Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lovely fruit from the garden

photo onegreenworld.com

I have a small, lovely walled garden behind my home in France. There are five fruit trees espalied against a stone wall.  Two of those trees are plum trees and this year they produced more fruit than I was able to use.  

After giving away much of the fruit, I looked for great plum recipes. I love going out into the garden, picking the plums and an hour later having a luscious dessert. 

I would like to share just one of the recipes with you as it was my favorite. Plum Crostata from Tastefood.com


Makes 1 (10-inch) galette or crostata

Dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Filling:
2 tablespoons almond meal
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pounds plums, halved and pitted, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
1 tablespoon heavy cream

Whipped cream

Place the flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to blend. Add half of the butter and process until the dough resembles coarse meal. Add the remaining butter and pulse until the pieces are pea-sized. Transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle in the water while stirring and fluffing with a fork. Stir and toss until the dough comes together. Gather the dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour (or up to 24 hours).

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Whisk the almond meal, 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll out the dough into a 14-inch round. Spread the almond meal over the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Arrange the plums in a concentric pattern over the almond meal and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Fold the dough in over the outer edge of the plums. Brush the crust with the cream. Slide the galette with the parchment onto a baking sheet (or a pizza stone preheated in the oven). Bake until the crust is golden, about 45 minutes. Remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream.

I love this picture of a barn with espalier fruit trees on it.




Lovely French vintage Farm dress


Enjoy!!!!!

A Bientôt

Audrey

3 comments:

  1. How wonderful, Audrey. To be able to have your own fruits and make them into something this lovely must make you happy. When are you guys back to Texas? xx's

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  2. love this recipe + yummy + also love the trees. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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