We've reached that point in summer where berries are everywhere. They're in drinks and in salads and in oatmeal and coming out of your ears. Are you sick of them yet? I didn't think so and today i'm going to make a vegan berry galette. 😏
I keep seeing pies and cobblers and crumbles that look SO good all over the internet. But I wanted to do something a little different. A little less fussy.
In my 25 years on this earth, I haven't done much baking. It's intimidating. It is a science. It is chemistry. And I barely passed high school chemistry. As is the case with most scary things, it's all in my head.
I've had a summer issue of Bon Appétit laying around for a couple of months now – a juicy, perfectly messy galette graces the cover. It's loaded with blackberries and blueberries and it's been tempting me since the day I fetched it from the mailbox.
Galettes are famous for being simple and no-frills. They're like pie's carefree, hippy sister that ran away to live in a co-op.
My thought process went like this:
"The instructions seem easy enough and the ingredients are simple. I can handle this!"
".......Wait. We don't have butter. Can you make a galette without butter?"
"Is that blasphemy? What will the French think of me?"
And then I remembered – I make the rules around here. 💪 And butter or no butter, we set out to make a damn galette.
It took some research and development. A few flour messes in the kitchen. A couple more curse words. Lots of laughing. The end result was a more delicious, beautiful, and perfectly summer dessert than I expected. We referenced a dynamite pie crust recipe from Oh, Ladycakes because she is the queen of baking.
I'm here to spread the good news, people. BAKING ISN'T SO BAD. 😍😍😍 In fact, it's wonderful! Our place smelled like a pastry shop all afternoon. The dough was surprisingly easy to work with, spread out, and fold up. It turned out crunchy and buttery, with just a hint of sweetness. And the berries? They look a little burnt in the photos, but they weren't. They're tossed with sugar, so as the galette bakes, the sugar caramelizes the fruit and cooks it down to a jammy, sweet and tart consistency. Baking is magic.
Since this vegan berry galette requires a bit more involved process than most, I included some photos of the dough steps after the recipe, down below. 👇👇👇Print