Let’s get this weekend started off right from a culinary standpoint. Let’s have dessert first. We can take the pressure off once dessert is served. Perhaps you don’t agree. Perhaps you don’t want dessert this weekend (as if).
Whether you make it for your own family, for the neighbors, for your friends barbecue or for a romantic picnic – you will be a star with this super easy super fast berry crostata. I whipped one up last weekend at the beach and well, let’s just say the picture above was the last bite.
2 cups flour – 1 egg – 1 cup sugar – 1 tsp. salt
Mix flour, sugar & salt in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and add the egg. Use your hands to knead into a soft sticky ball. Wrap in wax paper and cool in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile in another bowl combine 1 pint blackberries and 1 pint raspberries. (You can use peaches, apples, plums, or any other pitted fruit or berry – its all good). Toss the fruit with a tbsp of sugar and a few squeezes of lemon and let sit.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and sprinkle with flour. Roll out your chilled dough into a roughly 10″ disc. It can be irregular shaped, no worries.
Place fruit in center of dough and using your hands fold up the sides of the dough on top of the fruit but do not cover the fruit. See pic below. Crack one more egg and brush the egg on the dough so you get a shiny flaky crust.
Pop that baby in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 until it is golden brown and the fruit is cooked. Use a pizza slicer for nice clean slices of the crostata. Serve as is, with ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
This is my “go to” dessert for most summer parties. You can make three or four different fruit combinations and let guests pick and choose. It’s good hot or cold and makes a sinful little snack with a coffee or tea.
Go ahead, dive in, get dessert over with for the weekend.