Earlier this month, we moved to a new home in West Portland. It was a quality of life inspired move with the added bonus of central air and a much shorter commute for Marcus. We are excited for this next phase of life and what it holds for our family. But, man, moving is rough. I won't bore you with the whiny details, but this month has been intense. After all my travels, I should be accustomed to packing my things up and settling into a new place without a lot of fuss. You'd think.
Over the years I've come to realize that, as much as I loved adventure and exploration, I also need home and familiarity. I have recreated that in all the places I've lived around the world, but it always takes time. One of the signs of settling in has always been the moment I get to turn on the oven and bake. There is something about popping something delicious in the oven that christens a new house and starts the process of making it a home.
When I was invited to join the #summerlovespeaches party with my favorite peach recipe, I knew it would be a galette, one of my favorite ways to showcase seasonal fruit. And nothing says summer like peaches. Fragrant and fuzzy, with juice dripping down your arm and splattering on the ground style peaches. I always love the added crunch of nuts and pistachio are an obvious favorite. The smoked caramel sauce adds a campfire vibe that is so fitting.
Peach Pistachio Galette with Smoked Caramel Sauce
Makes 2 galettes
For the crust:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour
¾ cup unsalted butter, frozen and cut into cubes
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
8 - 10 Tbsp ice water
For the filling:
10 large, ripe peaches
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp lemon juice
½ cup unsalted pistachios, chopped roughly
1 egg white
smoked caramel sauce for drizzling
Mix flours, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Slowly add the butter, pulsing until it resembles small peas. Slowly add the ice water, pulsing until it the dough just begins to come together. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Form two even-sized circles without over-kneading the dough. Cover in plastic and place in the refrigerate for at least one hour.
Meanwhile, make the filling. Slice the peaches and place in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice and mix until peaches are thoroughly covered. Let sit for about 20 minutes.
When dough has cooled, remove from the refrigerator, take off the plastic and roll out on a lightly-floured surface until just under ¼ inch thick. Place the filling in the center, allowing to spread slightly. Sprinkle with pistachios then gently fold over the edges of the dough and brush with egg white. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees F until the crust is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool then drizzle with smoked caramel sauce and extra pistachios.
Be sure to check out #summerlovespeaches on Instagram for the other great recipes!