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Cherry plum galettes

Cherry plum galettes

Cherry plum galettes

This heat has been unbearable these last couple days. I’ve always loved summer over winter, but lately, I am overthinking things. What do you eat when it’s 35 degrees Celsius outside? and what to do with a 17month old in this heat!? That indeed is the question. I have been trying to spend more quality time with my little man, just because I tend to do mommy and a whole lot of other things. It’s pretty hard to do it all and I’m trying to prioritize when you’re a stay at home mom. Oh and being home alone makes it even harder, coz when he sleeps you have to either get moving or go lay down.

For the time being, I want to make more and more things with summer fruit, or dream of making them. Like plums, peaches and all the stone fruit that are so luscious and juicy. Time, priorities and mom life, haha. I love pie and it’s always such a daring dessert to make because it can be heavy for a dessert in the summertime. Whereas a pavlova can be light and airy, or even ice cream for that matter could be better. But this pie is perfect because the dough is made with spelt flour and almond flour and when it’s rolled out very thin for the base, it’s amazing paired with stone fruit and some freshly whipped cream on top.

Lavender

Our gardener arrived with a basket full of yellow plums and now I just have to figure out what to make with them, slice I’ve already made mini galettes. Might I just make a gorgeous big one with yellow peaches? I’ve also discovered our lavender bush is ready for the picking and I plan to make a couple things with it. The lavender fields close to Avignon was one of the very first places we traveled to when we moved to France. It is a slight to see and a smell that is intoxicating. Now, when I smell these beauties, I can’t help to get nostalgic.

I wanted to make lavender ice cream with the stone fruit galettes, but time was not on my side. Like I said, I’m home alone. So galettes were on the menu and they are pretty sweet just the way they are or you can have them with ice cream or fresh cold coconut cream. I mean, how good does that sound, right?

Cherry plum galettes

These galettes are one of the French recipes I wanted to try to make for so long. The French really have it going when it comes to dessert and even breakfast. These are somewhat different than the original, they are super healthier and therefore you can have them for both-breakfast and dessert. (Like me, these last couple days) Best way to start the morning… The crusty crust works so well with the juicy, gooey filling.

You’ve got to make them for yourself…

Recipe

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6-8 people

Cherry plum galettes

Cherry plum galettes

Ingredients 

Dough

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour or shredded coconut
  • 1 1/4 cup spelt flour (other gluten-free flours will work well too, or normal unbleached white flours)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Filling

  • 3-4 medium-sized plums
  • 1/2 cup deseeded cherries
  • maple syrup for brushing

Method

  1. Mix together the flours and the salt and then pour in the melted coconut oil and add the water bit by bit until a dough forms.
  2. Place the dough on a floured surface and then roll the dough out very thin, roll the dough over on to a rolling pin to transfer it to the pie tin or on to a parchment paper on a baking tray for one big galette or mini galettes.
  3. Slice the plums into strips and then decorate the galette with the plums and the cherries.
  4. Brush over the maple syrup or honey and sprinkle over the almonds and then bake the galette for 15-20 minutes till golden brown.
  5. Add a few sprinkles of dried lavender or lavender sugar for an extra sumthin.
  6. Serve cooled at room temperature or with cooled coconut cream or lavender ice cream.

Only a few more days to go before my hub gets back from work, I mean days like these make me realize just how much I rely on him. Single parents, you guys are amazing!!

Bonne chance*

M*

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