Grab a fork, and tuck a napkin under your chin. It's Tuesdays with Dorie....
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This week, our assignment was a galette, which is essentially a free form pie-no pie dish needed. Sorry, old buddy Pyrex- but we can still be friends. I don't mean to be a rebel, but I just can't seem to follow the recipes exactly as I'm told. Try to understand, oh skinny Dorie. I had to make my tried and true old pie crust (with half whole wheat) from the Joy of Cooking. I never thought it was a low fat pie crust, until I made Dorie's super-EXTRA buttery crust, so now I make just a regular super buttery pie crust so I can fit into my jeans on Wednesdays.
The Quiet Man bought me a paper sack full of gorgeous white peaches. Who needs a dozen roses when such Garden of Eden fruit is to be had? It was hard to not eat them pie-less, plain, and perfect.
Dorie's recipe calls for a jam brushing over the center of the rolled-out crust; I used honey to compliment the natural sweetness of the peaches. The cut peaches are place in the center of the crust and then the edges are crimped and folded to encase the edges of the fruit. A sprinkling of sugar (I ditched the original recipe's custard topping) was all that rustic simplicity required.
DEE-LISH-US! Really truly. I made my pie for about $5.00, but the cost will vary greatly depending on your choice of fruit. Always try to use what you can find fresh and cheap. For complete recipe, click here.
But I couldn't stop there. If I'm going to indulge in pie, well, by golly it might as well be pie and ice cream. Peaches and blackberries are a marriage made in heaven, particularly with some roasted salted cashews thrown in for crunch and flavor balance. The ice cream is a simple adaptation on my friend Stephanie's vanilla ice cream.
Blackberry and Salty Cashew Ice Cream
Estimated Cost: $5.00
1 (10 ounce) can sweetened, condensed milk
1 cup whipping cream
3 cups milk (low fat is fine)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup blackberries, crushed (I used frozen)
1/2 cup chopped roasted salted cashews
Combine condensed milk, cream, milk, and vanilla in the bowl of the ice cream maker. Process according to manufacturer's directions in ice cream maker. When ice cream is thick, stir in blackberries and cashews.
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