Friday, July 9, 2010

Nectarine Galette

It's Friday! And payday!! What a great combination :-) So today I needed to make something with LOTS of fruit in it and I believe that I went a little overboard with my Nectarine Galette. I wanted to cram so much of the delicious and ripe fruit into it that it ended up bubbling over a bit and spilling in my oven-whoops! But, it was still delicious, and since my brain was definitely elsewhere today I started making the Galette crust halving all the ingredients to make enough for only one tart- BUT I added the doubled amount of liquids! So naturally I had to double the dry ingredients in the end anyways, and have a lovely second portion of galette dough ready for later in the week, so no problem! :) Regardless, this recipe is perfect to showcase any fruit you like with just a bit of sugar and egg wash to bring it all together- a perfectly fitting summer dessert. :) Enjoy!
Simple Nectarine Galette
(adapted from Yummy Supper)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 egg beaten + enough ice water to make 1/2 cup liquid
  1. Combine flour and butter in a large bowl. Use fingertips or pastry cutter to integrate until nice and crumbly, while still leaving larger pieces of butter to insure a flaky texture. Pour in egg/ice water mixture and knead dough for a minute or two until it comes together. It should be soft, a little sticky, and rough-looking.
  2. Split dough into two rounds, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least an hour before using. When ready to use, roll out one ball of dough.
  • 3 large nectarines
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • & 1 egg yolk
  1. Cut the nectarines into slices, eighth's work fine. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of sugar on the crust, avoiding about an inch from the edges, so that you can fold it up after. Place the cut-up apricots in any design you like on top of the sugar, then fold the dough over the sides, forming a crust.
  2. Lightly whisk one egg yolk and brush on top of the crust. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the crust and fruit.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 38-40 minutes (depending on your oven), until the crust is golden brown.

Happy Baking!

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