July 12, 2009

Experimenting with Dessert

I wanted to use the raspberries from our farmer's market to make dessert for tonight. I wasn't really impressed by some of the recipes I came across or didn't have all the ingredients for some of the impressive ones. Hence I decided to experiment on a Galette. Initially, I wanted to make smaller individual sized ones. Using puff pastry sheets (that was bought from Trader Joe's) on a muffin pan, my first filling was a mixture of raspberries and mascarpone cheese. The second filling was nutella and raspberries with some sugar and the third filling was raspberries, vanilla rum and cream cheese. All of them turned up pretty good. Hence for our finale, when our friends came over for dinner, I made a larger galette (~ 8 inches), with all the ingredients! This one had a layer of nutella, mixture of raspberries in mascarpone and a little cream cheese, a dash of vanilla rum and sprinkled with fine baking sugar, for a little more sweetness. I baked it for about 25 minutes at 400 degrees. When it came out of the oven, I shaved some lemon ginger dark chocolate (from Dagoba) on top! Yummy :)
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