Galettes are one of my favorite recipes to make; both sweet and savory. I am not much of a pie maker but give me a chance to make a sweet French dessert such as this recipe for Peach Blackberry Galette, and I am all over it.
Two years ago I wrote and photographed a story for Spenser Magazine called Nature’s Candy. The story was about an amazing man, Andy from Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill. Andy grows the most amazing stone fruit I have ever bitten into, and I thought I had eaten some pretty great fruit my entire life until I spent 6 months on his farm. I still remember the first Baby Crawford Peach as if it was yesterday. Sun-kissed from the morning sunrise, still glistening with morning dew and the fragrance was heaven. As I took my first bite, juice dribbled down my chin, and I could not hold back from devouring that piece of fruit.
Galettes are so each to make that we decided to put together this fun little video to show you just how easy. And peach galette is definitely a classic summer dessert, and we enjoy it often during peach season. This version has a twist as I decided to add some blackberries and cardamom to the recipe. I have to say it was a good judgment call and a refreshing twist. Cardamom just happens to play nicely with peaches as well as blackberries! My galette crust (the sweet version) is the same all the time; a little flour, sugar, salt and frozen butter. I find when I use frozen butter the dough comes together easier when making as well as when time to roll. Peaches we like the skin so we leave it on. If you absolutely cannot stand the sweet little fuzzy skin then feel free to peel – I just like fewer steps.
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