“Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Strawberry Galette recipe. Knew I had to have it when I read the basil cream element - got that basil coming outta my ears in the garden!”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the basil cream:
  2. Combine cream, basil, and sugar in a double boiler and stir until sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or up to 2 hours for a more pronounced basil flavor).
  4. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Add mascarpone, and whisk until medium peaks form.
  5. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 24 hours.
  6. Make the fried basil: Heat oil in a deep skillet to 325 degrees.
  7. Fry basil, a few leaves at a time, for 12 seconds. (The leaves will cause the hot oil to spatter- use splatterguard)
  8. Drain leaves on paper towels, and let cool completely. Sprinkle both sides of the leaves with sugar. (Basil can be stored at room temperature overnight.).
  9. Make the dough: Sift flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor to combine. Cut in butter, and pulse until mixture forms coarse crumbs.
  10. Add ice water, and mix until just combined (dough will still be crumbly). Shape dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  12. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out a 10-inch round, and transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  13. Make the galette: Cut strawberries lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Reserve end pieces for another use (want perfect even center slices for the concentric rings). Toss slices with 1/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch, and immediately arrange them in concentric circles on dough. Start 1 inch from edge, overlapping slices slightly. Fold edge of dough over berries.
  14. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  15. Whisk egg yolk and water o male eggwash. Brush dough with the egg wash, and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
  16. Dot berries with butter.
  17. Bake until crust is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.
  18. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve warm with basil cream and fried basil.

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