Strawberry Chocolate Galette & a Giveaway

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I have a weakness for frozen custard. Although, this post is not one about making frozen custard (someday, I hope!). There’s a certain place in town called Andy’s that has a custard blended with chopped chocolate and strawberries that is one of my favorites. I quite love the combination because I am indecisive and it solves the problem of deciding between a fruit or chocolate dessert.

So, when I saw the fresh strawberries at the farmer’s market recently, I knew I had to make something with this flavor combination. I chose a galette honestly because it’s much less work than a pie. I’ve been making this particular recipe since last summer and have made a number of tweaks along the way. I do hope my friends aren’t getting sick of it by now. Something tells me they don’t mind. It’s funny that after I started making this again this year, as I was catching up on my blog reading I realized that I’m not the only one that thinks fruit, chocolate and galette really do make a good combination.

And on to the other part of this post, our very first giveaway! We’ve been meaning to do a giveaway for all you lovely readers for a while now, and we’ve finally got our act together. This give away comes from the fine folks at CSN stores. They’d love it if you’d visit their site that carries twin beds. In return for this mention, we get to giveaway this lovely Le Creuset Cherry baking dish (size 12″x9.5″) to one lucky reader. Why’d we choose this? Neither of us have this particular bakeware, but I own two Le Creuset pieces and absolutely love them.

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2. Get an extra entry by tweeting about this giveaway. Mention @sharedsugar in your tweet so we can be sure to count you.

You may enter until this Thursday, June 17th until 12pm CST. A winner will be chosen through We’ll post an update to this blog entry announcing the winner on Friday, June 18th by 12 pm CST. UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed.

And the winner is…Jean Jean Vintage! Thanks so much to everyone who entered.

    Strawberry Chocolate Galette

    pastry from adapted from Ina Garten
    makes approx. 6-8 servings
  • Ingredients

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick very cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 3-5 tablespoons ice water
  • raw sugar
  • ganache
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate
  • 2 oz. (1/4 cup) heavy cream
  • filling
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • egg wash
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

  • Directions

  • make the pastry

    Whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Place ingredients in the refrigerator to chill. Once chilled, remove ingredients from refrigerator and add butter. Quickly cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until butter chunks are about the size of peas. Slowly mix in the ice water, being careful not to overwork the dough. Form the dough into a ball, adding a little more water if the dough is too crumbly. Once a ball is formed, flatten it to a disk. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. If desired, chill your rolling pin at this time as well.

    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the dough and place on a floured surface. Roll into approx. an 11-inch circle and transfer to the baking sheet.

    make the ganache

    Roughly chop chocolate and place in a bowl. In a saucepan, bring cream to a boil over medium heat. Remove cream from heat and pour over chocolate. Let stand for about 5 minutes and then stir with a whisk until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Spread ganache on pastry, about 1 inch from the edge.

    make the filling

    In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch. Using a slotted spoon, pile strawberries into the center of the pastry. I avoid using the leftover juices because they can tend to run and make the crust soggy. Spread strawberries about a 1/2 to 1 inch from the edge of the chocolate ganache. Fold about 1 inch of edges of pastry around the filling, overlapping as needed.

    finish the pastry

    In a small bowl, whisk together egg and water. Using a pastry brush, apply egg wash to the surface of the pastry. Then, sprinkle raw sugar on the pastry crust.

    Bake for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden yellow. I love to serve the galette warm with vanilla bean ice cream.

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  1. Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    This looks delicious! I’m definitely in for the drawing.

  2. Posted June 14, 2010 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    I found your blog a couple weeks ago and I’m loving it. Chocolate and strawberries are a favorite combination of mine too. Thrown in some cream cheese and it’s heaven :-)

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  3. Posted June 14, 2010 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    OH my, this dessert looks like heaven! Strawberries are going out of season here, but otherwise I’d definitely be making this!

  4. Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    The recipe looks amazing, and I definitely need that baking dish!

  5. Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Strawberries and chocolate-double yum!

  6. Susan
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    This looks incredible. Can’t wait to try it! I’ve been making the lemon-blueberry cheesecake bars all summer and they are always a hit. I’m sure that this recipe will be just as big of a success!

    Fingers crossed for the baking dish! :-)

  7. Janet Parde
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Looks wonderful! I have given Le Creuset but don’t own one!

  8. Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Oooh, I love galette! Julia Child has a great recipe too. Great baking dish…count me in!

  9. Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    I love galettes because they are so easy to make and they’re all about the fruit – with a tender, delicate crust that holds it all together.

