Peach galette is an easy and delicious summer dessert
Nothing screams summer as much as biting into a ripe peach and having the juice run down your chin. Any fruit that you have to slurp before you bite is sure to be delicious, and a perfectly ripe peach is worth all shirt stains and sticky fingers. A perfect summer peach is something you remember. One of us can still taste the peach that cost more than any fruit should, purchased at the now long closed Balducci’s in New York’s Greenwich Village. For a struggling student that peach was a fortune, and it was worth every penny.
If you have never made a galette before, we think that our peach galette is the place to start. The recipe is simple, utterly delicious, and with fresh peaches in season you can hardly go wrong!
What is a galette?
A galette is a French food that is essentially a round of pastry dough or bread, depending on the type of galette you will be making. It can look like anything from a pancake like pastry to a rustic pie, like our peach galette.
What is the easiest way to cut butter into flour to make the pastry?
Here is an easy way to make pastry. Although a pastry cutter is often suggested to cut butter into the dry ingredients (or two butter knives if you don’t have a pastry cutter), our preferred method is to use a food processor. Honestly, the minute we realized that we could make pastry dough in the food processor, making pies and tarts became so much more pleasant.
We use the pulsing action on the food processor to get to the consistency we need and then transfer the dough onto a floured counter top to finish shaping the dough by hand.
Can peach galette be made with frozen peaches?
Although we love this dessert best when made with fresh fruit, you can use frozen peaches as well. Be sure to defrost the peaches completely and use paper towels to blot away the excess liquid.
How to serve peach galette
We love to serve our peach galette slightly warm, with a scoop of either vanilla ice cream, or a dollop of fresh cream. You can also sprinkle some icing sugar over top and a touch of cinnamon would be nice too! Be sure to serve your dessert with a cup of tea, a coffee or a cold glass of milk!
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