Saturday, August 7, 2010

Peachy Galette

Posted by - Nancy

I was excited to make this month's challenge since I had never made a galette before. Now usually I put the challenge off until the end of the month and then end up posting late. However, yesterday I was not feeling the greatest and so the little man and I stayed home and played all day. During nap time I was looking up recipes to make corn bread to go with our chili we had for dinner when I remembered I had some peaches in the fridge that were almost expired.

So I switched gears and looked for a good galette recipe for peaches. I found a super simple one and thought I'll just make my grandmother's pie dough and throw the peaches in. But I was intrigued by the crust recipe on the website I found so I gave it a whirl.

Peach Galette from Diana's Desserts

3 tablespoons sour cream (or yogurt or buttermilk)
1/3 cup ice water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 6 to 8 pieces

Since her recipe made crust for 2, I halved the ingredients. I was interested in what mixing the yogurt and water would result in. While I was mixing the dough my son woke up and so I went to get him. Unfortunately, I had forgotten that I had already added the yogurt before I went to get him (pregnant brain) and I added twice the yogurt mixture resulting in soupy dough. So I had to make the dough again. I realized I didn't like the cornmeal in the dough though, so I omitted it the second time.

After letting the dough chill, I simply rolled it out. placed the peaches on top with a few slivers of butter and some brown sugar and pinched the edges. After dinner we dug into it and it was delicious.

I had a little bit of leftover homemade blueberry syrup so we drizzled that on top. I thought it tasted good, but my husband didn't like the blueberry peach mix.

Oh, and the dough was really flaky and the yogurt gave it a nice tang. I would be willing to try the dough again on something like a cherry pie where the tang would be a good mix with the sweet.


Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Well done for baking when you didn't really feel like it. Although there were a few hiccups along the way, it looks as though you made a seriously yummy dessert! I really want to try my own galette soon :)

pfeffernc said...

Thank you. It was delicious. Have fun making your own, it is freeing making something that doesn't need to look pretty!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh. That looks beautiful. I love peaches.

Sweet and Savory said...

I think peaches and blueberries are a great combination.

I think galettes are fun to make. I am still trying to make a savory one but I have to make it gluten free. It still should work.