These Strawberry Galettes are the perfect recipe to use your sourdough starter with fresh in season strawberries and garden fresh thyme!
It is full on strawberry season! One of the things we look forward to most in the early summer is picking strawberries together as a family. We have done it every year since Ladybug was old enough to grasp the concept. We always gather as many as we possibly can (and may or may not eat just as many) and bring them home to enjoy! We stuff ourselves silly with strawberries for days, we eat them in and on everything we can, and freeze anything leftover for use the rest of the year. Fresh picked, fully ripe strawberries are nothing like what you buy at the supermarket. They are so sweet and juicy, red and ripe, and just amazing.
When I see a recipe that says "free-form and rustic" I get excited. I'm all for the gorgeous desserts that take 18 hours and utter perfect technique to create works of art. They are gorgeous, and they have their place.
But really, a simple, rustic dish is where its at! They bring up images of grandmothers who don't measure a thing, who create dishes by feel and taste alone. That is how I love to cook and bake.
I have always wanted to make some little hand pies, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to combine one of the best pie crusts ever with fresh, sweet, juicy strawberries. Ladybug and I whipped these up one day while Munchkin was napping, and they made the best afternoon snack!
Strawberry Galettes with Sourdough Crust
These strawberry galettes turned out so lovely. The strawberries were so sweet and juicy that they hardly needed any sugar. I decided to skip the sugar altogether and just use a bit of honey. If the strawberries you use aren't fresh from the vine and juicy, please feel free to up the honey amount, or throw in a bit of sugar instead. The sourdough crust was nice and tender - not quite flakey, but not overly chewy, either. Perfect for making these cute little envelopes!
Galettes are a simpler version of a pie. If you want to try your hand at making a from scratch sourdough pie, you need to make Sweet Cherry Pie with Sourdough Crust!
Sourdough Pie Crust:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g