Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fig Galette


Happy Thursday!  If you are lucky enough to have a glut of figs on hand (eg because you have a fig tree), a quick and easy dessert to make using the figs is a fig galette.  I made one based on the recipe here

However, being a little time poor, I used store bought shortcrust pastry, which wasn't as nice to work with as my own pastry (hence the rather rough appearance of my galette).  I also used fig jam instead of marmalade for the base - after all, aren't figs and fig jam a match made in heaven?

I could not let today, 5 April, pass by unnoticed as it is the lovely Jane Asher's birthday today.  Happy birthday to Jane!  I had planned to make something out of one of her baking books to mark the occasion, but unfortunately, life had other plans.  If you are ever in London, and you are a baking or sugarcraft enthusiast, pop into Jane's store in Chelsea - it is tiny, but tre cool. 

13 comments:

yummychunklet said...

What a tasty looking galette! Wish I had a fig tree...

mireia badia said...

It looks like a galette my mom would enjoy, she loves figs!!!

Johanna GGG said...

looks very tasty - I wouldn't mind a fig tree but imagine I would struggle to use a large harvent

Julianna B said...

Simply perfect! Yammy!

Gloria said...

Love this look delicious Happy easter Cake law!

Cindy said...

I have yet to bake with figs--I really need to branch out! I do love a galette, so fun.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I really wish I had a fig tree so that I could make something as good as this! :D

Elaine said...

This looks good. I enjoy making galettes so much because they are far less fuzzy than making a pie. Perfect vehicle for your figs!

Kayte said...

Oh, this sounds and looks delicious...must mark this one to try in fig season...I need to make fig jam, surely I can make fig jam, right? I always have pastry crusts on hand...I make several pieces of dough and stick them in freezer of differing sizes so I have them to go at a whim...so easy to do. I'm a crust fiend these days since I did the pie a day for a month last year. lol

Cakelaw said...

Hi Kayte, you can make fig jam - I made mine and it is as easy as pie (easier in fact!).

Chaya said...

I love making galettes and not worrying about a perfect pie crust. This is a good one.

Daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

There's so many fig recipes out there lately :) gotta get a bag myself and make this galette hehe ~

Choc Chip Uru said...

What a beautiful galette - fig is such a versatile ingredient to use :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru