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Author Notes: Inspired by the New York Times' Rustic Plum Crostata (published 9/9/2011), this galette is perfect for dessert, snack, or even breakfast.
Original recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/dining/rustic-sugar-plum-crostata-with-lemon-thyme-recipe.html?_r=0 —Ariana
- 1 1/3 cups AP flour, plus 1 tbsp. for fruit filling
- 2 pinches sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons mascarpone
- 3 large peaches
- 1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
- 3 large basil leaves
- 1 pinch cardamom
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 handful fresh raspberries
- Whisk together 1 1/3 cups flour, two pinches sugar, and one pinch salt. Then, cut in the butter just until pea-sized chunks remain.
- Whisk one egg with the mascarpone and drizzle over the dough. Work until the mixture just comes together, adding a tiny splash of cold water if necessary, and then knead into a smooth disc.
- Wrap the dough and refrigerate for 2 hours. Freezing for 30 minutes if you're impatient works just fine, too.
- Heat the oven to 375.
- Roll out your chilled dough into a rough, 12-inch round, and transfer to a lightly-buttered baking sheet, and hold in the fridge.
- Slice your peaches and gently combine with 1/4 cup sugar, the remaining tablespoon of flour, basil (chiffonade--stack the leaves on top of each other, roll them up lengthwise, and slice thin ribbons), and cardamom.
- Arrange fruit mixture in the center of your pastry, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border.
- Gently fold the dough edge over the fruit, pinching as needed to ensure a sealed border.
- Whisk the remaining egg and, using a pastry brush, spread the egg wash over the pastry and finish with a sprinkling of sugar.
- Bake 30-35 minutes until thoroughly golden.
- While baking, whip your cream, crush your raspberries, and then gently mix the berries into the cream one spoonful at a time. Chill.
- Cool the galette and serve warm or at room temperature with a generous scoop of raspberry whipped cream.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Berry Recipe