Mixed Berry Galette

A Mixed Berry Galette is the perfect way to showcase summer’s delicious and gorgeous berries! It is so much easier to make than pie, and tastes amazing!

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Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We are just hanging out in NYC and I couldn’t be happier! I feel like we haven’t had a relaxing weekend in the city all summer, so I am excited to just chill! And bake. Lots of baking on the agenda! And if you are looking for something delicious and summery to bake this weekend, might I suggest this Mixed Berry Galette? It is one of my absolute favorite summer desserts.

You might remember this Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart from last year. It was one of the best things I made all summer long! My Mixed Berry Galette is basically the exact same thing, except with a different filling! I decided to change the name to make it sound fancy – but don’t let the fancy name fool you. This couldn’t be easier to make!
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Raspberry Chocolate Tart

A light and flaky tart shell is filled with rich chocolate ganache and topped with fresh raspberries. This Raspberry Chocolate Tart is a stunner, and is actually easy to make!
Raspberry Chocolate Tart | ChezCateyLou.com

It literally could not be grosser outside today. Cold and gray and pouring – Will and Kate got the worst weather in NYC!!

Luckily I have a little ray of sunshine on the blog today with my Raspberry Chocolate Tart! And there is a lot more berry love where that came from – My friend Rebecca from Living Better Together is hosting a Merry Berry Holiday Hop!  We are celebrating Christmas together with all things berry!  Scroll to the bottom of the post to check out all the berry goodness.
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Limoncello Cocktail

A light and refreshing Limoncello Cocktail is the perfect drink to sip on all summer long, and it couldn’t be easier to make!

Limoncello Cocktail | chezcateylou.com

It is a beautiful summer Friday, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a Limoncello Cocktail!  This is probably the simplest recipe I have ever posted on Chez CateyLou.  And that’s why it is so perfect – you only need two ingredients to make a delicious, refreshing, and pretty summer cocktail!  That’s right – with just limoncello and club soda you can have a summer party started in no time!

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Raspberry Dark Chocolate Scones

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Let’s talk about scones.  Buttery, tender, delicious scones.  I’ve eaten my fair share of them, but I had never actually made scones.  So I decided to change that this past weekend.  I had some gorgeous raspberries just begging to be made into a delicious breakfast, and this recipe seemed like the perfect way to use them up and try out a new pastry!  I did not have white chocolate on hand, so I decided to use dark chocolate instead.  A little chocolate with breakfast is always a good thing – my grandfather taught me that!

So back to scones. I’ve seen them made on TV a thousand times. They always make it look so pretty and neat.  Let me tell you, my prebaked scones were pretty (because when is butter and sugar and flour not pretty?), but they sure weren’t neat!  This dough is really wet!   The recipe warned that the dough would be “slightly unmanageable” and it wasn’t kidding.  I felt like I was working with slightly dry muffin batter rather than dough!  But the recipe also mentions that “not adding additional flour results in tender scones”, and I certainly wanted my scones to be tender.  So when it was time to form the dough into a circle and cut it into scones, I turned my dough out onto a floured silicone mat, which really helps with the dough not sticking.  I also floured my hands very well, and just tried to to work the dough as little as possible. It was a bit messy getting these scones onto the cookie sheet, but once I did it was totally worth it!  The baked scones are so light and tender.  There is chocolate and raspberry in every bite, with just a hint of sweetness. So I’d say my first venture into scones was a success, although I can’t wait to practice more with other recipes!  I see pumpkin scones in my future…… 

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Raspberry preserves are swirled into a cream cheese muffin batter. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins are so tender and have an amazing flavor!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. TheBetterHalf and I were on vacation in Italy!  If you follow me on Instagram, you can see some pictures from the trip. I can’t wait to share more details from the trip with you, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, I have a delicious breakfast recipe for you – Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins. I had a block of cream cheese to use up before we left , so I decided to make this recipe from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. The book calls them breakfast buns, but they are really more like a muffin so I changed the name! My mom bought this cookbook for me after our first trip to the bakery 8 years ago!  … 

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