What? Three ways what do you mean? I mean we have one fruit filling, one dough and we get have fun. This recipe is here to get you to play with your food, to open up your creative juices in the kitchen. I know what your parents thought you but at times playing with your food can be so much fun and so rewarding. The dough is super easy and you can mix it with any fruit or nut you have laying around your house. No that does not include your husband, boyfriend or brother however nutty he may be.
What is a Galette anyway? Galette is like a tart, a little bit more savory, that is free form, no special equipment needed. All you need is your hands. I guess you would not need a knife either if you can just rip your fruit apart, but I am not that skilled, plus I wanted them to look kinda good.
For the crust you will need: 1 1/4 cup flour (all purpose), 2 tbs sugar (I used brown), 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter chilled, 3 to 4 tbs ice cold water
For the filling: 4-5 large peaches, 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 tbs corn starch, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, ground almonds
For variations: Other fruit, varieties of chocolates, nuts, heath candy pieces
To make the dough mix together 1 1/4 cup flour, 2 tbs sugar, 1/4 tsp salt until combined
cut in the chilled butter and place in a mixer with paddle attachment.
mix together until it resembles course meal, or in this case it looked a lot like bread crumbs
add cold water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture comes to form a dough
for me it took only 3 tbs and I was good
form into a ball and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. You do not need to wrap it if your fridge is empty mine is full to the brim (partially since kids milk takes 1/3 of it) so stuff spills all the time.
This is the perfect dough for the summer. Since you can keep it refrigerated until ready to use with fruit you find most charming at a store or farmers market.
When an hour passes preheat the oven to 400 deg peel the peaches and slice them,
add sugar and lemon juice
Toss with corn starch
In my case I also needed to grind the almond so I gave them a ride on the Cuisinart
You can make a one big galette that will serve 8-12 people depending who you are and how much you eat, or smaller 1-2 people galettes. The 1/4 size ones are still kinda large, the size of a small individual pizza.
I made them small and I made them all slightly different. I rolled out the first 1/4th
and sprinkled it with almonds. If you do not like almonds you can use whatever fruit is your favorite or you can change it depending on fruit pairings. The nut layer allows the juices to stay with the fruit and not seep into the dough.
Top with your fruit mixture (include some juices), sprinkle with sugar and bake
Or you can find some great toffee bits
mix them with the nuts
make sure to keep the fruit in the middle so you have enough dough to create a side barrier
that will keep all the fruit and juices in
top it with some extra toffee bits
you can do a chocolate version by adding dark, white or milk chocolate
or just mixing all fruit that you have available at your house
bake the tart until golden and the fruit juice is bubbly
you can see a thin layer of nuts between the crust and fruit
Now I was planning to do a taste test but it was tough since they were disappearing faster then I could make them or faster then they could actually cool off to taste them.