Saturday, March 16, 2013

Caprese and Cheese Galette...

Crowed pleasing 101: Caprese and Cheese Galette. Yep!
Virtually one of the most simple of recipes and really makes for a tasty snack!
The flakiness from the crust and the boldness of flavors from the tomatoes, basil and cheese really make your taste buds explode.
This recipe was created for a friend's baby shower and turned out to be quite the hit. Try this recipe for yourself and you tell me what you think!!

Caprese and Cheese Galette
Author: Brenna Bowers
Serving: 4

1 Trader Joe’s Double Pie crust – in the frozen section (2 pie crust per box) (any premade pie crust will work)
1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
6 leaves fresh basil, torn
16 oz. fresh mozzarella in water,  drain water and discard, slice in ¼ rings
salt and pepper

2 Tbs. milk – for brushing on crust

Heat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Allow the pie crusts to thaw on the counter until they reach room temperature.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat to keep from sticking.

Place each of the pie crusts on the parchment paper and roll, with a rolling pin, just to make sure the surface is even (don’t roll too thin for we want some structure from the pie crust).

Divide the ingredients into half. For each pie crust place the mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper into the center (leaving a 1 ½” boarder on the edges).

Fold up your edges gently and lightly purse so that the structure holds. Brush milk on the crust (with a brush or your fingers) to help with the browning.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and the center is bubbly.

Serve hot!