Friday, August 3, 2012

Glazed Mango-Mulberry Galette : ABC August 2012

Avid Baker's Challenge (ABC)'s bake for August is Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette. We are currently baking from "The Weekend Baker" by Abigail Johnson Dodge. I was looking forward to this bake, as I love plums in baking. And my plums "hunting" began about two weeks ago. Fresh apricots are out of the question, as they are not easily available and if I do find them, they will be costly! So I have plans on using a mixture of plums and maybe fresh mangoes, or even canned apricots.

I've seen some very nice looking plums about more than a fortnight ago, and did not buy any, as, I was not free to bake at that time, and thought I'll buy them later, when I am ready to bake the galette. A few days later, I went to the market and already thinking of the round gorgeous plums in the galette that I'll be making! Well, I could not find any plums at all! After almost two weeks of "plum hunting", I decided to forget about the plums, and go ahead with the galette using all mangoes which we have plenty around here, and I added in a handful of frozen mulberries which I've collected from my very small mulberry plants and my neighbour's (courtesy from my neighbour), which I patiently freeze over a period of many months from my very minimal harvest, and now I have more than three cups of frozen mulberries, time to use some of it for my baking! :)



No fresh plums and fresh apricots? Use fresh mangoes and fresh mulberries!
The mangoes may not look as attractive as plums, but they sure are delicious!



Want a slice?


Fresh mangoes and frozen mulberries



The mangoes are really sweet and juicy, and at first I was kinda worried that it might release more juices and make the bottom pastry soggy, but it did not. It retain the juices rather well, really moist, soft, and so sweet smelling. I like the addition of the red-black mulberries, they made a nice attractive colour against the yellow mangoes, and taste really good with a slight tanginess that pairs so well with the sweet mangoes.



The pastry is flaky and buttery, love it! From the recipe's instructions, the pastry dough is to be rolled out to about 15" diameter and cut into a round of 14".  I do not want to waste that extra cut pastry, so I rolled the dough to more or less 14" and neaten the sides all around with my hands. The dough is soft and needs some sprinkling of flour as suggested by Abby. Galette is a free-form pie, and has a rustic look, so I'm not overly concern with uneven edges! 



We enjoyed this galette very much. I like the addition of ginger and the sweetness is just right, without being overly sweet, and the mangoes are certainly sweet enough.When plums are back in season from overseas, I'll be making me some galettes! Yes, I'm still thinking of round juicy plums! :o)




Please do visit ABC to see the other fellow bakers take on this lovely galette. If you would like to join ABC, please contact Hanaa.



Pictures of my mulberry plant, taken a couple of months ago, it is a small plant actually. The branches needs to be pruned often to produce fruits. Each time there are only about less than a dozen fruits, so I have been collecting them very, very, slowly! The fruits are sour when the colour is bright red, and gets a little sweeter when it turns darker red and at it's most sweetness when it turns black. I love eating this when it is dark red, almost black, sweet with a slight tanginess. 




33 comments:

  1. Your galette looks beautiful, Joyce. I love mangoes (the yellow ones are my favorite) so I can imagine how wonderful it tastes. I think this recipe is very versatile in that you can sub in any ripe fruit. I too loved the crust. Easy to work with (not like the fruit tart we made) and very flaky.

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  2. eileen@hundred eighty degreesFriday, August 03, 2012

    Delicious looking: ) great substitution with mangoes for asian style.

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  3. This looks delicious - the mango and mulberry combination works very well! There is really nothing better than baking with fruits/vegetables from the garden. I so envy that you have such a beautiful garden! :)

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  4. Great filling - I've never tasted mulberries, yet. And such nice, ripe mangoes!
    I was also worried, that the apricots would be gone by the time we baked this pie, usually they are only for a very short time in our supermarket. And the last time I used them in a strudel they were soft, but mealy, and tasteless, only sour.

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  5. You are very clever using mangoes for your galette!

    I'm sad that I'm leaving ABC too but I think I'm neglecting a lot of things with my over-committed baking... *sign* And, of course, I'm not giving up our bake-alongs, my cook as a star event and THB... so sadly, I got to give up ABC :(

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  6. you create some wonders..what a lovely filling.

