Summer Fruit Galette

 

So this weekend a few friends decided to visit my town. They told me they will come over for coffee at my place, just about an hour before they arrived. It was a long time that I haven't seen them, so I wanted to make something special, but I also had to do it fast. I had previously bought some juicy peaches, so I decided to make a nice pastry, that goes well with coffee. This free form galette looks so impressive, everyone will think you spent hours making it. ;) 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pack of puff pastry (around 500g/1lbs)
  • 4 large peaches
  • 1 cup of pitted cherries
  • 3 tbsp of cornstarch
  • 3-4 tbsp of brown sugar
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of milk

PREPARATION

  1. Cut the peaches in half, then cut them into slices or wedges (about 1/4 inch thick), put them in a bowl, and add the cherries.
  2. Add the cornstarch, sugar, and lemon juice. Mix them well. (Mix carefully, we don't want to break the peaches in small pieces).
  3. Take the thawed puff pastry and form a circle with a rolling pin. (It doesn't have to be a perfect circle).
  4. Put the fruit in the middle of the dough circle, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the pastry over the fruit, gently pressing it.
  5. Whisk the egg and the milk and brush the pastry with the mixture. Sprinkle with some brown sugar on top.
  6. Bake it in a preheated oven for around 20-25 min on 420F. (Or according to the instructions on the puff pastry). Serve it with some powdered sugar, or add some vanilla ice-cream for some extra flavor.

ENJOY YOUR COFFEE!