According to the French baker’s history, there are several types of galette. I went for the most common and simple fruit galette – scrumptious peach galette.
From the Norman word gale, which means a flat cake. It is basically an easy single crust pie, with a fruit (fresh or canned) and the crust is folded partway over the top of the filling. It already sound delicious, don’t you think!
I’ve had some great homemade peach marmalade from my grandparents and I really didn’t need to add anything else. However, I did add yummy almonds, just to show the great variations French cuisine and baking world has to offer.
The galette is suitable for kids from the age of 3 – the less sweets, the better.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes: 20 minutes of preparation + 30 minutes of the dough sit + 30 minutes of the baking time
180g of plain flour, sifted
A pinch of sea salt, sifted
50g of cane sugar
80g of butter, soft in cubes
3 tablespoons of white yogurt
1 whole egg for brushing
Around 300g of good quality peach compote or marmalade/4 fresh peaches, washed and sliced
2-3 tablespoons of hardly chopped almonds + 2 tablespoons of ground almonds
Icing sugar to sprinkle with
First, in a large mixing bowl put flour, a pinch of sea salt and sugar. Mix.
Stir in butter, yogurt and start kneading a homogenous dough. Set in the fridge in a cling foil for about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven in the oven to 180 degrees.
Next, sieve your working surface with some flour and ground almonds, and roll out the dough into a circle up to ½ cm thick. Brush with 1-2 tablespoons of marmalade. Sprinkle with almond flakes generously and place the rest of the jam in the middle, leaving 2-3 cm of the edges.
Afterwards, close the edges of the galette and brush with a lightly whisked egg.
Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes until baked through and golden. Let it cool down entirely and sprinkle with some icing sugar. Serve with a cup of black coffee or various teas.
Makes 10 serves.