Tuesdays with Dorie

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Michelle from Michelle in Colorado Springs chose this week’s selection ~ you can also find the recipe there. If you want to see what all the fun is about check out Tuesdays with Dorie .

I chose to use peaches and blueberries for my galette since they scream summer and they were both on sale this week, LOL! I have made a few galettes before but I had trouble with the crust on this one ~ I have no idea why. I was able to do a patch job here and there and it came out OK but NOT picture perfect. I know there will better looking ones from all my fellow bakers out there.

Before adding custard

Before adding custard

I used apricot jam on the bottom of the crust but I didn’t taste it at all in the finished product. The peaches I used were huge so I sliced them up instead of halving them. I ended up with some fruit leftover. I didn’t use too much of the custard part, either. Just about 2 or 3 tablespoons.

The verdict? 2 thumbs up for deliciousness ~ we loved the flavor and the peaches and blueberries were a good choice. Making this seemed inordinately hard for me ~ especially since I have made them before BUT I will try this again using different seasonal fruit. All in all, another good choice!

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

Happy Cooking!

Tuesdays with Dorie

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This week’s pick was by Karina of The Floured Apron and she has a really nice blog ~ check it out!

Well, I made such a production out of making these yesterday. I think there are days that I shouldn’t even be allowed in a kitchen, LOL!

Let’s see…I only had a small, uneven piece of parchment paper left, I dumped my big flour bucket on the floor, and I used my convection oven to bake these and I think they are a little overdone. At least I got them done.

I had a dickens of a time finding dried apples but I did ๐Ÿ™‚ I used Simply Apple apple juice since it’s pure pressed apple juice.

My dough patted in a rectangle:

My scones on the baking sheet (notice the funky parchment paper):

Baked and ready to eat:

Everyone who was home yesterday tried one and we thought they were OK but nothing special. In fact, I couldn’t even taste the flavors of the apple or the cheddar ~ we thought it tasted much like cornbread. I do think these would be good with meals that you typically serve cornbread with just for a change of pace.

Happy Cooking!

Tuesdays with Dorie ~ Mixed Berry Cobbler

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Today is my very first post for the Tuesdays with Dorie weekly challenge.

Beth from Our Sweet Life chose the Mixed Berry Cobbler for this week’s challenge.

I was *really* apprehensive about this recipe once I saw that it had a biscuit top. I have NEVER successfully made any kind of biscuits (except from a can) in my whole life. I am biscuit challenged. Well, I plunged into the recipe and I actually did it! I don’t think I rolled out the biscuit thin enough but I was on a roll and felt that if I messed with it too much it would be really tough.

I see this recipe as an old-fashioned cobbler like my Nanas used to make. The consensus at my house is that it is DELICIOUS!!!

I really think this recipe gave me the gumption to keep plugging away at biscuit making. If anyone has any tips, I’d love to hear them ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some pictures of my cobbler:

Happy Cooking!