillaged belongs Joanne Weir who is one of my favorite foodies. She stays under the radar but her recipes are spot on and I love her style. I'm going to share her recipe for Warm Stilton and Mushroom Galette with you and let you guess where I took my shortcuts. Here's her recipe.

Mushroom Galette...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, courtesy of Joanne Weir

Ingredients:
Crust:
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, frozen in the freezer 1 hour
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons ice cold butter, cut into 12 pieces
4 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup ice water
Filling:
1/4 ounce dry porcini mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 green onions, white and green, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme
1 pound cultivated or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
4 ounces Stilton or other blue-veined cheese

Directions:
1) To make crust: Place flour and salt in a food processor and pulse two times to combine. Add butter and pulse several times until most of the mixture is size of bread crumbs with a few pieces remaining pea sized. Dump mixture out onto a work surface in a pile. Spread it out a little. Make a well in center of mixture. Whisk together sour cream, lemon juice and water; add half of liquid to well. With your fingertips, mix liquid with dry mixture until large lumps hold together. Remove large lumps and repeat with remaining liquid, using as much liquid as needed to hold dough together. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place dry porcini mushrooms in a small bowl, cover with boiling water and let sit 30 minutes. Drain mushrooms and reserve liquid for another use. Finely mince mushrooms and reserve.
3) In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add green onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 minutes. Add rosemary and thyme and continue to cook 1 minute. Increase heat to high, add fresh and minced dried mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are soft and liquid from mushrooms has completely evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool.
4) Roll dough on a floured surface to make a 12-inch circle. Place on a baking sheet. In a bowl, combine Stilton and mushrooms. Spread mixture over dough, leaving a 1-1/2-inch border around edges. Fold uncovered edge of pastry over mushrooms and cheese, pleating it to make it fit. There will be an opening in center of tart. Bake until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Slide galette onto a serving plate. Serve hot, warm or room temperature.
Yield: 6 first course servings.

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Savory Goat Cheese Parmesan Galette - Use Real Butter
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80 comments:

Sasha said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Nothing makes me drool quite like a galette does...

Monet said...

Pastry plus mushrooms guarantee success in my world! This looks just delicious...and I may add it to my dinner party menu for this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

aipi said...

This is definitely a good one..we are all mushroom lovers in my family and this looks like a perfect weekend brunch for us:)..thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

US Masala

Lisa said...

I love mushrooms so your galette definitely makes me hungry.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I love anything with mushroom, looks delicious :).

Adelina said...

as usual, interesting to read through your story- shortcuts or not- all your food is worth every praise.

Pushpa said...

The perfect crust with the mushroom and herb filling is making me so hungry in the night.Am going to the kitchen to grab something to eat.

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Sushma Mallya said...

so beautiful and so yum too, lovely recipe mary, thanks for sharing..

Daniel Bingham said...

Short cuts or no, that looks delicious. And now I know what a galette is... *hides face in mild embarrassment*

Nina Timm said...

I so wish you were here. I am busy with product innovation for a mushroom company. I get loads of all the exotic mushies every week. Looks like you are the right one to have at my side!!!
The galette looks so delicious!!!

Fuat Gencal said...

Çok güzel, çok leziz görünüyor. Ellerinize sağlık.

Saygılar.

chriesi said...

This is gonna be my lunch today! Mmm...

Katerina said...

One shortcu i can immagine is the crust. Now for the others, I am sure an experienced cook like you, would find hundreds of ways to cut short. In the end, it doesn't matter what you do but the end result and that Mary looks absolutely mouthwatering.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Buona !!!!
Ciao Mary e buona girnata :))
Myriam

Sophie said...

Waw!!

What a stunning mushrooms galette,..Perfect for Fall!

This is totaly fabulous food!

Priya said...

Slurppp!!!tempting galette, makes me hungry..

MaryMoh said...

This looks so impressive and delicious. Love all those mushrooms inside there...yum. Hope you have a great day.

pigpigscorner said...

This is gorgeous! Love love mushrooms! Bookmarked!

Big Dude said...

The baker in the family, Bev, has been wanting to make a galette and this looks like a great one - I love mushrooms. Great looking throw together.

My Little Space said...

Hmm..mm... this looks so luscious! I am salivating here.... Yummm... This is something I couldn't resist. Thank you and hope you're enjoying your day.
Kristy

alison said...

beautiful,a excellent starter!

Kim said...

This is a tart for me. I know that this dought is perfect because I made it a couple of times... Mushrooms in a tart, yum!

bellini valli said...

Just so delicious Mary with it's earthy flavours!!

Martha said...

Sometimes I take those shortcuts as well and am amazed at how good the result. This looks good whether the easy way or the right way. I'm also thnking that mini ones would make a great appetier.

Tasha said...

Even with your shortcuts, this still looks fabulous to me! Very impressive for a thrown together meal.

Dishesdone said...

Have to try this one, anything with mushrooms would do here, and your galette looks fantastic!

Alison said...

I can just imagine the heavenly aroma this dish must give off!

From the Kitchen said...

You can throw something together better than anyone I've known! The dish looks earthy and delicious. I think I'll try to throw one together after a trip to the grocery store.

Best,
Bonnie

Allie and Pattie said...

I actually love her recipes and this is no exception-I could happily make a fine meal of this
xoxo Pattie

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous galette Mary. Are you sure you aren't a secret French pastry chef? If you aren't, you sure could fool me.
Sam

Design Wine and Dine said...

I want a piece of this right now! Aren't the..."I'll just whip a little something up" dinners the best!

My kind of meal! Love blue cheese! Thanks Mary!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Mouth watering recipe. Diane

Jenn said...

