For those of you that don't know what a galette is it is kind of like a pie but it's open faced and you eat it like a pizza! Not a very accurate description but its how I think of it.
This particular galette has a sugar almond mixture layer, ripe nectarines, and blueberries.
Sorry that I have been a bad baker lately- I've been so busy with work and traveling to beautiful places! This is not a complaint! My summer has been awesome, just much crazier than normal.
Anyways, enough about me... I don't think I'd ever seen or tasted a galette before making it myself but I saw a recipe that inspired me on the blog A Cozy Kitchen and wanted to take a stab at it!
The best time to make this galette would be now when the summer fruit is fresh, juicy, and amazing. And the best time to eat this galette is right when it has cooled off a bit but is still warm. Slap a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of it and you will be golden.
And don't forget to eat it like a pizza! Yummm!
This recipe makes one galette (8-9').
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. sugar
pinch of salt
4 tbsp cold water
3/4 stick of butter (cold and cubed)
1/4 cup finely ground almonds
1/4 cup sugar
2 big ripe nectarines (or 3-4 smaller sized)
1/4 cup blueberries
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp extra butter (set aside)
1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter and using your hands mix until it is starting to incorporate and form dough. Add the water one tablespoon at a time and keep mending the ingredients until dough forms. Flatten, cover with plastic wrap, and put in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll out on a floured surface until it is only about 1/8 of an inch thick. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and transfer the rolled out dough to the baking sheet.
1. Grind a handful of almonds in a food processor until fine. In a small bowl combine sugar and ground almonds. Sprinkle 3/4's of this mixture into the center of the dough.
2. Cut up your nectarines into thin slices and make sure they are extra ripe! Place them and the blueberries in a pattern of your choice on top of almond/sugar mixture. Sprinkle remaining almond/sugar mixture over the fruit.
3. Fold in the border of the dough at an angle and pinch the dough together so that it is sealed and doesn't fall apart.
4. Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle on some sugar on top of that. This will give the dough a nice crunch.
5. Bake in a lower (not the lowest) section of the oven for about 45 minutes, or until the crust looks very well browned and the fruit is bubbling!
6. Remove from the oven and cool for about 10-15 minutes, slice up, and serve.
Happy Baking everybody!