Let me tell you about my good friend, the galette. If you’re not an avid baker, this magical creation is the key to people thinking that you ARE one. They’re quick, easy, and best of all, the messier the better. Just roll out the dough, pile your choice of fruit in the middle, fold the edges over, and bake.
This recipe yields a nutty, crumbly dough, which paired perfectly with the soft warm peaches.
1/4 c walnuts
3T unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
1/4c chilled water
Pulse walnuts in food processor and combine with flour and sugar in a medium sized bowl.
Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Mix in the water until thoroughly combined.
Flatten dough into a small disk and refrigerate.
Basil Peach Filling
2c peaches, sliced thin
1T lemon juice
2 basil leaves, sliced
1 egg, whisked
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss peaches, sugar, lemon juice, and most of basil in bowl, set aside.
Roll out dough mixture until about 10″ in diameter.
Arrange peaches in the middle of the dough, leaving about 1.5″ around the edge. Top with remaining basil.
Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Apply egg wash to the outside crust and bake for 30-40 minutes.