Summer-Market Galette


This one should have been more exciting to us, but honestly on the heels of the Rose Fraiser and even the Cornmeal Berry Cakes…this one was just ok.

My taster family that loves anything fruit…loved it;  the rest of my tasters, we are just not a stone fruit summer dessert group.  I know we have LOVED this galette when I made it with apples and cinnamon, but the apricots, nectarines, and plums just didn’t quite do it for us.  It wasn’t bad, we just aren’t fans.

Like I have said so many times, this is the beauty of this baking group…the chance to make things you wouldn’t ordinarily make or try.  Most all have been amazing, so to get one that wasn’t YAY, is ok.  Onto the next one!! 🙂



Cornmeal Berry Cakes


After the battle to contain the flood gates of my cream in the Rose Fraiser, it was refreshing to have an easy recipe!  This one was simple and fast…and tasty which makes for a great combo.  They seemed to scream summer.

The recipe makes 4 small loaf cakes or cupcakes.  I opted to make 24 mini cupcakes and since there was still so much batter left, made 1 loaf cake too.  I think I could have made another 12+ mini cupcakes with the batter which is good to know.  36+ mini cupcakes from a recipe is good for entertaining.  For the mini bites, I put 1/2 a raspberry in each one.  They turned out great, but I probably could have gone with a whole one…just wasn’t sure about the batter to berry ratio.

I am glad I went with the option of adding the lemon icing.  That was a favorite with everyone.  It seemed to give a pop of flavor to the cake and raspberry, brightening up the whole experience.  The final verdict seemed to rest with whether you like cornbread or not…those that do, loved the dessert; those that are not fond of cornbread thought the dessert was ok.  I liked it for the fact it was something different…but I like cornbread so there you go. 🙂