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Double Blackberry Chocolate Galette – We Should Cocoa #61

Blackberry Galette

Tart, We Should Cocoa, Wild Food | 5th September 2015 | By

When Kate announced that blackberries were to be the special ingredient for this month’s We Should Cocoa, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Ever since my first rustic gooseberry galette earlier in the year, I was dying to try one with blackberries.

So far so good. But how to get the chocolate part in? At first I thought I’d make a white chocolate version of the pastry as I did with this rhubarb and almond cream pasty pie, but then I remembered the chocolate blackberry jam I made last year. Woohoo, easy peasy. A case of crisp flaky pastry flavoured with cinnamon, spread with chocolate blackberry jam and then filled with fresh foraged blackberries just had to be good – and it was.

Blackberry Galette in the Making

Picking the blackberries was a harder job than I was expecting. We had a solid week of rain here in Cornwall and this had a rather detrimental effect on our lovely brambles. Most of the fruit was mouldy or spoiled in some way. However, with a bit of diligence along with the usual scratches and stained hands, I managed to pick a good punnet full.

The galette was everything I was hoping for. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this pastry recipe is the best ever; its easy to handle and it produces a beautifully flaky buttery crust. The chocolate blackberry jam added a depth of flavour and sweetness and the blackberries gave their distinctive late summer essence.

Double Blackberry Chocolate Galette
Serves 8
A rustic blackberry tart with a hidden layer of chocolate blackberry jam to give added depth and sweetness.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Pastry
  1. 125g wholemeal spelt flour
  2. 125g plain flour
  3. 150g unsalted butter
  4. pinch of sea salt
  5. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  6. 3 tbsp yoghurt
Filling
  1. 8 heaped tsp chocolate blackberry jam
  2. 400g blackberries
  3. 30g demerara sugar
  4. a little milk for brushing
Instructions
  1. Cut butter into flour, salt and cinnamon and either rub between finger tips or pulse in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the yoghurt with a knife until the mixture comes together into a ball,
  3. Cover and leave to rest in the fridge or a cool place for Ā½ hr.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface into a rough circle to about 4mm in thickness.
  5. Place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
  6. Spread the jam over the pastry leaving about a 5 cm boarder.
  7. Lay the blackberries over the jam
  8. Sprinkle on all but a scant tbsp of the sugar.
  9. Fold the edges inward over the gooseberries, leaving the centre open.
  10. Brush the pastry edges with milk then sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
  11. Bake at 180ā„ƒ for 40 minutes when the blackberries should be soft, the jam bubbling and the pastry crisp and golden.
Notes
  1. Can use blackberry jam or jelly instead of chocolate blackberry jam.
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We Should Cocoa BadgeThis is my #WeShouldCocoa entry for September. Kate at The Veg Space is guest hosting and has chosen blackberries.

 

 

 

GBBR LogoI’m also joining in with the Great British Blackberry Recipe Round Up with Janice at Farmersgirl Kitchen and Karen at Lavender and Lovage.

 

 

 

Pastry ChallengeThis goes to the Pastry Challenge hosted alternately over at United Cakedom and Jen’s Food. I’ve only entered once before and submitted a galette then, so I hope Lisa and Jen don’t mind.

 

Vegetable Palette LogoIt’s purple and blues over at the Vegetable Palette at A2K – A Seasonal Veg Table, so this blackberry tart fits in very nicely,

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    Sammie
    5th September 2015

    The pastry looks absolutely delicious and I love blackberries. Foraging for blackberries is such a British past time. I’ve loved teaching our children which ones to pick and those to leave for the birds. This Galette is gorgeous. Sammie

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      Thanks Sammie. This pastry works so well for me. I used to have dreadful problems. This has consistently turned out a beautiful flaky pastry that goes particularly well with tarts and pies – touches wood! Glad you are passing on such an important tradition to your children as brambling šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      It’s so much easier than making a tart and just as, if not more delicious.

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    Dom
    5th September 2015

    that looks so amazing! I love the chocolate jam, that’s genius. So pretty. We have loads of blackberries here. I need to go a foraging!

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    Kate | The Veg Space
    5th September 2015

    Wow that looks absolutely delicious Choclette, I could dive right in! Thanks for submitting to the challenge and look forward to seeing others’ creations soon!

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      Thanks Kate. One of the joys of seasonal produce that each one seems the most delicious thing ever and then the next one comes along – hard to get bored.

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      Thanks Angie, I’m still quite new to galettes and can’t get over just how good they are.

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    Tracy
    6th September 2015

    I really like the idea of your pastry and your galette recipe sounds very simple. I’d eat yours with a big blob of cream!

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      Haha Tracy, we did eat ours with a big blob of cream – Cornish clotted cream šŸ˜‰

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    Diana
    6th September 2015

    This looks very delicious but I wish we had blackberries here! They can be found but they’re very very expensive. I think that this would pair well with some vanilla ice cream

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      No blackberries? Use another fruit Diana. This tart would work well with lots of fruit. I shall be working my way through them all, so can verify that at some future date šŸ˜‰

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    Janice
    6th September 2015

    This looks so good. I have some spiced blackberry jam that would do very well for this recipe!

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    Claire @foodiequine
    7th September 2015

    I’ve never made a galette before but this looks lovely. No brambles yet in Scotland – still green and hard, but I have some in the freezer from last year.

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      I do tend to think of brambles as September fruit Claire, but ours have been out for a while – still plenty of hard green ones though.

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    Sarah
    7th September 2015

    Choclette! You always bake such amazing sounding desserts – this blackberry galette is to die for! I totally get what you mean about the blackberries – I battled it out with them earlier this week. They’re delicious, but those bushes sure make you work for it!

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      Ah thank you Sarah. I have a terrible sweet tooth and like my cakes and desserts. Blackberries certainly like to give as good as they get. What did you make with yours?

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    Alida
    7th September 2015

    Your galette looks delish Choclette. It seems very simple to make and wonderful with blackberries. There are so many in the fields now and it would be a shame not to pick them.
    Have a good week x

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      Go pick them Alida, it would be a shame indeed as it will be another whole year before we see them again. This tart is really simple. I’ve made it slightly more complicated by adding jam šŸ˜‰

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      Choclette
      7th September 2015

      It’s so easy to make Sylvia, if I can do it anyone can šŸ˜‰

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    Lisa
    8th September 2015

    I too have never tried a galette and your right it looks super easy! Must give making one a go! Our usual blackberry bushes that we pick from haven’t been very good this year, but I do love fresh blackberries!! I must try to make something with them and chocolate for this month’s We Should Cocoa!! Thank you for sharing yours in this month’s pastry challenge!

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      Choclette
      8th September 2015

      Yes do try making one Lisa. I haven’t tried it, but I expect it would work brilliantly with apples too. Would be lovely to have an entry from you for #WeShouldCocoa

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    Janie
    9th September 2015

    Corrr, what a treat! Love the sound of the chocolatey blackberry filling, bet that tasted good on its own too šŸ™‚
    Janie x

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      Choclette
      9th September 2015

      Ah, not bad at all Janie – those brambles go surprisingly well with chocolate šŸ˜‰

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    Shaheen
    29th September 2015

    I love this, but its the chocolate blackberry jam that has me most excited. Thanks so much for sharing with FruitPalette, the round up should be up very soon

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      Choclette
      29th September 2015

      The chocolate blackberry jam was really good, though I didn’t pick enough blackberries to make any this year.

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