Strawberry Galette with Basil Cream

April 18, 2010

Strawberry and Basil Galette

Happy International Pizza Pie Incident Day!

The gorgeous Penny from Jeroxie: Addictive and Consuming is hosting monthly International Food Parties (Happy Birthday my dear). I missed last month’s gnocchi party, but pulled a little something together for this month’s theme: Pizza Pie.

Being The Cake Mistress, I’m not fond of vegetables and nutrients associated with Pizza and other such meals so I wasn’t sure what to create. And what exactly is a Pizza Pie?

Wikipedia to the rescue! I was chuffed to see a Pizza Pie is a regular Pizza as we know it in Australia.

Soo…. if

Pizza = Base + Topping

It goes to follow that

Pizza = butter crust base + sugary/chocolately topping

i.e. I could go all out creating a Dessert Pizza :) he he he.

Throwing around a few ideas, I thought of Max Brenner’s Chocolate Pizza with the works. or maybe the healthier option and head to the Vic Markets for some fresh Autumn Fruit to make a Fruit Crumble Pie (ok, so maybe the fruit would be soaked in alcohol…) But then I stumbled across this Strawberry Galette by Martha Stewart. Add a little white chocolate to look like boconccini, plus a basil garnish, and we have ourselves a dessert Pizza Pie!

 

STRAWBERRY & BASIL GALETTE

YOU WILL NEED

Dough
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
1 1/8 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
250g cold unsalted butter, grated
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons ice water
Galette
3 small punnets of strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Basil Cream
3/4 cup pure cream
1/3 cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup mascarpone cheese

Fried Basil
2 cups vegetable oil
18 to 24 large fresh basil leaves

Sugar, for sprinkling

White chocolate Melts


DIRECTIONS

  1. Make the basil cream: Combine cream, basil, and sugar in a heatproof bowl. Set bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water, and stir until sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or up to 2 hours for a more pronounced basil flavor). Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Add mascarpone, and whisk until medium peaks form. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 2 hours.
  2. Make the fried basil: Heat oil in a deep skillet to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Fry basil, a few leaves at a time, for 12 seconds. (The leaves will cause the hot oil to spatter; step away from the pan while they cook.) Drain leaves on paper towels, and let cool completely. Sprinkle both sides of the leaves with sugar. (Basil can be stored at room temperature overnight.)
  3. Make the dough: Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor to combine. Add butter, and pulse until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Add ice water, and pulse until just combined (dough will still be crumbly). Shape dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out a 10-inch round, and transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Make the galette: Cut strawberries lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Reserve end pieces for another use. Toss slices with 1/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch, and immediately arrange them in concentric circles on dough. Start 1 inch from edge, overlapping slices slightly. Fold edge of dough over berries. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  6. Whisk together yolk and water. Brush dough with the egg wash, and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Dot berries with butter. Bake until crust is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate. Spread white chocolate buttons over the top while warm, to resemble buffalo cheese. Serve warm with basil cream and fried basil.
  • http://www.secondhelping.com.au Jo @ secondhelping

    I love mixing fruits with herbs – and a strawberry galette with basil cream as your pizza pie filling sounds fantastic.

  • http://www.secondhelping.com.au Jo @ secondhelping

    I love mixing fruits with herbs – and a strawberry galette with basil cream as your pizza pie filling sounds fantastic.

  • http://jeroxie.com/addiction penny aka jeroxie

    Oh Wow! Love! This is brilliant and I like how it really looks like a savory pizza but it isn’t. Love the white chocolate touch. Bring some over!

  • http://jeroxie.com/addiction penny aka jeroxie

    Oh Wow! Love! This is brilliant and I like how it really looks like a savory pizza but it isn’t. Love the white chocolate touch. Bring some over!

  • http://sweetcherriepie.blogspot.com/ Cherrie

    WOW! Your dessert pizza looks yummy. I love the combination

  • http://sweetcherriepie.blogspot.com/ Cherrie

    WOW! Your dessert pizza looks yummy. I love the combination

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  • http://tastytrix.com TastyTrix

    oooh, I like how you think, and I totally agree with your pizza math equation! I have to add you to my post – Welcome to the Incident Crew!!!