  10. Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    It ’s a wonderful galette … Can I have a slice? ;-) )
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

  11. Posted June 14, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    you really can’t beat strawberry and chocolate, wrap it in pastry and it’s a double-whammy! i am thoroughly obsessed with all things le creuset. unfortunatley, i have yet to own a piece. hoping for a cherry baking dish to find it’s way into my kitchen :)

  12. Posted June 14, 2010 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Lovely galette, and lovely Le Creuset dish! Here’s hoping :)

  13. Rebecca
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I never made it to Andy’s . . . Love the in season shots on the sidebar! You guys sure are getting some well-deserved attention for the blog. Miss you both!

    My fingers are crossed for the Le Creuset dish . . .

  14. Christina
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Yum, can’t wait to try out this recipe!!

  15. Lauren
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try. Hopefully in my new dish.

  16. Delaney
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I also recently discovered your blog & am loving it! Looking forward to attempting the galette & the granola bars for Grandma’s marathon this weekend!

  17. Leah
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    this dessert looks delicious! i can’t wait to try it

  18. Posted June 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Great giveaway! I visited their barstools site. Great products!

    I could really use this baking dish. I’m getting married soon and love cooking for my fiance. I actually borow his roomates baking dish to cook casseroles in and would like one of my own! Since we’re saving money for our wedding and buying a house, unfortunately we can’t afford to get our own right now. Winning this would be a blessing!

  19. Stephanie
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Yes, Yes!! Love Chocolate -N- Strawberries! I always look forward to your goodies in my email, thank you :) I agree with Nicole-Lynn… Great products at the barstool site, I spent a whole hour window shopping lol. Good luck to all on the giveaway!! Especially me!! Hehehehe… no, really… Good Luck!

  20. Stephanie R. C.
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    That looks sooooooo good! Thanks for the giveaway. =)

  21. Lisa
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful giveaway.

  22. Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    The strawberry galette looks SO delicious — and I love Le Creuset too :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  23. Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Tweeted the giveaway

  24. Courtney P.
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    This looks delicious! Great pictures. And great giveaway, hope I win! :)

  25. CJ Vierow
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Mmmmm, love strawberries and chocolate. Would also love to own some Le Creuset cookware. Thanks for the opportunity. CJ

  26. Jennie
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    The raw sugar on the pastry crust looks beautiful!

  27. Posted June 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always wanted to own something by Le Creuset!

  28. Shanna
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    This looks delicious!! Count me in !!

  29. Shanna
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Permalink


    shanna.elizabeth at hotmail dot com

  30. Analog Girl
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Wow – that galette looks fabulous! Just recently discovered your blog & looking forward to exploring ‘cos other pics look great too. As for the giveaway, that makes for double delights :)

  31. Posted June 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I always have the same dilemma. The ice cream stand I frequent ( has a flavor, Raspberry Love (raspberry ice cream with raspberry filled chocolate hearts). Yummy. Thanks for the galette recipe – can’t wait to try it!

  32. Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    this looks like heaven! and count me in for the drawing – you rock btw.

  33. Stephanie S
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Yum, it looks great! I love Strawberries and Chocolate!

    That’s really exciting that y’all are able to do giveaways now!! How fun!

  34. Posted June 15, 2010 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    That is a great way to pair chocolate and strawberries. And I agree, galettes are so much easier and more forgiving than pies!

  35. Cheryl W.
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Oh wow, that looks AWESOME! Thanks for the great giveaway too. Too bad it doesn’t come with some of that Strawberry Chocolate Galette inside. Yum.

  36. Cheryl W.
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 12:50 am | Permalink
  37. Jenna Wood
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  38. LAMusing
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    Wow- I’m drooling over here! Count me in for the drawing!

  39. Norma
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    I’m giving this recipe to my daughter along with a big hint :) Thank you for the chance to win

  40. Posted June 15, 2010 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    man alive, strawberries are beautiful! they make the rustic, down-home galette positively elegant–nice work!

  41. Pixie
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    OMG you have no idea how yummy that galette looks right now *droooool*
    Pretty as a picture but I would sooooo devor it!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  42. Linda
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Love your blog!

  43. Posted June 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    THat recipe looks absolutely amazing! And I would love to win that dish!

  44. Posted June 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    this is so beautiful – my fingers are crossed and hopefully i’ll be using it in my kitchen too!

  45. Posted June 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  46. Amanda
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been itching to try my hand at a galette and this one looks fantastic. Chocolate is my one true love in this world :)

    I’d love to win that le creuset baker, too! At this point in my life, it’s a little out of my price range.

  47. Posted June 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    YUM – this looks so good! I love strawberries in the summertime.

  48. Julie L
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    ~sigh~ there goes the diet :) Looks sinfully scrumptious

  49. Mandala
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway! The galette looks so yummy – thanks for posting the recipe also!

  50. debp
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    The recipe looks really good. I would love to have this, I don’t own any le cresuet bakeware. I have heard it is really nice.

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