I’ve been in a mood lately. A mood to take it easy. To relax. To enjoy life’s simpler pleasures. To me, that includes baked goods. You too?
A recent trip to the market reminded me it was peach season, so I brought a dozen home, and contemplated what I could create with them. I’m often caught up in the idea of trying something new, hence the recent quest for the perfect pie crust. The attraction to baked goodies continues, pulling me yet again to attempt something both simple and gastronomically wonderful in the kitchen made with ripe fruit and dough.
Enter, the peach galette.
What the heck is a galette you might ask? For those who don’t know, a galette is just a fancy French label for a rustic fruit tart. The kind of tart filled with seasonal fruit and formed with a less than perfectly shaped crust, folded over by hand and baked in the oven. Less than perfect? That I can handle.
Ever since I made my summer list, I’m obsessed with baking with summer fruit, whatever is in season and of the moment. In May, it was rhubarb crumble, June brought mini cherry pies. Lately, I’m craving peaches which are in season and readily available everywhere.
How to make a peach galette? It’s not difficult.
First grab yourself a bowl of these.