Baking Tonight

@BelleStarr (30981)
Portland, Connecticut
April 29, 2016 7:48pm CST
I found a recipe the other day for a blueberry cheesecake galette. I thought it sounded wonderful so I picked up the ingredients at the grocery story. Unfortunately blueberries were so expensive that I decided to change the recipe and use strawberries. I also didn't have cornstarch so substituted flour. I am very happy with how the galette came out. It is quite delicious and we both enjoyed a piece of it as our evening snack. I called our grandson Alex who is my sweet taste tester. He was at a bonfire tonight but he thought it sounded awesome so I am wrapping up a piece for him and leaving it in the fridge so he can pick it up tomorrow while we are out. This reminded me how much I really do enjoy baking.
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@TRBRocks420 (60567)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Apr 16
Sounds really good and, blueberries are expensive here too, which is weird, because I like strawberries better.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
I couldn't understand why they were three times as expensive. I almost went for blackberries but decided on the strawberries.
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• United States
2 May 16
@BelleStarr timing on the production of blueberries locally is not right as far as temp so in a hot house atmosphere and the supply and demand needed for blueberries, many grocers charge an exorbitant price and get away with it !
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
30 Apr 16
Mmm yum yum, enjoy.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
Thank you it really is very tasty.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr Mmm, you are making me hungry lol.
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• United States
2 May 16
Ah a man who knows a great berry ! Hi there kevin . . .
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• United States
30 Apr 16
Wow, looks scrumptious! I have to get my bake on this weekend. Hubby is away tonight. I will probably bake before he gets home tomorrow. Maybe a cake, maybe cookies. Will depend on my mood.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
My usual is an apple galette so this was adventurous for me. I am very pleased with the results.
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• United States
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr my husband isn't one to eat berries, but would probably try it with apples.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
@ElusiveButterfly When I do the apple I don't do the cheese cake part it is just a one crust apple pie but yummy
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@DianneN (57246)
• United States
30 Apr 16
I just got back from having pizza with friends. I'm so stuffed right now, that I can't even think of dessert. It looks great, and I am positive that Alex will give it the seal of approval. I'm famous for my New York cheesecake and pear and pistachio tarte.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
I like the sound of those. Thanks and yes I am pretty sure that Alex will enjoy his piece. Sounds like you had a great evening.
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@EddieHands (32142)
• United States
30 Apr 16
yum i want pizza!
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Apr 16
Substituting ingredients here and there doesn't usually make much difference to a recipe. This sounds really yummy. I'd prefer strawberries to blueberries.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
The flavorings were lemon and nutmeg though so I was concerned that they are better with blueberries but it does taste good, next time I might add rhubarb!!
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr Rhubarb goes with just about any fruit it seems.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 May 16
@JudyEv I love the added tartness.
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@Shavkat (44853)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
Wow! It looks so tasty. I wish I could have a bite.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
I am giving out virtual bites so I hope you enjoy!!
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@Shavkat (44853)
• Philippines
18 May 16
@BelleStarr Thanks.
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@sharon6345 (105591)
• United States
30 Apr 16
That will be a nice treat for him.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
Yes I hope he likes it, he is a good kid.
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• United States
2 May 16
OMG that looks so good and very tempting but I am a horrible baker . . . UNLESS mom is right there cheering me on !
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 May 16
This is almost mistake proof really very simple and tastes just yummy!!
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• United States
5 May 16
@BelleStarr well I would have to substitute the corn starch (cannot have it, messes me up gastrointestinally) with flour but we use Spelt flour and I just bought a carton of strawberries, all I need is to find how a gelato would be prepared !
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 May 16
@enlightenedpsych2 The recipe called for corn starch but I didn't have any so I substituted the flour so it would work well.
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@MarymargII (8196)
• Toronto, Ontario
30 Apr 16
Looks wonderful- I love a galette becasue there's not tons of pastry- and this one looks so good! Blueberries are expensive here too- I was going to buy some but the special that was $3.99 for organic ones is off and now they were either 6.99 or 5.99 so forget it. I would, however, spend that much once or twice when the wild ones come out- because it's a fleeting treat. Glad you enjoyed your treat!
