Strawberry, Spinach and Goat Cheese Galette with Balsamic Glaze

Wrapping up our ode to strawberries this month, let’s not forget the savory side of this berry.  A flaky, buttery crust full of freshly ground black pepper encases a creamy filling of spinach and goat cheese.  Topped with fresh strawberries to highlight the simple perfection that is a ripe strawberry, and then drizzled with a balsamic vinegar glaze.

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Stone Fruit Crostata with Anise Seed Cornmeal Crust

When fruit is at peak season, a crostata is a perfect dessert to showcase it.  Basically a rustic tart or pie, it requires none of the tedious crimping or lattice work for its crust.  Just roll out dough, pile fresh fruit in the center and then fold the edges around fruit.  This recipe utilizes the slicer/shredder attachment and the plastic whipping bowl.  We love being able to grate frozen butter and gently whisk it into dry ingredients for flaky crostata, pie or biscuits.

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