Peach Galette

Photo by: K. Henriques

A galette is a flat, round cake made of pastry dough or bread and I’d never heard of it before; but it looked like a fun dessert to try so I figured why not? This recipe isn’t hard, but it is a bit time consuming. The dough portion was easy and I really love pie dough recipes you make in a food processor. As a side note: one of my other favorite pie dough recipes is from Baking Mischief. This particular dough recipe was a little sticky and I followed all of the instructions as it directed so I’m not quite sure why it was sticky.

Honestly, peeling and cutting the peaches took the most time. This particular recipe doesn’t have a picture of the finished product, which is a shame, but every other picture I saw showed the peaches cut like a wedge. Cutting it this way looks prettier when you lay it all out in a circle on the dough.

Once you’ve got the pie dough done and resting in the fridge, the peaches cut, and the nut/flour/sugar mixture ready to go then it’s time to assemble. This is the easiest portion and then you just gently pull the edge of the pie dough over the peaches to create a sort of edge. I did toast some almonds and use the optional apricot jam to brush over the top just to add a little something extra.

Taste-wise, this was really good; not super sweet, but just enough. I would definitely try this again, but might try it with different fruit next time just for the fun of it.

Baking Ease9
Time Spent8
Taste10
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Recipe Used: James Beard Foundation

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