for this weeks challenge, we have chosen to make tomato and cheese galettes. sigh. big sigh...tomatoes are not in season yet here in tennessee. the spring weather was so cold and wet so late in the season that our tomato plants didn't go into the ground until the third week of may. oh well, off to market i go.
in between stops, i ducked into my local publix supermarket. generally, i can expect them to have a better than average selection of produce. finding heirloom tomatoes shouldn't be a problem there and i didn't have time to go across town to whole foods to over pay for said tomatoes. all i can say is that if tomatoes are not in season in tennessee, it is unlikely that tomatoes from ontario (yes, ontario in canada) will be better. way to go publix! at least 75% of what they had available was listed as produce of canada. honestly, can we not grow our own tasteless hot house tomatoes? do we really need to import them??? my options were severely limited, i chose a tomato from florida and made the decision to focus on mushrooms and onions-at least i knew they were going to have some flavor.
we have begun to go hostless here at tuesdays with dorie so to see the original recipes, buy the book! or you can check it out on this heart of mine, blogger amy posted the recipes for the dough and the galette back in 2011 and it is word for word from the book.
when combined, it looks a little grey.
i cut the butter in by hand and it looks a little lumpy when done properly.
in went baby portobello mushrooms and the chanterelles.
the herbs were last. i let the filling sit and cool while i rolled out the dough.
to see what the other bakers came up with, visit the tuesdays with dorie page!