In the early 1980’s I bought my first Cuisinart Food Processor. It was love at first bite. The first thing I made was bread. I continued to use it to make bread for 16 years. Along with chopping, mixing, stirring hundreds of other tasty treats. In 1996 I burned up the motor … making a particularly organic loaf of whole wheat bread!
Since Kitchen Aid mixers were all the rage about then, my very sweet and conscientious Chief Culinary Consultant surprised me with a beautiful cobalt blue mixer. “It does everything” he crooned as he recounted to me the features which were given to him by the sales clerk.
But over the years my heart has been tugged and pulled to the Cuisinart display over and over. In 2008 the Chief bought me the newest and latest stainless steel Cuisinart Food Processor. It sorta looked like my old one, but one loaf of bread and I knew it wasn’t the same as the model I bought in the 1980’s. It was lighter weight and hopped all over the counter when I tried to use it. I cautiously asked the Chief if I could “take it back.” What a shock to him since I have pined for another one for years! Women … we are so fickle.
Imagine my surprise when the Chief and I were at an old country auction a couple of years ago and there on the table sat an original Cuisinart DLC 7-Pro! It looked hardly even used even though it was a good 30 years old. My heart started beating faster and pounding in my ears. I had to have that Cuisinart! I asked my sweetie if he would bid for me (I get nervous bidding). He asked “how high do you want to go?”
“I want it” was all I said. He got the message.
off. The stopping point was when the plastic shaft that
covers the actual metal shaft also started chipping away
rendering the food processor unusable.
So, when my Kitchen Aid bit the dust the Chief said, “well, at least you have the Cuisinart.” That is when I explained it had been out of commission for some time. When I explained my plight with broken pieces, he immediately researched the parts, ordered them and within a few days I had the food processor back on center stage in my kitchen.
I immediately wanted to make something … anything that required the use of the Cuisinart. Thanks to my Tuesdays With Dorie bakers I knew the Tomato and Cheese Galette was on my baking shortlist for June. Within minutes I had the dough mixed up and ready to chill for a couple of hours in the refrigerator.
After rolling out this outstanding, beautiful dough I assembled the savory filling. In addition to Monterey Jack and Mozzarella cheeses I added some Pepper Jack for a kick! Sprinkling my favorite balsamic vinegar over the tomatoes gave this tomato and cheese galette the perfect personal touch. The basil came from my herb garden.
This rustic tart has a wonderful cornmeal-crunchy crust, rolled thin but yet strong enough to hold the tasty fresh garden tomatoes, blended cheeses and fresh-cut basil.
Whether served warm or at room temperature I highly recommend this galette perfectly suited for your summer picnics! It is easy to transport and a winner all the way around! Recent Tuesdays With Dorie rules have changed, letting me re-print today’s recipe from Baking With Julia. However, my version is an adaptation of the original recipe. Click here to take a peek at some of the other baker’s creations.
Galette dough can be kept in the refrigerator for a day or two, or it can be wrapped airtight and frozen for a month. Thaw, still wrapped, in the refrigerator until thawed and ready for use.