rustic peach galette
September 10, 2010
It’s hard to resist fresh Ontario peaches at this time of year. I bought way too many at the market the other day so decided to experiment with this Rustic Peach Galette. I have to admit I’m a total pastry snob – blame it on my mom. She comes from a long line of very adept bakers. Her pastry makes every other pastry seem tough, lifeless, and not worthy of its contents. Problem is it’s got butter and eggs. I was ecstatic when I found pre-made vegan pastry at the health food store. Truth be told, it doesn’t come close to the tastiness of my mom’s but it’s not bad. I served this galette at a dinner party the other night and the peaches got 6 out of 6; pastry got 4 out of 6. But every plate was licked clean. You got to admit, it looks pretty damn good!
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large peaches, pealed, pitted, and sliced
extra flour for workspace
¼ cup maple syrup
extra sugar for top of galette
1. Thaw the pre-made puff pastry dough.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place dough on top.
3. In a medium bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla. Add peaches.
4. Fan peaches in a circular shape in the center of the dough circle, leaving a 1-2 inch border.
5. Fold dough over peaches and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
6. Remove unbaked galette from refrigerator and brush dough with maple syrup. Sprinkle extra sugar over the dough and fruit. Bake for 30-35 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 degrees until crust is lightly browned.
Adapted from Chef Chloe Blog