I made this Almond Pear Galette a few weeks ago, and it was astonishingly good. I'd never made a galette before, but they're so easy! Basically, a galette is a type of French pastry: a freeform rustic tart or flat crusty cake. I had some fresh peaches in the house, and knew I had to try a peach version.
I absolutely love the crust, it comes together so quickly and is easy to work with. The thin cream filling layer is flavored with maple extract and chopped pecans. The peaches look so pretty arranged in circles, and are seasoned with cinnamon and sugar. Topped off with some sweetened whipped cream, more pecans, and a drizzle of maple syrup, this dessert is fit for royalty!
Maple Peach Galette
1 1/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract