Tuesday, November 16, 2010

TWD—Cranberry Lime Galette with Chocolate

Surprise!  I added chocolate the the Cranberry Lime Galette for Tuesday’s With Dorie this week.  This week the recipe was chosen by the gals at Celestial Confections.  They’ll have the recipe on their blog.

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I put off making this until yesterday, which I kept debating whether I should do it or not.  Afterall, I did just made three bundt cakes.  But I had everything I needed for the galette, including the dough.  I had some leftover pieces from of dough (two small ones) from a pie I’d made recently to take to a ladies church activity.  The pie I made was Ina Garten's Deep Dish Apple Pie.  I’d made this once before a year or two ago.  This is a great apple pie and her crust is perfect. 

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So I rolled out the two small pieces of leftover dough.  Whipped up the filling ingredients, which were…easy as pie!  In place of the nuts suggested in Dorie’s recipe, I used pistachios.  I also used graham cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs.  I just happened to have some.  The reason I decided to add some chocolate is because the only dried cranberries I had were part of a mix of cranberries, pistachios and chocolate chunks.  I chopped it all up and added it to the cranberry mixture.  Then I decided that wasn’t quite enough chocolate.  So I chopped up some bittersweet chips, only a couple tablespoonfuls.  I sprinkled the top of each with some nuts and chocolate as well as putting some on the bottom of the crust.

The two little galettes baked up perfectly.  Except that I didn’t photograph one of them that decided to have a little dam burst on part of it, so it was a little ugly.  That’ll teach it—it got eaten first!  I still have part of it and the other one and lots-o-cake. 

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I really like the flavors in this galette—tart cranberries with a hint of lime, pistachios, and chocolate, I think it goes well and helps cut a little of the tartness from the cranberries.  I also like the bit of chew the dried cranberries add.  I would make this again. 

Check out the bundt cakes I made for National Bundt Cake Day in honor of Mary, The Food Librarian, oh yeah, and because it was my birthday, too!

21 comments:

Lisa said...

This galette looks delicious. The cranberry-pistachio-chocolate combo reminds me of a biscotti I make although I've been using white chocolate. I think it's time to change it up and start using dark chocolate.

♥peachkins♥ said...

cranberries and chocolate is a great combo...

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful galette.

I didn't make it.

Valerie said...

Great idea to add chocolate!
That apple pie looks great too. :)

Eliana said...

Your galette looks super delish and is perfect for this time of year.

Leslie said...

I love galettes! They are sooo easy to make

Jacque said...

oooh, I wish I had added some chocolate! Pistachios sound good too.

P.S. happy late birthday!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Mmmm, chocolate! Gorgeous galette... hope your birthday was fabulous! :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love the added chocolate...yum! Sweet and tart...mmmm....

nazarina said...

I love Ina as well, so I had better try the crust, yours look to die for and the rustic galette as well. I bet your boys feel that they are just the luckiest with all these great bakes!

Emily said...

Lovely! I'm crazy about cranberries!

Nicole said...

Hmm, chocolate would be interesting in this. I bought some chocolate cranberries last year that were a big hit, I'll have to find those again this Christmas.

Leslie said...

Chocolate would have saved this one for me (well, not from the dam burst but from the extremely tart flavor).

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Tracey said...

Ooooh, I'm so intrigued by the chocolate you added to this one. I modified the original recipe because I was worried about tartness but maybe chocolate was the answer :)

Hope your birthday was terrific!

bakingwiththeboys said...

You can NEVER go wrong with chocolate. Frankly, I wish I had thought of it.

TeaLady said...

LOVE the picture on the book. Perfect!!

Chocolate. I can see where that would abe pretty tasty!!

Annjilla said...

I must make this in two weeks!!! It looks divine!

Lee Ann said...

Wow! Both of those look amazing! I love the rustic feel of the galette!

jillbert said...

Chocolate makes everything better!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a fabulous way to use up leftover dough. Much better than cinnamon and sugar!

Jeannette said...

chocolate. what a great addition!! i'll have to make a mental note to remember that when i re-visit this galette.