If you're anything like us, the mere mention of pastries will make your blood sugar dance in anticipation. Chocolate, fruits, custard: We turn into sweets fiends when we gaze upon the butter-glazed crusts and wonder what's within those flaky folds.
But what of the savory pies, croissants, and galettes? Are they not buttery and flaky? If we eat them, are they not delicious?
They are indeed, and you'll find no better evidence than the cornmeal galette with ham and sweet Minnesota corn from Black Walnut Bakery. Sarah Botcher's wandering bakery has a steady rotation of seasonal pastries -- savory and sweet -- as well as a number of hearty breads, and when we visited her regular Saturday morning pop-up at One on One in the North Loop, we swooned over this flaky galette. Buttery dough surrounds a rich mix of Bechamel sauce, crisp sweet corn, and smoky, salty ham.
That sweet corn is no longer in season, so this galette won't be back for a while, but if you've got a craving come next summer, Botcher takes requests. Follow Black Walnut Bakery on Twitter (@BlkWalnutBakery) and Facebook for menu updates and pop-up details.
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