Spring is nearly upon us and what better way to celebrate longer days and warmer weather than with an easy and delicious dessert? This Strawberry Basil Galette is a simple and flavourful after-dinner treat that balances the natural sweetness of fresh strawberries with a hint of savoury in the form of balsamic vinegar and basil.
This post is sponsored by Fresh From Florida.
This isn’t the first time I’ve combined strawberries with savoury elements. There was my Peppered Strawberry Balsamic Shandy, Strawberry Basil Crostini, Strawberry Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, and my Black Pepper Strawberry Shortcakes.
In this galette, the hint of balsamic is very subtle but adds a nice hint of acidity and the basil brings herbal freshness. This galette is incredibly easy to pull together and guaranteed to leave your sweet tooth satisfied. I would make a great conclusion to your Easter dinner in a couple of weeks!
As you know, I love supporting and buying local wherever possible but the reality of our unforgiving Canadian winters is that much of the produce stocked on grocery store shelves throughout the colder months has to be imported from warmer climes – like the strawberries I’ve use in this recipe.
When local produce is unavailable, we’re fortunate to get our fill of fruits and veggies from regions with among the best farming practices in the world. Produce from Florida like the beautiful berries in this recipe are grown according to some of the most stringent food safety protocols in the world.
More than 47,000 Floridian farmers work year-round to ensure we have continuous access to top-quality fruits and vegetables — which are great for our health. It allows us to have more variety in our diets than what we’d be subject to if we had to live off the land like pioneer men and women – getting by on pickles, preserves, and root vegetables.
I can say with certainty that I wouldn’t do well under those dietary restrictions! Give me that fresh green goodness and juicy berries year-round, please and thank you!
I hope you’ll try your hand at this simple and lovely dessert! If you do, don’t forget to leave a comment and rating below!
Strawberry Basil Galette
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 1 stick + 3 tbsp unsalted butter frozen and grated
- 3-6 tbsp ice water
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 medium egg room temperature for egg wash
- 1 tbsp coarse sugar for sprinkling
- 4 ½ cups fresh strawberries stems removed and halved
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 5 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 3 tbsp basil chiffonade
- 3-4 scoops vanilla ice cream
Galette: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
Remove butter from the freezer and grate, using a box grater. Using your hands, combine the butter with the flour mixture, breaking it into the flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add 3 tbsp cold water and 2 tsp lemon juice and mix with a spatula, drizzling in more water as needed (no more than 1 tablespoon at a time), until the dough just comes together (a few dry spots are ok).
Gently knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until no dry spots remain, about 1 minute. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Strawberry Filling: In a large bowl, combine the halved/quartered strawberries, light brown sugar, honey, corn starch, vanilla extract, and balsamic vinegar.
Assembly. Remove dough from the fridge and on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into an 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet by wrapping it around the rolling pin and unrolling over the sheet.
Spoon the strawberry filling onto the dough, leaving a 3-inch border at all sides. Lift the edges up and fold up and over the berries.
Brush the crust with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve. Remove from the oven and cool for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with basil chiffonade. Slice galette with a pizza cutter or sharp knife, serve slices topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!