Tart Peach + Mint Galette

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The bite of these tart peaches tell me that summer is not yet here and that sometimes we are all in too much of a hurry for the next season (or phase in life) to start.

A peach should embody the lazy, sun drenched days of summer. The lethargy of a hot afternoon, cooled only by sweetened iced tea.

These peaches in my produce bin are firm with a little give. Their fuzz is that of youth’s first beard. Their colors are blushed, not yet tinged with maturity.

I rinse these peaches and set them on my cutting board. Into a pie they will go. Baked until their juices burst and surrender their flavors to the sugar and spice.

Sometimes we shouldn’t rush things. We need to be patient and savor the moment we’re living. But somethings life plucks the fruit too soon. All we can do then is make the most of it and not let it go to waste.

xo

Sriprae McDonald

Recipe: Tart Peach + Mint Galette

Ingredients:
Pie Crust
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 tbsp cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • cold water
Filling
  • 5 tart peaches, sliced
  • 10-15 mint leaves,Β chopped
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • cardamom
Directions:
Peach_image1Pie Crust

Sift flour, salt & sugar. Mix butter into the flour mixture until pea sized clumps are formed. Slowly add a little bit of cold water to form the dough. Dough should not be too moist that it’s sticky. Turn dough onto floured surface and form a round ball. Flatten ball slightly and wrap in plastic. Place in refrigerator for an hour or two.

Peach_image2Filling

Combine sliced peaches with chopped mint, sugar and dash of cardamom. Mix and set aside for 15 minutes.

Remove dough from refrigerator and set oven to 375 degrees. Butter a cast iron skillet. Roll out the dough and line the skillet. Dough should overhang the sides. Arrange peach slices inside the skillet. Fold dough over the peaches. Brush dough with cream and sprinkle it with sugar. Bake for 50-60 minutes until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool before serving.

All images Β© 2014 Sriprae P. McDonald

 

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6 thoughts on “Tart Peach + Mint Galette

  1. Sriprae my lovely new friend, you write like I feel when I am strolling along the beach on a balmy summer evening, seriously beautiful. A couple of years back I went on a cruise, they had a daily crisp, the peach one was always the best. So are the peaches delicious and juicy and good for eating now in your neck of the woods? Oh how I long for warmth in my world… Although, this yummy peach pie would prob go a long way to curing my winter blues. Hope you are having a fabulous week lovely one. Hugs across the oceans. xx

    • Ah, fabulous Anna, thank you very much! Today is the first day of summer and mercifully the sky is overcast…not with rain clouds, just thin sheets of clouds. Enough to keep the heat at bay for a bit. Although I admit the evenings are splendid. The hour right before darkness descends is soothing and enticing. It begs you to go out for a drive and view the fading light in every possible angle.

      Peach season has commenced! The ones I get from my farmer’s market share are small in size but juicy and sweet. If it were possible, I’d bake you a pan to help drive away the winter blues. πŸ™‚

      Oh a cruise! I’d love to go on a cruise. A beach destination with clear waters and white sand. What’s your favorite cruise destination?

      Much love to you, my friend!

      xoxo

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