Sunday, October 27, 2013

Berry Crostata with Cornmeal Crust

IMG_1027.JPGOne of my favorites to make when I don't have enough berries for a whole pie. I got the idea for the crust from an old Bon Appetit magazine.The cornmeal and orange zest in the crust add texture and flavor that makes for an exciting twist. I used olallieberries from my garden. They are similar to blackberries, but are sweeter and have smaller seeds. You can use any type of berry for this recipe. Sometimes I like to mix a few different types.


1 and 2/3 cups all purpose flour 
1/4 cup coarse cornmeal
3 tbs sugar
1 tsp (packed) orange zest
3/4 tsp salt
14 tbs (1 and 3/4 sticks) chilled unsalted butter
1/3 cup (or more) ice water

1 cup sugar
3 tbs cornstarch
1 tbs fresh lemon juice

IMG_1014.JPGFor my crust, I used a pastry cutter to mix together my ingredients. However, if you do not have a pastry cutter (or don't feel like using one) you can also use a food processor. 

Mix together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, orange zest, and salt in a large bowl. If you're using a food processor, blend the ingredients. Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and add it to the mixture. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients or blend until the butter is reduced to pea-size pieces. Add 1/3 cup ice water and use a large spoon (I used an ice cream paddle) to mix the dough until it clumps together into one mass. You can also just continue to blend it in the food processor until it clumps. If the dough is not clumping, add an additional 1 teaspoon of ice water. Gather the dough into a ball then flatten it into a disk. Wrap the dough and chill it for at least one hour before baking. The dough can be stored in the fridge for up to a day before baking.

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updating61M.C. Langer says: Jun 23, 2013. 10:30 AMReplyWOW!!! looks absolutely delicious!!!! :-)58marcellahella says: Apr 24, 2013. 2:03 PMReplythey look so pretty and good! and you make it seems easy too8StuffStephMakes (author) in reply to marcellahellaMay 3, 2013. 11:05 AMReplyThanks!! It is SUPER easy! Seriously, even if you make mistakes they seem to always turn out looking like you planned it! :)psy_goblin says: Feb 17, 2013. 9:15 AMReplyThese are brilliant! I have seen and tried a few different techniques for making chocolate bowls but this is without a doubt the best! really regretting giving up chocolate for lent now! cant wait to try them when lent is over!
8StuffStephMakes (author) in reply to psy_goblinMay 3, 2013. 11:05 AMReplyThank you so much! You have incredible will power, eating chocolate to me is like breating air... I just got to! ;) 66lmnopeas says: Sep 30, 2012. 4:25 PMReplyThese are amazing! Thanks for the great tutorial! 8StuffStephMakes (author) in reply to lmnopeasMay 3, 2013. 11:04 AMReplyThank you!!! :D6cookery says: Nov 28, 2012. 6:39 AMReplyBeautiful! I love your creativity.8StuffStephMakes (author) in reply to cookeryMay 3, 2013. 11:03 AMReplyThank you so much!! :)3We Lived Happily Ever After says: Sep 25, 2012. 1:30 PMReplyLOVE This!8StuffStephMakes (author) in reply to We Lived Happily Ever AfterSep 28, 2012. 2:09 PMReplyThanks!! :)28janw says: Aug 23, 2012. 11:13 AMReplyThey look amazing and so tasty.

Just one little remark: As Baker's and Chipit (or whatever they are called) aren't available worldwide (I've never seen them on mainland Europe), it might be better to discribe the ingredients as what they are. And in the case of chocolate, it's always good to mention the percentage cacao.

Other than that, great instructable!6Monster Muncher says: Aug 18, 2012. 1:35 PMReplyAmazing so yummy8StuffStephMakes (author) in reply to Monster MuncherAug 19, 2012. 3:13 PMReply... you don't even want to know how many of these I devoured when the camera was off!! ;) About This Instructable823 views

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