TWD BWJ Rewind: Cheese and Tomato Galette

September 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm | Posted in BWJ, groups, other savory, savory things, tuesdays with dorie, veggies | 13 Comments
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cheese and tomato galette

Flo Braker’s Cheese and Tomato Galette is more of a revisit than a rewind.  I first made this one with the group a couple of years ago, but I’ve also made it many times since.  I hope I’ll still see tomatoes at the Greenmarket here for a couple more weekends, so I can squeeze in one more of these this year!

The dough is the only tricky part about this galette.  It bakes up nice and crisp, but it starts out super sticky.  I roll it well-chilled and directly on the parchment I’m going to use for baking so I move it as little as possible.  After the dough is rolled into a circle, it’s then easy to just slide the parchment onto the baking sheet, top it and pleat it up. 

The recipe specifies the filling as tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and jack, but I play around with the herbs and melting cheeses depending on what’s in the fridge.  I’ve used dill, cilantro or parsley (even pesto–which is amazing!) to replace the basil, and while I do always like to use the mozzarella in here, I’ve subbed the Monterey jack with cheddar, provolone, etc.  Also, I like to season the tomatoes with salt and pepper.  If the tomatoes give off some liquid while the galette bakes, I just tip it out with a spoon at the half-way point so it won’t make the tart watery.

For the recipe, see Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan, or look around…it’s out there.   Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll for other rewinds this week!


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  1. OMG, that looks amazing! I might try with sun-dried tomatoes. 🙂 Yum!

  2. nice

  3. So beautiful! I love recipes that serve as a jumping off point for your own ideas.

  4. This looks so delicious! I could eat one right now 😀

  5. Oh gosh this looks delicious! I had a cheese and tomato pastry at Uni the other day, but your galette looks 100x better! Definitely be making this one weekend soon!

  6. Looks delicious 🙂

  7. This looks and sounds fabulous. I have been making food for a friend and maybe I should try this one. Thanks for the tips on the dough.

  8. That picture is making my mouth water! Amazing work!

  9. I am hungry after this!

  10. What an absolutely gorgeous meal!

  11. This galette looks incredibly tasty!

  12. That looks amazing, and nice to know you can substitute ingredients.

  13. wow I should definitely try this! and may mention you in my log as well 😉

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