Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BWJ - Cheese and Tomato Galette



Congratulations to Harrison Craig from Melbourne who was announced last night as The Voice Australia for 2013.  Harrison has a voice that is smooth like honey and deep and rich like chocolate, which is especially wonderful because he has a stutter in his speaking voice and is only 18 years old.  He is marvellous - I'll be watching this space for Harrison's next career move.

This week for Baking with Julia, we take a walk on the savoury side, and make Cheese and Tomato Galette.   For the uninitiated, a galette is a free form pie.  This one is made with sour cream dough, and contains cheese, tomato and basil.

Here is a peek inside:



I used low fat tasty cheddar cheese, as I refused to buy any extra cheese - I am not a huge cheese eater, and it is rather wasteful to throw out cheese that has gone mouldy or hard from lengthy periods spent languishing in the fridge.  I added salt to the filling and sprinkled it on top of the dough because I thought that it needed it.

I took this to work, and much to my surprise, it disappeared.  Lovely Lisa even complimented me on it in the lift going home - yet I was worried that no-one would want it because the dough was below par as I made a boo boo when halving the recipe and ended up having to add way more flour than was desirable.    I am happy that people liked it anyway.

To see what our other merry members of BWJ thought of this galette, visit the LYL section of the website.

19 comments:

Jill said...

It looks like it turned out great! Mine is in the oven right now!

Cher Rockwell said...

Glad it worked out for you.
I didn't try any of this, but my taste tester liked it.

Mardi Michels said...

This was pretty tasty - I just finished baking, photographing, eating and posting mine!

OneCraftyFox said...

Two of my favorite things combines... I see no issues here!! lol

Cathleen said...

I thought this had good flavor - unsure of the dough however. I too added s&p, and a drizzle of olive oil before baking.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oh I totally missed this year's The Voice but I heard that he was the crowd favourite!

Karen @ Lemon Grove Cake Diaries said...

I watched Harrison take out the voice as well - well deserved win I think. Your galette looks great!

Kari said...

I like the word galette and I love how this looks, so now I'm thinking I need to try this free form pie approach...I imagine you could do a sweet variety too?

Liz Berg said...

I'm so glad your co-workers enjoyed! Well done, my friend.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

I think just about any cheese would work in this. I liked this one, too, and I'm not surprised your coworkers gobbled it up!

Tammy said...

Tasty cheese is a totally new term for me. I had to google it. Yet another reason why I love TWD: I'm always learning something new!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

Looks good. We really liked it in my house and I can't wait to try it again with other fillings.

Jenny Colvin said...

Not like cheese? Not like cheese....

Okay, I'm done with that panic attack now. :)

I'm glad your co-workers liked it!

Catherine said...

I am not at all surprised this was gobble up! Thanks for sharing your post.

yummychunklet said...

Looks tasty! And thanks for the reminder that it's TwD again!

Cakelaw said...

Kari - yes, I have also done sweet versions.

Jenny - I like cheese, but not enough to sacrifice other things for it :)

saucygander said...

I also like how versatile the dough is, it was pretty sturdy too as mine survived an unscheduled drop...

Kathy said...

We really loved this galette! Yours looks absolutely lovely!

Kayte said...

Well that many people eating had to be right, right? It looks delicious. I am a huge cheese fan so anything with cheese in it has my attention right away.