  • http://tastytrix.com TastyTrix

    oooh, I like how you think, and I totally agree with your pizza math equation! I have to add you to my post – Welcome to the Incident Crew!!!

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  • http://www.sense-serendipity.com Divina

    Thanks for bringing dessert to the party. Love the the combination and bursts of flavors.

  • http://www.sense-serendipity.com Divina

    Thanks for bringing dessert to the party. Love the the combination and bursts of flavors.

  • http://holdthebeef.blogspot.com Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    This is so cool, I love the pretend cheese :)

    “Dot berries with butter” hehe… I’m surprised it doesn’t say “soak berries in rum and then dot with butter”

    Beautiful!

  • http://holdthebeef.blogspot.com Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    This is so cool, I love the pretend cheese :)

    “Dot berries with butter” hehe… I’m surprised it doesn’t say “soak berries in rum and then dot with butter”

    Beautiful!

  • http://momofukufor2.com/ steph

    Heehee, I love it, it totally looks like a classic tomato, basil, mozzarella pizza! Great job!

  • http://momofukufor2.com/ steph

    Heehee, I love it, it totally looks like a classic tomato, basil, mozzarella pizza! Great job!

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  • http://offthespork.blogspot.com Agnes

    Fantastic! It’s great that it looks like a normal pizza but is all “surprise! I’m dessert!”. Love it. :)

  • http://offthespork.blogspot.com Agnes

    Fantastic! It’s great that it looks like a normal pizza but is all “surprise! I’m dessert!”. Love it. :)

  • http://anhsfoodblog.com Anh

    Wonderful combo! I really like the idea of basil cream…

  • http://anhsfoodblog.com Anh

    Wonderful combo! I really like the idea of basil cream…

  • http://ooh-look.blogspot.com Belle@OohLook

    That’s a seriously amazing pizza! If it was on the menu at a restaurant, I’d definitely order it :)

  • http://ooh-look.blogspot.com Belle@OohLook

    That’s a seriously amazing pizza! If it was on the menu at a restaurant, I’d definitely order it :)

  • http://www.cheapethniceatz.com Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz

    Too funny, love the dessert knock-off look. Brilliant.

  • http://www.cheapethniceatz.com Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz

    Too funny, love the dessert knock-off look. Brilliant.

  • http://tanglednoodle.blogspot.com Tangled Noodle

    It may fool the eyes but not the appetite – this is deliciously clever! Seriously, my mouth is watering. The cream looks so, well, perfect against the deep strawberry red – I wish I could have a piece right now!

  • http://tanglednoodle.blogspot.com Tangled Noodle

    It may fool the eyes but not the appetite – this is deliciously clever! Seriously, my mouth is watering. The cream looks so, well, perfect against the deep strawberry red – I wish I could have a piece right now!

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  • http://en.christinesrecipes.com/ Christine@Christine’s Recipes

    Strawberries on a pizza, wonderful topping. Thank for your sharing.

  • http://en.christinesrecipes.com/ Christine@Christine’s Recipes

    Strawberries on a pizza, wonderful topping. Thank for your sharing.

  • http://lisaiscooking.blogspot.com/ lisaiscooking

    Your dessert pizza looks great! Love the white chocolate bocconcini, and the basil cream sounds fantastic.

  • http://lisaiscooking.blogspot.com/ lisaiscooking

    Your dessert pizza looks great! Love the white chocolate bocconcini, and the basil cream sounds fantastic.

  • http://www.chichoskitchen.blogspot.com Cherine

    I’m simply drooling!

  • http://www.chichoskitchen.blogspot.com Cherine

    I’m simply drooling!

  • http://www.berrytravels.com Celeste @ Berrytravels

    A dessert pizza! How amazingly delicious sounding. I bow to your pastry making skills. That looks seriously amazing.

  • http://www.berrytravels.com Celeste @ Berrytravels

    A dessert pizza! How amazingly delicious sounding. I bow to your pastry making skills. That looks seriously amazing.

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  • http://tangerine-eats.blogspot.com/ tangerine eats

    Lol love your logic for pizza being able to be a dessert. It looks so cute, especially the cream pods!

  • http://tangerine-eats.blogspot.com/ tangerine eats

    Lol love your logic for pizza being able to be a dessert. It looks so cute, especially the cream pods!

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