You see… the other day I made this Blueberry Galette. To say that it was delicious would be an understatement. To say that it was easy would be an understatement as well. You see, Galettes are quick and easy to whip up and if your weird like you me (I blame it on pastry school) you have individually wrapped pastry doughs just sitting in your freezer calling your name. By the time it was done baking, it was oozing with blueberry juice and it smelled like summer. Summer and Butter. I immediately ran to the fridge, grabbed some vanilla ice cream and ate almost the entire thing by myself. And when I say almost… I mean almost… I left some for the others too because I still have to fit into that bikini… and eating only 75% as opposed to the entire thing made it okay.
But before we can get to the Blueberry Galette we have to talk about Summer!
It’s summer time which means as a personal chef, its time to get my booty into gear and cook cook cook, no sleep, no breaks, just chop, prep, cut, saute, bbq and cook. This is a good thing… I need to pay the bills somehow right!! I have parties, graduations, cocktail hours, brunches and big BBQ’s coming up, all within the next month, with the first one starting this weekend! I mean its Memorial Day after all! Time to kick off summer and bring on the grill, the poolside cocktails and the fruity desserts! I’m ready! Who’s with me!!!
So here is what’s on my Memorial Day BBQ menu…mind you I am cooking for about 60 people… so I needed to keep the dishes manageable but super tasty!
The BEST Guacamole in the world… I mean seriously, who has a party without guacamole??! It’s not a party unless there is guac! And if you have a party without the guac… well then I’m not coming.
And what better way to use the guac then to top of these Mini Mexican Quiches
Strawberry Basil Lemonade in the perfect way to get any party started… and to get all of your guests tipsy!
Grilled Proscuitto and Portobello Pizza…. be still my heart!
Kick Ass Pulled Pork Sliders
And to seal the deal, I am finishing the party with my newest creation… a Blueberry Galette!
To make the galette you will need to have some pastry dough on hand…
Roll the pastry dough out into a large circle, about 12 inches in diameter about about 1/4 of an inch thick. Pile up 2 cups of blueberries in the center and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of sugar. Fold the dough up ontop of the blueberries, making sure you can still see most of the blueberries. Egg wash the sides of the pastry dough and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes until the crust is golden and flaky.
Whew!!!!!!! So what’s on your menu for Memorial Day? I think I might add a few more items so let me know what your making!