Peach Galette

The last batch of peaches I bought were just perfect in their peachiness; juicy and ripe, and sweet with just a bit of tang. I was planning on making a peach panna cotta with them, but I couldn’t find agar powder in time to use the peaches, so I decided to make a peach galette instead. I used einkorn flour for the pastry, and just a bit of sugar in the filling, as the peaches were already very sweet. It’s a lovely dessert to enjoy outdoors on a beautiful summer’s evening.

Peach Galette

For the Pastry:

1 1/2 cups (180g) einkorn flour
5 tablespoons (70g) cold butter, cut into small cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

5 or 6 ripe peaches, blanched
1/4 – 1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
squeeze of lemon juice

Blend flour, salt and tablespoon of sugar together in a large bowl, then add cold butter, and cut into the flour with a pastry blender or knife.  When the butter is in pea-sized pieces, add the ice water and blend with a wooden spoon. Add a bit more water if the pastry seems too dry to stick together, but don’t add more than another tablespoon, as the einkorn flour doesn’t absorb water as readily as regular wheat flour. Press together the pastry into a ball with your hands, press into a disk, wrap in a piece of parchment paper, and place in the fridge while you get the peach filling ready.

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

To easily remove peach skins, blanch the peaches in boiling water for two minutes, then immerse in cold water. Peel off the skins with your fingers, then slice the peaches into a bowl and stir in the sugar, flour and lemon juice.

Take the pastry out of the fridge and roll out on a piece of parchment paper to a circle approximately 14 inches in diameter. You can either leave it on the parchment and transfer to a baking sheet as is, or turn into a pie dish and peel off the parchment paper.

Spoon the peaches on top of the pastry (if you are using the flat baking sheet, leave a 2 inch border of pastry around the edge) and then gently fold the edges of the pastry over the peach filling.

Place on the center rack in the oven, and bake for about 45-55 minutes; until the crust is golden and the peaches are starting to caramelize on top. Serve warm with softly whipped cream.

*Oxalate content is medium per serving (6.95 mg) if pie is cut into six servings, made with six peaches.

Printable Version:

Peach Galette

Servings 6 Slices

Ingredients

For the Pastry:

  • 1 1/2 cups 180g einkorn flour
  • 5 tablespoons 70g cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 5 or 6 ripe peaches blanched
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Blend flour, salt and tablespoon of sugar together in a large bowl, then add cold butter, and cut into the flour with a pastry blender or knife.
  2. When the butter is in pea-sized pieces, add the ice water and blend with a wooden spoon. Add a bit more water if the pastry seems too dry to stick together, but don't add more than another tablespoon, as the einkorn flour doesn't absorb water as readily as regular wheat flour.
  3. Press together the pastry into a ball with your hands, press into a disk, wrap in a piece of parchment paper, and place in the fridge while you get the peach filling ready.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  5. To easily remove peach skins, blanch the peaches in boiling water for two minutes, then immerse in cold water. Peel off the skins with your fingers, then slice the peaches into a bowl and stir in the sugar, flour and lemon juice.
  6. Take the pastry out of the fridge and roll out on a piece of parchment paper to a circle approximately 14 inches in diameter. You can either leave it on the parchment and transfer to a baking sheet as is, or turn into a pie dish and peel off the parchment paper.
  7. Spoon the peaches on top of the pastry (if you are using the flat baking sheet, leave a 2 inch border of pastry around the edge) and then gently fold the edges of the pastry over the peach filling.
  8. Place on the center rack in the oven, and bake for about 45-55 minutes; until the crust is golden and the peaches are starting to caramelize on top. Serve warm with softly whipped cream.
  9. *Oxalate content is medium per serving (6.95 mg) if pie is cut into six servings, made with six peaches.
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4 Responses to Peach Galette

  1. It’s a delicious recipe! I had to use regular flour because I couldn’t find any einkorn, but still tasted fantastic! It’s nice that it’s lighter than a fruit pie, not too filling.

    • I’m so glad you liked it! I hope you get a chance to try it with the einkorn flour, as it has a really good flavour…you can get it from the company’s website at jovialfoods.com :).

  2. I was going to make the panna cotta too, but they didn’t have peaches! In Georgia! This looks terrific though, I think I’ll try it instead too.

    • That’s funny about the peaches! I hope you like it, it’s nice too because it doesn’t take long to make. If you don’t have einkorn flour, you can make it with regular, but if you do, increase the butter to 10 tablespoons.

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