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Recipes that include cherry

Peach and Cherry Galette

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Do you remember when Carla won all those Top Chef rounds with a simple galette? I thought that was a bit ridiculous considering how easy a galette is to make.

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There is so much great fruit around now that I was thinking about making a Peach and Cherry Galette. The next day,  I saw the Peach and Raspberry Galette on Dr. Food, who had adapted hers from Use Real Butter, making it this week’s double Weekend Shout Out!

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Jennifer, at Use Real Butter, has insanely good photos on her site, food porn heaven! Erin at Dr. Food took the sugar and butter down just a bit, which I thought wise, especially because I was going to use cherries which are not as tart as raspberries. The crust they used interested me because it was different from my go-to recipe. I was bit nervous when it looked pretty wet but the result was so incredibly delicious, flaky with a little pull. I will find it hard not to make this every day. So thank girls for giving me the basis for this Peach and Cherry Galette.

Note: Using good ripe fruit is essential!

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Peach and Cherry Galette
~makes two 8-inch galettes

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


  • 2 cups sliced ripe peaches (peeled and pitted)
  • 1 cup cherry halves (pitted)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter
  • water for brushing
  • 1/2 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Instructions –

1. To make the dough, mix sour cream with water and set aside. Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter until it looks like coarse sand.

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2. Add sour cream water mixture 1 tablespoon at a time and toss with a fork. Only add what you need to get the dough to come together. (Doing this on a humid day, I found that I did not need all the liquid and it was still a bit wet compared to most doughs I am used to.)

3. Bring the dough together and separate into two balls. Flatten into discs and save each in plastic wrap. Chill for 3 hours or up to 2 days.

4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper.

5. Roll out dough to 11″ circles, using a generous amount of flour to prevent sticking. Let dough hang on rolling pin to transfer to parchment covered baking sheets. Split fruit among the two pieces, arranging nicely in the center, leaving a 3″ rim.

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6. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of sugar on each (mainly over fruit part). Dot both with thin slices of butter (1/2 tablespoon each).

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7. Folding the dough is easy. Just pick up any side and fold over. Take the low corner it made and fold that towards the center. Now a new lower corner is created. Fold that towards the center and repeat until you’ve gone all the way around.

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8. Brush dough lightly with water and sprinkle turbinado sugar over crust (1/4 tablespoon over each). Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until pastry is golden and fruit is bubbling. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before serving. Best eaten as soon as possible.

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Breakfast Trifle

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lon’s mom and brother got us 10 ounce mini trifle dishes. So instead of throwing yogurt and fruit in a bowl, like I’ve been doing most mornings, I decided to make a Breakfast Trifle. Why spend the extra time and effort? Because treating yourself to something special makes you feel good. It’s like wearing sexy underwear, even if no one will see it. Secondly, it looks like a dessert. Not only is that fun, but mental satisfaction allows most people to eat less. Yet, the Breakfast Trifle can be as healthy as you want it to be.


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Sunday Cherry Pancakes

Sunday, July 27, 2008

This recipe is an adaptation from Kelly’s Blueberry Pancake recipe on her site Eat Make Read. It is a fabulous idea, adding honey, cinnamon, and vanilla to pancake batter. When I read the post, I saved the page to use this weekend. I halved the recipe to suit two people and I used cherries because that’s what I had on hand, now calling these Sunday Cherry Pancakes because pitting cherries one by one takes time. Pay close attention to step 4, which I added, because it makes a big difference with pancakes!

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