I enjoy making galettes filled with pie filling for dinner parties and get togethers. I’ll use whatever delicious fruits and preserves that I encounter at our local farmers’ market, so my recipe changes seasonally. Galettes are a French dessert that are made of a circular crust that can be filled with so many wonderful variations that it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, my favourite, dessert.
I created this sweet cinnamon-sugar–crusted gluten-free galette with a GF biscuit mix, fresh peaches and blueberries, and dark brown sugar. It has everything that I love about a peach cobbler but in a simpler medley of both flavour and presentation. If you’re able to serve your galette fresh out of the oven, top it with vanilla ice cream. The combination of the gooey peaches, cinnamon-sugar crust, and melted ice cream is out of this world.
This tastes just like a summer cobbler, but is way easier to make.
By Shazmin Taylor
almond milk: 1 cup
blueberries: 1 cup
butter: ¼ cup, melted + ¼ cup, chilled
cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
cinnamon sugar: 2 tablespoons
dark brown sugar: 2 cups
gluten-free biscuit mix: 1 box
gluten-free flour: 1 cup
gluten-free vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
peach preservatives: 2 tablespoons
peaches: 2 14-ounce cans, sliced
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2: Start with mixing your peaches, blueberries, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Then, store your fruit in your refrigerator until you’re ready to fill your galette. You can even leave it overnight for it to really soak up the flavor.
Step 3: Use an electric mixer to cut your chilled butter into the gluten-free mix until it's pebbly.
Step 4: Whisk your eggs and almond milk in a separate bowl. Then blend with your dry mix and add cinnamon sugar.
Step 5: Shape your dough into a ball and allow it to rest at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Step 6: Sprinkle gluten-free flour on parchment paper to roll out your dough into a 12-inch circle.
Step 7: Spread peach preservatives on the top of your rolled-out dough, and carefully add your fruit into the center of the dough leaving a 1½-inch border.
Step 8: Gently fold over the sides of your galette to enclose your fruit. It’s okay if it looks a little sloppy. Then brush melted butter onto the edges.
Step 9: Carefully transfer your galette and parchment to your baking sheet, and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.