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  7. Joyce , your galette looks wonderful ! Love the luscious mango and mulberry combo in that flaky and buttery pastry ! Your mulberry tree looks gorgeous ! Hope you'll have a bountiful harvest next time ! :D

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  8. Joyce, I had such a agreat time reading this post! I like your version of the galette as much as Zoe's version becoz I like all of these fruits. I salute to you for having to cook for your family, blogging & gardening! And you grow mulberries!!!I feel embarrass now as this kind of plant can be easily found here but I really don't enjoy gardening at all! I can imagine that you have a secret garden in your backyard!

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    1. Hi Jessie, thank you for your lovely works! My secret garden is in pots!! hehehe! All my plants are in pots and containers and the area is very small, wish I could have a very big garden!! Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. Fabulous looking galette, Joyce. I think your mango and mulberry combination was a great substitution and I bet it tastes wonderful. I have never eaten or even seen mulberries here - they look beautiful.

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  10. This really sounds delicious. Mulberries are hard to come by here, so I probably will not be able to sample your luscious looking galette. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Look at the fruity juicy filling in the galette....looks super yum! A dollop of ice cream or creme fraiche will be perfecto! I so envy you having a mulberry plant! I used to grow plum tree, lemon tree, tomatoes , zucchini and even peach! Now in Sg...zero...oh well.be sure to share your photos of your ripen mulberries. :))

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  12. i'm not sure how mulbery taste like but i like your mangoes here in your galette and your pastry looks wonderful! i've only seen the dried mulberries, the fruit man said people eat for their eyes!

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    1. Hi Lena, My neighbour do no eat the fruits, she grows for the leaves, which she boils, apparently they are good for coughs. I like to eat the fresh mulberries, they are sweet and slightly tart when almost ripe and very sweet when fully ripe. My fruits are small, maybe because the plant is small and is grown in pots. Wish I have the space to grow them in the the ground! I have not seen dried mulberries before!

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  13. Mango and mulberry sound even better for me. This is a gorgeous galette.

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  14. I lkbe galette and thid look delicious!!

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  15. Ada lagi? Nanti gua datang makan ok..Save some for me plzzz..

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  16. What a fantastic idea adding mangoes & mulberry in this delicious galette! You're lucky you can find such juicy mangoes! Looks so sedaplicious! Yum-yum :)

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  17. Wow love the idea of combining mangoes and mulberries. The pie's looking great. So jealous you can still get mangoes and mulberries.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xo
    Anuja

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  18. Hi Joyce, wow! I love anything that has mango, coconuts or pineapples. And this dish of yours is simply, sinfully delicious. I can practically get its lovely scent from here, ha ha.
    And sure would love a couple of pieces.
    Have fun,
    Lee.

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  19. I'm baking a blackberry and raspberry galette as I'm typing this! I'll have to give your fruit combo a try!

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  20. HELL YEAH! This will not only help me work through my plums but will also give me a reason to eat my favorite fruit of all time :)

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  21. Uh Oh, Mangoes and Mulberries, if that don't take the cake, or in this case, the Galette!!! I'd be willing to give this a try, Joyce, but I warn you, Mangoes just don't like me!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...Love the cute little Mulberry plant!!!

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  22. Hi everyone,
    Thank you for stopping by! Wish everyone a lovely weekend!

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  23. Oh, it looks just beautiful! I love the rustic elegance of a galette and yours certainly looks delicious. Believe it or not I have never tasted a fresh mulberry, and only this summer got to try some dried ones. They were golden colored but not tart at all, so maybe a different variety. I've been on the lookout for interesting berry bushes to add here and there in our yard. Next on the list is a lingonberry bush, though I think the hubby would like gooseberries. Don't know if I want to deal with the thorns on that though!

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  24. Wow!!! Very impressive! Iv never had mulberries but the mangos are a favorite of mine. Excellent job!!!

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  25. You picked a great duet of flavors for this galette. I, especially love mango and happen to have some , in the house.

    I have that strawberry cake to bake first.

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  26. What an amazing combination of fruits - and both home-grown! I wish I could try your galette. I've never tasted mulberries except in jam, but I love mangoes every way I can find/cook/bake them.

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  27. Mouthwatering recipe, sounds so delicious.

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  28. It was such a great idea to use mangoes, Joyce! The thing that I love about mangoes is that even when it's not that ripe it still has incredible flavor. I bet it tasted great with the ginger!

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  29. Un Galette delicioso me encanta,tengo un árbol de" moro " en casa son más ácidos y más alargados que las moras silvestres ,linda receta,hugs,hugs.

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