Monday, October 1, 2012
As we said in our previous post, we were looking forward to autumn food. We had some lovely peaches and then the idea came up for a lovely dessert: peach galetes with spices and wipped cream.
We both love fruit! Apples, peaches, nectarines, all kinds of berries, mango, melon.. you name it! We also cook a lot with it. Most of the time we 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 cream or chocolate. Or both.
We also like peaches or nectarines to cook with (an offcourse to eat them just raw) and you can get them everywhere now. The perfect time to do something with these lovely flavour bombs. Together with the spices they create a smell and flavour that represents this season; the stormy weather outside and the warmth inside. The rain outside, heat on in your home and comfortable on the couch, these will warm you up and make it cozy.
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
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 al 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).
Enjoy this autumn moment!
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