Strawberry Chocolate Galette & a Giveaway

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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.

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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.

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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.

TO ENTER:
1. Comment on this blog post
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 random.org. 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.
Giveaway

    Strawberry Chocolate Galette

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

    pastry
  • 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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113 Comments

  1. Posted June 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Oh man, does this look good! You can’t go wrong with chocolates & strawberries and I always like making galettes since the crust is simpler than pie.

  2. Posted June 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    frozen custard is a weakness of mine too, since i grew up in milwaukee. if you’re ever up there, definitely go to kopp’s! the galette looks fantastic. will have to bookmark the recipe.

    cheers,

    *heather*

  3. Katy R
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I adore chocolate covered strawberries! This is right up my alley!

  4. Sharon
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    That looks so good. There is nothing better than berries and chocolate!

  5. Amanda
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    That galette looks amazing!! I might just have to try and make it. Thanks for the amazing giveaway as well!!

  6. Michelle and Jenn
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    We REALLY don’t mind you tweaking your recipes many times over and trying them out on us…. never!

  7. Jamie Chancey
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    This sounds fabulous!! I must try it!

  8. Jacinda
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    This looks so pretty! I’ve never tried a galette before. I think I’ll make this for Father’s Day. :) Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Posted June 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I adore chocolate and fruit together. My favorite desert is chocolate frozen yogurt with strawberries and coconut…..yum

  10. Rachel
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I’ve actually been on this weird diet where I don’t eat fruit (or anything much beyond meat, really). It was easy in the winter, but any minute berries are going to be in season here and it’s going to go right out the window. This pie looks like the perfect culprit. God I love strawberries.

    That Le Creuset, however, would be good for all sorts of delicious meaty things.

  11. Payal
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I made your recipe for Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake bars and it came out just as delicious as it appeared on this site. I can’t wait to make this Strawberry Chocolate Galette

  12. OTA Mom
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    topped with whipped cream would be perfect! :)

  13. Cornelius
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    There really is no better combination than strawberries and chocolate. Mmmmm.

  14. Posted June 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Mmmm strawberries + chocolate = heavenly!!

  15. Posted June 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    yum, that galette looks so good!!

  16. Meryl
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Your galette looks fantastic!

  17. Andrea James
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    This looks so beautiful and delicious, the only thing I love more than strawberries and chocolate is rasberries and chocolate, so you must come up with something divine with that combination!

    thanks
    AJ

  18. Monki
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Love the thought of chocolate and strawberries!!

  19. Susan
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    This looks amazing! Glad I stopped by your website before heading to the grocer! ;)

  20. Veronica L.
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    That looks simply delicious!

  21. Posted June 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    I love this recipe! It is like a healthier version of strawberry shortcake.. ok maybe not healthier… but it looks delicious none the less! I have never seen a galette with chocolate in it before, I am glad I stopped by. I will have to make this recipe!

  22. Posted June 16, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    That galette looks delicious! :) I just got home from the farmers market a few hours ago

  23. Posted June 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Oh, my mouth is watering right now thinking about this delicious dessert! I love the fact that it is so easy to pull together, and that it uses my favorite combo…chocolate and strawberries! Yummy~!

  24. Jane
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I was drawn to the strawberry galette, but even better Le Creuset!

  25. Galina
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    looks amazing!!!

  26. Posted June 16, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely galette! I love the flavor combination! I bet this would also be good with white chocolate and strawberries.

  27. Lauren
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Le Creuset…drool! :)

  28. Amelia
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    Mmmm, galettes. They seem perfect, regardless of the filling.

    I would love that dish! I have absolutely no bakeware whatsoever – I just have to borrow my mum’s!

  29. Posted June 17, 2010 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    love the colours !! I hope to win the baking dish :)

  30. Belinda M
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Awesome giveaway. I would love to be included in this giveaway

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  31. Belinda M
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/16381868707

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  32. Monique C
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    This is perfect! I absolutely love strawberries and chocolate together! I can’t wait to make this for father’s day!

  33. Posted June 17, 2010 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    Oh man, that looks absolutely yummy! If we win, does the dessert come with it? :) Thanks for the chance!

  34. Posted June 17, 2010 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  35. Bridget
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    This looks yummy. I am going to a farmer’s market today and I will definitely pick up some strawberries to give this recipe a try. :)

  36. Amanda A
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

  37. Posted June 17, 2010 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Wow, Shared Sugar, the competition is stiff! Count me in, and yea, it has chocolate, right! Definitely has to be good. Besides, it looks scrumptious.
    AmyRuth

  38. Posted June 17, 2010 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    The Strawberry Chocolate Galette looks like Heaven on a Plate!!! Yummy!

  39. Posted June 17, 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    This is perfect! I’m having company over this Saturday and I’m going to give this a shot. Beautiful photographs and excellent writing, too!

  40. Posted June 17, 2010 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Coconut, Chocolate and Pastry.. its like the perfect storm – for the tummy!

  41. Posted June 17, 2010 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    That looks soooo delicious! Now I wish it was lunch time. Lovely blog!

    Thanks!

  42. Lara
    Posted June 17, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Perfect use for market strawberries! Looks fantastic.

  43. Posted June 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    That crust! I could just eat that alone….beautiful.

  44. Cheryl
    Posted June 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I just came across your site by “accident” I seem to think your blog called me. You Gallette is amazingly scrumptious looking, I have to make it..

  45. Joye Foote
    Posted June 22, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Looks very yummy, I may have to try this one! Im going to the strawberry festival in Berwick Maine this weekend, Ill grab some yummy berries when Im there.

  46. Posted June 29, 2010 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  47. Susan
    Posted July 6, 2010 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I made this this weekend for the 4th of July and it was sooooo delicious! I think I’m going to try it next time with raspberries instead of strawberries.

  48. Mara
    Posted July 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Susan, so glad you made this and liked it. I agree, chocolate and raspberry would be a great combination.

  49. Joanna
    Posted August 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this beautiful recipe.

  50. Virginia Dunn
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    OMG!!!! My favorite combo of flavors… Can’t wait to try this… am heading in the morning to a sale of organic strawberries and I will come home to this recipe for sure!!! Thanks for some great recipes!!!

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