Monday, August 29, 2011
a peach galette. yum!
I LOVE peaches. They are so sweet and delicious right now. I've been buying at least 1 basket a week and eating them on my cereal, in smoothies, on ice cream, and just straight out of my hand.
Last week I decided to make some into a peach galette. Galettes are awesome. They're basically just like a pie, but even easier to make. I made a delicious savory zucchini and ricotta galette last year, and had yet to make a sweet version. I used this as the basis of my recipe.
Take a bunch of peaches (maybe 6-8), peel them, and cut them into slices. Mix in sugar, cinnamon, corn starch, salt, and vanilla.
Roll out some dough to about an 1/8th of an inch thick. I used some pâte brisée that I had in the freezer left over from when I made a rhubarb pie. It's a simple multi-functional pie dough.
Transfer your rolled out dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then dump your tasty peaches into the middle of it. Fold the crust over the fruit. Brush the dough with some buttermilk, and sprinkle with sugar. I had some buttermilk in the fridge leftover from wedding cake making, but it had gone bad. So I just skipped this part.
Bake in the oven at 350F for 30 minutes or so.
And peaches like cream, so if you want to you can whip up some whipping cream and plop a dollop of that on top. YUM.
1 pie crust
6-8 large freestone peaches
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment.