Summer Blueberry Galette | Cooking At Cottage Farm

Capture the sweetness of the season with this rustic Summer Blueberry Galette from Krissy O’Shea of Cottage Farm.

By Krissy O'Shea

Jun 18 2018


Summer Blueberry Galette

Photo Credit : Krissy O'Shea
Summer Berry Galette
Photo Credit : Krissy O'Shea
At the back of the barn, where the final length of the lawn meets the rear field, is a stand of very old highbush blueberries. I have fond memories of sneaking underneath their covering of gauzy white bird netting on summer afternoons, an empty coffee can tied around my neck, and greedily picking handfuls of plump berries. Admittedly, I ate most of them on the spot, but some managed to make it back to the kitchen, where my mother propped me on a stool to watch as she folded the blueberries into muffins, pies, and tarts.
Capturing the sweetness of the season in a rustic fruit dessert.
Photo Credit : Krissy O'Shea

Our summer days still take the same shape here at the farm: afternoon blueberry picking and early-evening baking sessions with the windows open to the hum of cicadas. I savor the crunch of flaky crust under a fork and the first bite of our sweet-tart, mildly herbaceous berries wrapped in buttery pastry—so perfect after an open-air dinner.

This rustic galette is designed for quick assembly on humid evenings. It allows all those gorgeous summer flavors to shine, with the unexpected but delightful addition of a hint of thyme. Try to find the smallest, sweetest berries you can, and if you substitute frozen, just reduce the amount of flour by half.

Get the Recipe: Summer Blueberry Galette