Nectarine & Marzipan Galette

Nectarine & marzipan galette - Domestic GothessGalettes, also known as free-form pies or crostata, have to be just about one of the easiest things to make, it is in their nature to be rustic, so there’s no need to worry about trying to make it look neat and pretty; when it comes to a galette it is all about the flavour. They lend themselves well to pretty much any kind of fruit, so are the kind of thing that can be baked all year round; but are particularly good in Summer when there is an abundance of stone fruits and fresh berries. I opted to use nectarines, though peaches or plums would work just as well; and I couldn’t resist adding a bit of marzipan to the topping as almonds pair so well with stone fruits. I like to use cornmeal pastry for my galette crusts, as it adds a nice bit of extra crunch and deals better with the juice from the fruit. A perfectly crisp, golden crust, filled with juicy, sweet nectarines topped with marzipan crumble – heavenly.

Nectarine and marzipan cornmeal crust galette - Domestic Gothess The galette was so good that Damian and I managed to polish off half of it between the two of us within minutes of me finishing taking photos…Damian declared it one of his favourite things that I have ever baked, and I am inclined to agree with him; it is incredibly satisfying and moreish, and also not too sweet – which makes it very easy to eat far too much of it! I served what was left of it after our feeding frenzy with my fresh ginger and honey ice cream, which was all kinds of amazing…but the galette is also (obviously) good enough to eat just on it’s own, and is delicious hot or cold. It is best eaten fresh, though will keep for up to a couple of days in an airtight container and can be reheated in a low oven.

Nectarine and marzipan galette - Domestic Gothess

Nectarine & Marzipan Galette
 
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Ingredients
Pastry
  • 220g (1 + ¾ cups + 1 tbsp) plain flour
  • 30g (scant ¼ cup) fine cornmeal or semolina
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 130g (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) cold unsalted butter
  • 1 medium egg
Filling
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp cornmeal or semolina
  • 4-5 large nectarines
  • 3 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 4 tbsp sugar
Marzipan Topping
  • 100g (3.5 oz) marzipan
  • 15g (2 tbsp) ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 15g (1 tbsp) cold unsalted butter
To Finish
  • 1 beaten egg
  • demarera sugar
Instructions
  1. To make the pastry: Place the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and butter in a food processor and blitz until it resembles breadcrumbs, alternatively, rub the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingertips. Add the egg and mix until the pastry comes together. Form into a disc, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for at least half an hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix together the flour, ground almonds, sugar and cornmeal and set aside.
  4. To make the marzipan topping: Place the marzipan, ground almonds, flour, sugar and butter in a food processor and blitz until it forms crumbs.
  5. Stone the nectarines and cut into thin slices, place in a large bowl, sprinkle over the cornflour and sugar and gently toss together.
  6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface into a large (approx 32cm/12.5in) circle, slide it onto the prepared baking sheet. Scatter the flour, almond, sugar and cornmeal mix over the pastry, leaving a 5cm/2in border around the edge. Spread the nectarines over the top, discarding any liquid. Scatter the marzipan topping over the nectarines.
  7. Fold the pastry border over the topping, brush with beaten egg and scatter over some demarera sugar. Bake for 45-50 minutes until crisp; you may need to cover the galette with foil after 20 minutes or so to stop it colouring too much, but remove the foil for the final five minutes of baking to allow any liquid to evaporate. Leave to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

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40 Comments on Nectarine & Marzipan Galette

  1. patisseriemakesperfect
    July 9, 2015 at 11:36 am (2 years ago)

    These look great Hannah. I’ve not made a Galette, it looks so tasty and your ice cream sounds amazing. #FabulousFoodieFridays

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    • hannahhossack
      July 9, 2015 at 8:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Angela πŸ™‚ I don’t often make them as I’m always drawn towards making pretty, neat tarts, but I think that galettes are more satisfying to eat.. x

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  2. Zamamabakes
    July 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    I need to jump on this galette wagon.
    My mouth is watering just reading through your post, teaming it up with your ginger and honey ice cream, perfection!
    Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Foodie Friday fun.
    Have a gorgeous weekend x

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    • hannahhossack
      July 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! Galettes are the perfect easy bake, and it went so well with the ice cream πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend! x

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  3. Amy
    July 9, 2015 at 11:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I love galettes! So adaptable to whatever is in season, and so gorgeous to eat πŸ™‚
    I love the addition of marzipan too – it’s a favourite with my Danish family, so I just know this galette will be received well, and that ice cream sounds divine too! What a great pair!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:33 am (2 years ago)

