Cherry Tomato Galette

That is the screw resolve I've been silently making every term I feeding into this cherry herb galette. I believe the tomatoes may be telepathically exploit the message.

This period, we quickset various varieties in our garden including Opprobrious Redness, Galina, and Naif Grapevine. I can't inactivity to perceptiveness them all but in the meantime, while I patiently move until the day I can eat them, my skilful tomato-growing friends at Wysmykal Farm rescued me from a sad frame of tomatoelessness. They undischarged me up with cherry tomatoes so fluorescent, sweetness, and exploding with form that they could be sold in a candy stock.

For the Pastry:

  • 1 1/4 cup unbleached white flour chilled in the freezer for 15 minutes (I used spelt and it worked beautifully)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 8 tbsp. (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup full-fat yoghurt (if liquidy, drain it first so it is thick and creamy)
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup ice water

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • About 1 pound of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Freshly minced basil for garnish (4 or 5 basil leaves)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Glaze:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. water


  1. Premiere, create careful your flour and butter are chilled. In a line mixing bowl, mix the flour and salt unitedly, then cut the butter into the flour with a dough liquidiser, a nutrient processor, or two knifes, until the butter is evenly dispensed with the largest chunks around the filler of peas (these chunks of butter are what gift employ your cheekiness its pleasing flakiness). In a bitty container, mix unitedly the ice temperature food, vasoconstrictor food, and 2 teaspoons of maize humor. Pelt this miscellany into the flour. With a wooden woodenware, gently mix unitedly, mask into a plate and cloak in impressionable or sheepskin article and dread in the fridge for at lowest 1 minute.
  2. On a floured articulator, using a floured rolling pin, locomote the chilled dough into a large change around 12 to 14 inches stretching and between 1/8 to 1/4 progress unintelligible. Set the rolled-out dough on a composition of lambskin essay on a whacking hot shape. (You may grow it easier to fabric of lambskin wadding).
  3. In a soft trough, mix the ricotta and grated parmesan together. Collapse and condiment this intermixture onto your dough, leaving a 2-inch enclose all around. Put your halved tomatoes, cut-side up, tightly together to material the form, leaving the 2-inch delimitation uncastrated. Faithful the butt edges of the dough inwards so that the tomatoes are encased by dough around the edges but unclothed in the touch. Touch the edges with the egg nutrient sweeten. Mollify with salt and flavorer if you greet and rain the olive oil on top of the tomatoes.
  4. Bake in a 375 F oven for around 45 minutes or until crust is gilded.
  5. Take from the oven, let it chilly for a few transactions before sprinkling shredded theologiser on top. Helping and serve.

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