I hope all my U.S. readers had a fun Fourth of July yesterday! Perhaps you took today off too and enjoyed a long weekend. Yesterday we took a drive past a very busy Lake Tahoe and went instead to a much less busy (though busier than usual) Spooner Lake for a picnic lunch and a walk. I wrote about Spooner Lake last year.
I will be telling you about two French Fridays with Dorie dishes today: Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad, and Sablé Breton Galette with Berries.
Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad
Wheat Berry and Tuna Salad was the perfect dinner for this hot week we’ve been having. The wheat berries and hard-boiled eggs were cooked early in the day, and the rest was just assembly.
I don’t believe I have eaten cooked wheat berries before (though I already had some for making sprouted wheat bread). I liked their chewy texture.
The wheat berries were tossed with a simple vinaigrette, celery, onion, red pepper, red apple, and albacore tuna. The salad was placed on a bed of mixed greens, then topped with grape tomatoes, avocado, and hard-boiled eggs.
I really liked this salad! The flavor combination was great. My husband said he liked everything but the wheat berries. He also declared his love for hard-boiled eggs and said if I made a batch of them every week he would eat them for breakfasts and snacks. In fact, he has brought up the idea of hard-boiled eggs (and also gone so far as to suggest deviled eggs) every day since we ate this salad, so I see more hard-boiled eggs in our future.
Sablé Breton Galette with Berries
I made Sablé Breton Galette with Berries last week on my birthday.
What makes this galette special is the crust. Instead of a typical tart crust, this is a soft cookie-like crust inspired by the buttery sablé cookie from the Brittany region of France.
I made four small galettes (galettelettes?) instead of one large. They were topped with homemade lemon curd (from the recipe given in the book) and blueberries. Heavenly!
The French Fridays with Dorie group does not share recipes, but Dorie herself shared the recipe for this galette in her newsletter. If you do not own a copy of Around My French Table (why not?), you can find the recipe here.