      They are one of the best desserts, and even when they turn out wonky and the filling leaks they still look and taste good! πŸ™‚

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  4. Blah Blah Magazine
    July 10, 2015 at 4:28 am (2 years ago)

    I’m a born again marzipan lover, so I’m a bit obsessed right now, but I had never thought of using it like this – genius x

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:34 am (2 years ago)

      I would happily put marzipan in EVERYTHING! I try not to overuse it but I love it so much I seriously could just eat it every day… x

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  5. Lizzie {Strayed Table}
    July 10, 2015 at 6:26 am (2 years ago)

    This looks amazing! I wonder if I can use tinned nectarines I have some in my pantry that need using. This looks like a wonderful dessert.

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:35 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you! I think that tinned nectarines (or peaches) would work great, just make sure that you drain them really well and you may need to reduce the sugar a little.

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  6. Lucy Parissi
    July 10, 2015 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

    This looks incredible! I love nectarines and they are really perfect in a pie as they don’t really last very long. I have never made a galette but think it’s time I tried your recipe…. And I definitely need to make some ice cream to go with it. Droolworthy. Thanks for linking with #CookBlogShare

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:37 am (2 years ago)

      I’ve been buying (and eating) loads of them recently but you always end up with a few that go a bit mushy so a pie is perfect for them πŸ™‚

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  7. skd
    July 10, 2015 at 10:53 am (2 years ago)

    These look super scrumptious. I think adding cornmeal to the pastry dough makes it crispier. I have never done that. Nice idea. Thanks for sharing

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:38 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you! I find cornmeal pastry to be best for galettes as it is a little more sturdy and has a bit more crunch which works well with the soft filling πŸ™‚

      Reply
  8. Jhuls
    July 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    As awlays, your photos are making me hungry. Glad I have some peach hand pies waiting for me – sounds almost the same. πŸ™‚ Happy FF, Hannah. Hugs!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Jhuls πŸ™‚ Peach hand pies sound scrumptious! πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
  9. Girl and the Kitchen
    July 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)

    FAB-U-LOUS!!! Love me a good gallete or crostata!!! This one looks so fantastic!!! YUM!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. carolinescookingblog
    July 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Funnily enough, I just made a galette last night that has some similarities to this one (you’ll see in due course πŸ™‚ ). This looks a lot neater than mine, and sounds delicious as well!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:40 am (2 years ago)

      That’s the good thing about galettes – it doesn’t matter if they aren’t neat, they still look good πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to seeing yours!

      Reply
  11. TheKiwiFruit
    July 10, 2015 at 8:45 pm (2 years ago)

    I do love nectarines! This looks and sounds delicious what an awesome idea!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:40 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  12. Julie is Hostess At Heart
    July 10, 2015 at 9:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I haven’t made a galette but just love the rustic pastry and your nectarine filling looks delicious!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Julie πŸ™‚

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  13. dishofdailylife
    July 11, 2015 at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Your desserts always look so amazing! Just shared this yummy treat on my Facebook page and pinning as well! It’s always such a treat to see what you link up with us at #FoodieFriDIY! I wish I was having a slice of this tonight!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing Michelle πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
  14. Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
    July 12, 2015 at 12:58 am (2 years ago)

    This looks like the perfect summery dessert. Love that there is marzipan in here!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:42 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  15. The Free From Fairy
    July 14, 2015 at 11:17 am (2 years ago)

    You’ve done it again! My mouth is watering uncontrollably! This looks absolutely beautiful. It sounds like my ideal pud so I am pinning it to one day try and adapt to be gluten and dairy free!!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 14, 2015 at 11:44 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you! I think that this one should be fairly easy to adapt as it is essentially just the pastry that would need to be changed

      Reply
  16. Jen @ Jen's Food
    July 14, 2015 at 10:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Such a great flavour combination here, no wonder it disappeared quickly. I’d happily eat a very big slice of that, must start making galettes myself. #TastyTuesdays

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    • hannahhossack
      July 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Jen πŸ™‚

      Reply
  17. Honest Mum
    July 15, 2015 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

    So, so pretty another viral offering me thinks! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

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    • hannahhossack
      July 18, 2015 at 4:37 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Vicki! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  18. sarahgiebens
    July 15, 2015 at 5:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh boy… This looks so good!

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    • hannahhossack
      July 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply

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