Galette's are wonderful. I have yet to make one this year, but it is getting cooler, the time is coming! This looks so delicious. My picky eating boyfriend would not like it because he's not a mushroom eater, but I could see myself eating the entire thing!!

penny aka jeroxie said...

beautiful! very comforting dish

La Table De Nana said...

My husband would love this~

High Plains Drifters said...

now that looks like a real crowd-pleaser!

Mickey said...

Love mushrooms! This looks perfect even with the shortcuts... especially with the shortcuts when we are so busy these days. Thanks Mary!
mickey

Rita said...

What a great combination; looks tasty and kind of frenchie; grat post. wonderful photo
Rita

CaSaundraLeigh said...

This looks like a wonderful last minute dish to me! It looks like you worked on it for a long time :-) I bet it tasted that way too!

Cherine said...

This is gorgeous!!

kitchen flavours said...

I love mushroom and your galette looks really good. I have always wanted to make mushroom galette, even got the recipe for it, but somehow never got round to it!

StephenC said...

We are currently working our way through a Swiss chard gallette inspired by Anne Burrell of "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef". Peter's crust is marvelous and the chard filling came from the garden. Gallettes rule!

Pacheco Patty said...

I like shortcuts and your mushroom galette is a perfect dish for fall now let's see if the weather ever cools off so I can turn on my oven;)

Pam said...

Oh Mary... you know how to get me drooling. This looks FABULOUS!!

June said...

Beautiful and Stilton is PRIMO! Love the stuff...but with mushrooms too. Wow! I'll be trying this PDQ. Thanks Mary.

Annie said...

This is a very good recipe, delicious.
Have a very nice day

Louanne said...

Wow, Mary, how delicious! And your crust, I can just look at it and see the flakiness!

Joanne said...

Haha the typical life of a food blogger...food, food everywhere but not a bite to eat! This galette looks fantastic!

Satya said...

awesome recipe ...love this mushroom galette

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Cooking Gallery said...

Beautiful mushroom galette, Mary! I am hungry now...!

Cheryl said...

That is gorgeous, I am not a fan of mushrooms but I would not turn this down!

Jennifurla said...

Hello!@ Great idea

Eliana said...

I made my first galette recently and now can't get enough of them. This one looks like one that I will have to make VERY soon. Looks so delicous.

Ginny said...

Goodness, I don't think I've ever heard the term Galette. This makes me think of an English peasant dish, kind of like a shepherds pie. I know it's different from that, yet it has that kind of look to me. It is so beautiful and comforting both at the sme time. And not many dishes are both. Of course the pie crust would be the biggest shortcut. I may try on of these with different things inside.

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

Oh wow, this galette looks so delicious! I would love a slice!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I have been so busy and dinner has been thrown together a lot lately - this galette is just perfect for a busy night. I don't find it homely at all!

Lori said...

Mary- this looks incredible! I love mushrooms. This was put together so nicely. It looks gorgeous.

Bella said...

This sounds wonderful. And it looks just delicious.

Nisha said...

I'm drolling looking at the pictures.

Lucie said...

Mmm, Mary, this is a great weekday dinner. I've been on a mushroom kick for a while now and will definitely be trying this recipe out!

FOODalogue said...

oh, Mary, that looks absolutely delicious...I must try it.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Mary~ your galette makes me want to do a happy dance!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Gorgeous galette- I'd love this for dinner tonight!

Susi said...

Simply beautiful and so delicious sounding! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe :o)

Linda Starr said...

freezing the crust ingredients, good trick, I learned that in Antoinette Pope's cookbook when I was just learning about cooking in my teens.

Faith said...

What a beautiful galette! I'm a real mushroom lover, and I could eat this any time of day...delicious!

Marguerite said...

This mushroom galette looks fabulous! If you had not mentioned the shortcuts, I would have never known! Thanks for the great recipe!

Jeannie said...

I love mushrooms and this galette looks good..you really bake beautiful pies and pastries:)

Mags said...

Of course I'd have to use a store bought crust because I'm a homemade crustophobe, but I'd love to make this recipe. It looks absolutely delicious!

Jasnas' kitchen creations said...

Your mushroom galette looks delicious,...Thanks for sharing!

Pondside said...

That sounds gorgeous and may be dinner tomorrow night here in our little apartment in Whistler. Tonight's dinner was out of the grocery store freezer case - I should have read this recipe earlier!

We Are Not Martha said...

omg it's mushroom heaven! And this is SO beautiful :) I totally want to make it for my next party :)

Sues

Dan said...

Wow, that mushroom dish looks incredibly tempting. There's a wide variety of cuisine at One Perfect Bite - thanks for sharing!

Julie M. said...

I had to stop and read about this one. I adore mushrooms and just so happen to have a menagerie of them taking up space in my kitchen as we speak. I'm giving it a definite bookmark!

Reshmi Ahmed said...

Hi Mary,
First time here. Got caught with this gorgeous looking Mushroom Galette. Iam sure it would have taste awesome !

Karen said...

For a quick thrown together meal, it sure looks fantastic! Beautiful galette, and the filling sounds delicious!

Lana said...

Finally got the time to attack my Google Reader and catch up. I was snickering while reading this post. Time is sometimes so elusive...
It pays off to have good quality produce and staples on hand for just these kinds of moments. I do not doubt that the galette tasted as wonderful as it looks.
Another recipe to try when the time is short:)
Greetings from California!

Julie said...

Mary - This is beautiful and looks so delicious! Amazing what a beautiful dinner you can "throw" together! My "throw" together dinners are frozen pizza. :)

dawn said...

i LOVE this. what a beautiful dish. this has made my must-try list! thanks for the recipe.

Gal said...

This galette looks very impressive and my husband is crazy about mushrooms. I like your blog.

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