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
I want to try it again when I can afford the blueberries, I am sure it will be even better.
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• Toronto, Ontario
18 May 16
@BelleStarr I now have a hankering for a piece of fruit pie- LOL! My fave is blueberry or peach- let us know how the blueberry tasted- and also where was the cornstarch supposed to go? Mixed with the fruit I guess.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
@MarymargII Yes it was to be mixed with the fruit to thicken it.
@miniam (9305)
• Bern, Switzerland
30 Apr 16
Looks lovely,hope your own will look and taste just as good
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 May 16
That is my own, I baked that strawberry cheesecake galette.
@miniam (9305)
• Bern, Switzerland
1 May 16
@BelleStarr Well done,hope it tasted as good as it looks
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 May 16
@miniam It does!!
@funkeyguhl (1697)
• Philippines
24 May 16
That looks like a very yummy galette! I hope you don't mind sharing the recipe. I love baking myself and I am happy whenever my family in particular my husband likes what I bake . What other pastries do you bake?
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 May 16
I have the recipe on my food blog hope you enjoy. I make an apple galette as well and crumbles from time to time.
I love food and this blog will give me a way to share my love with my friends and family. Monday, May 2, 2016 Strawberry Cheesecake Galette I found a recipe the other day for a blueberry cheesecake galette and I decided it sounded like something I would en
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• Philippines
24 May 16
@BelleStarr This is great! A big thanks and you have just said the magic words "crumble"... my favorite!!
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@sol_cee (13145)
• Japan
5 May 16
That looks heavenly. Envy envy Alex.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 May 16
lol Yes Alex does get to enjoy my baking but we usually put him to work when he is around.
@sol_cee (13145)
• Japan
5 May 16
@BelleStarr Not child abuse? lol
@EddieHands (32142)
• United States
30 Apr 16
Oh wow that looks so yummy! I would like a slice!
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
lol Since it is cjheesecake I don't think I can mail you a piece you will have to stop by to get it lol
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@EddieHands (32142)
• United States
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr Hello! Yes I would like a slice please . Blessings !
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• United States
30 Apr 16
oh boy! did'ja save me a piece, too? that jest looks divine 'n now y'ave got me huntin' fer a gluten free recipe i can tweak. 'course, i'm'n a bit'f a pickle coz i've got blueberries'n strawberries'n the freezer - which to use?? perhaps both :D
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
If you made a nut crust, it is made with cornstarch inside instead of flour so you could make it.
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• United States
18 May 16
@BelleStarr sadly, i can't partake'n nothin' with corn neither. i'm wonderin' though what other gluten free flour combo's i could com'p with to pull'f such??
@UncleJoe (8063)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 May 16
That looks wonderful. You are gifted.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
lol You give me too much credit, it is an easy recipe that anyone could make, really but thank you it was delicious.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21253)
• United States
18 May 16
It sounds scrumptious.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
It is very delicious and quite easy to make so a good combination. lol
@DeborahDiane (15851)
• Laguna Woods, California
5 May 16
Mmmmm! Blueberry cheesecake sounds delicious!
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 May 16
It is a very simple cheese can and only takes about 25 minutes in the oven so it is easy too!!
@Dragonairy1 (1486)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2 May 16
It sounds lovely.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 May 16
It really was an easy enough to make it something I will want to make again
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@marlina (60412)
• Canada
30 Apr 16
The photo looks good and I am sure the dessert was good too.
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Apr 16
Thank you yes it was. Best if all it was a very easy recipe.
@Hate2Iron (7326)
• Canada
30 Apr 16
Lucky you... whenever I change a recipe... it never turns out! My chocolate chip, oatmeal bars were my last disaster!
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@BelleStarr (30981)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 May 16
That does sound rather delicious what went wring?. I am a pretty good baker and I know how to substitute but I do occasionally miscalculate. I wasn't sure that strawberries had the same liquid as blueberries so I added a little more flour.