Bilberries Vaccinium myrtillus
These may have a different name where you live; they’re also known as wimberries, blueberries, huckleberries or even mucky-mouths. You’ll find them in hilly places often right beside heather.
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Meadowsweet is a chef’s delight. Found beside country roads, streams and rivers, its fragrantly fluffy blossoms smell and taste like almonds. To make the dust, simply pick it on a dry day then crumble the flowers onto a sheet of clean white paper. Leave the dust for a few days to dry then store it in an airtight jar.
To make the galette
- Bilberries 650g
- Caster sugar 3 tbs
- Cornflour 2 tbsp
- Fruit jam (preferably bilberry) 1 tbs
- Ricotta cheese, cream or ice cream 100g, Optional to serve
To make the pastry
- Plain flour 225g, Plus a little extra for dusting
- Salted butter 50g, Cold, diced
- Caster sugar 50g
- Egg yolks 4, Medium
Illustration: Enya Lai