Peach Galettes

PeachGalettesA post redirecting to autumn a few months ago. A season I love! With the cold weather outside, the warmth and cosyness inside, the spices, warm desserts.. Mmm! But wait! This is also a recipe for this time of the year! It’s getting spring, with all the fresh fruits coming, and since it still can be really cold outside, this warm galette is perfect for dessert!

I love fruit! Apples, peaches, nectarines, all kinds of berries, mango, melon.. you name it! I also cook a lot with it. Most of the time I use raspberries. They have a good texture for all kind of cakes, muffins/cupcakes or desserts. They are also easy to get, even when it’s winter. Not even spoken about the taste.. Delicious and a good combination with cake or chocolate. Or both.

Back to this recipe.  Together with the spices these peaches create a smell and flavour that represents autumn(believe me, it doesn’t matter that it isn’t that season anymore!); the stormy weather outside and the warmth inside. Heath on, comfortable on the couch and these galettes will warm you up and make it cozy.

Peach galettes
yield: 8 individual galettes

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 sticks (228 gr) cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup ice water

4 peaches
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 lemon (juice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tbs all-purpose flour
2 tbs cream

sugar to sprinkle on the dough
whipped cream to serve with

The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 180 C.
To make the dough:
Combine the flour and salt. Add you butter in small cubes and try to mix this in with a fork until you create crumbs. Slowly add the ice water. You could need a bit more or less, so don’t add it all in one time. Test by squeezing a small amount of dough together. If it is still too crumbly, add a bit more water. Now put it in a piece of cling film and leave it to rest in your refrigerator.

Mix your dry ingredients together. Peel and slice your peaches. In a large mixing bowl combine these with your lemon juice and vanilla extract. Now mix in your dry ingredients and stir gently.

Remove your dough from the refrigerator. Make thin circels with a diameter of 15 cm. Place your peach mixture in the middle of the circle, leaving a few centimeters on the side. Fold your edges in over the peaches. Brush the edges of the dough with cream and sprinkle these with some sugar.
Bake the galettes for about 40 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the peach juices are bubbling. Let them cool for a few minutes. Serve them warm with some whipped cream (or ice cream, also very good!).


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