“The kitchen yielded no lemon cakes, but they did find half of a cold strawberry pie, and that was almost as good. They ate it on the tower steps, giggling and gossiping and sharing secrets, and Sansa went to bed that night feeling almost as wicked as Arya.” -A Game of Thrones
Modern Strawberry Galette
Fun Fact! There are numerous historical recipes for strawberry pies, which we were quite excited to discover. However, we have tried the medieval strawberry pie recipe more times than we can count, and were sadly let down. It’s unpleasant to eat, and is just about the ugliest thing we have ever made. We’re embarrassed to even show it to you.
So in this case, we recommend the modern version all the way. It is inherently summery, bursting with fruity goodness and the tang of lemon curd. The thyme pastry adds a depth of flavor to the dish, and offsets the sweetness of the berries nicely, creating an immensely well balanced dessert.
UPDATE: Many readers expressed a desire to see the recipe that flopped. Might I suggest, instead, a strawberry tart recipe that we already know works, at the bottom of our Medieval Fruit Tarts post.
Modern Strawberry Galette Recipe
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 stick unsalted, chilled butter cut into pats
- 3 Tbsp ice water
- 3 Tbsp lemon curd
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1-2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 egg beaten with water for wash