Where the Northerns go…

July 24th, 2009


…this past weekend, Juan and I spent a relaxing time in Kitty Hawk, NC with some of his friends. As the native North Carolinian among the group, everyone wondered if I had ever been there. Well, the Outer Banks has always been in my mind where the Northerns go… we always went to the Southern Beaches near Wilmington since they are closer to home…

In fourth grade Social Studies, we studied North Carolina.  As part of the class, we had to take a “road” trip to explore NC.  We started way up in the Northern tip of the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk.  I remember thinking that one day I needed to go there and see where the first flight took place.  I’m quite glad that I’ve finally been there now… check another goal off the list… plus it was a wonderful weekend filled with sleeping in, playing on the beach, eating good food, and hanging out with cool people…

Maybe it is my Southern upbringing, but I have been craving peach pie for months now and impatiently waiting for them to be in season … the other day, when I saw this recipe and found delicious peaches at Treasure Island… I decided it was time to make peach galette… like a pie but smaller so I don’t each as much… yea… that’s what I keep telling myself…

Months ago I had bookmarked this recipe from Spicy Ice Cream, which is part of Lisa and Mark’s tour of the Tartine cookbook.  I tried making the Tartine’s Brownies a few weeks ago and did not follow directions.  Mine tasted ok but no where near as amazing as Mark’s.  In trying another Tartine recipe, I followed the recipe as closely as possible but I halved the recipe.  In my haste to get the dough in the fridge to chill, I actually only used 1/4 of the butter but half of everything else.  Regardless, it turned out really well.  The recipe is a little daunting at first but it is not as hard to make as it may seem.  I do not have a bench scrapper but I do have a plastic green apple cutting board that worked great.  Make sure to chill it as written because it helps the dough retain its shape when you bake it.  This recipe did take patience but I was very happy with the peach galettes that I pulled out of the oven at 10:30pm…

I made two small galettes filled with peaches.  I used 2 large peaches and two small ones.  Having recently become a vanilla bean paste fan,  I tested it out on this recipe.  I mixed 1/2 teaspoon with 1/2 the peaches and used them in one of the galettes.  The other I made with just peaches.  I love the addition of the vanilla bean paste but the flavor was more intense the next morning… sigh… I wish there was still leftovers…


2 Responses to “Where the Northerns go…”

  1. Cucinista on July 25, 2009 2:30 am

    Your picture and recipe made my day. Come summer, what I want more than anything is peach pie. Not just any peach pie, but my Nebraska-born Grandmother’s peach pie (my Louisiana-born mother does a pretty good version too). Never tastes as good when I make it myself, but I’m tempted to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Manggy on July 25, 2009 9:05 am

    Hey! You managed to cut the fat in half? That’s not a bad mistake at all if it was still good! I’m glad you liked it. Instead of leftovers you can just make some more, heh heh :)

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