Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I Made A Mess

A big mess. Even though I used parchment paper, the baking sheet and the bottom of the oven were a total mess after baking this galette.

Three peaches - peeled, sliced and tossed in a combination of about 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of corn starch and a generous grating of fresh nutmeg whisked together. I added the blackberries on a whim just because they were there on the counter and I thought the colors would be fine together. Piled into the middle of a rolled out DuFour puff pastry crust and wrapped up the ends around the fruit. Slid into a 375 degree oven for about 35-45 minutes until the crust puffed and browned beautifully.

The peaches were so fresh and brimming with tangy flavor, the blackberries were sweet on the outside but tart to the bite and the pastry was light as summer clothing. Easy to make, nothing heavy or cloying, just sweet summer fruit with a little twang on the tongue at the end.

Unfortunately, the pastry puffed open during the baking, spilling peach juice out two sides to stick to the baking sheet and glue itself to the bottom of the oven. I'll need a putty knife to scrape up that mess but it was totally worth it.

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Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Fruit juice toffee :)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011  
Blogger namastenancy said...

What Ms Brown Mouse said - if the juices in the pan were caramelized,
and not burned, eat it, don't throw it away.

Summer deliciousness!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Ooh, I like what Ms Mouse said too!
Greetings from Monterey. Going well. :)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Ms Mouse, the part in the picture is - but what's on the bottom of the oven... eek.

Nancy, the best parts of summer - the sun, the warmth and the fruit!

Cookiecrumb, so happy to hear it! Hang tough.

Thursday, July 07, 2011  

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