Baking | Rustic Peach ‘n Plum Summer Galette … moorish summer tart

“I think that you’ve got to make something that pleases you and hope that other people feel the same way.”
Thomas Keller

Rustic Peach 'n Plum Summer GaletteAh summer! With fruit and colour in equal abundance, what more can one ask for! Yet with the Indian summer comes stuff I don’t need! Power cuts, high temperatures and no time to bake! Then 2 days ago, the monsoons appeared, schools reopened, and I got a tiny breather. The first thing I did was to roll out a Rustic Peach ‘n Plum Summer Galette.Rustic Peach 'n Plum Summer GaletteWhats not to love about a season that offers crumbles, crisps, sorbets, fro yos, cheesecakes, mousse, ice creams, panna cottas, coolers, sangrias, chutneys, preserves, … and so much more! HAPPINESS! And then there are galettes, moorish in every way, full of rustic appeal! A simple free form pastry filled with fresh seasonal fruit has got to be one of my favourite summer desserts {among a slew of others!} Summer is for stone fruitThere is SO MUCH you can do with stone fruit, it’s amazing! This year the quality has been exceptionally good. I looked at the peaches and wondered if they were ripe enough to peel; I really wanted to see if I could slip ‘them off‘. The fruit was perfect and for the first time in years I looked at a bowl of perfectly peeled peaches. Plums next and success again!Rustic Peach 'n Plum Summer Galette I have a friend, an old lady, who spoils me silly constantly sending me stuff from chocolates to tangerines, and everything in between. Her grandson is quite fond of my baking so I try and bake him a little something when he visits from Moscow where he works. He’s visiting these days and this was for him!Rustic Peach 'n Plum Summer GaletteMade one for him, and then had some fruit left, so made one for us too! Got me high fives from the family. The peach monster said it was ‘really really nice‘, and so did the dieting diva. “Pie, pie, pie“, she screamed, “I want more!Rustic Peach 'n Plum Summer GaletteThe pastry was nice and crisp despite all the fresh fruit it held. The cornmeal added a touch of texture and crispness. It’s a good tart to make. Serve it warm if you like, though we loved it cold!

A few more rustic tarts on PAB …
Strawberry Galette with Vanilla Scented Frangipane
Savoury Spinach, Tomato & Cheese Galette
Mini Peach, Cherry & Blueberry Galettes
Peach & Plum Galette
Fresh Fig Galette with Vanilla Scented Frangipane

Monthly Mingle is the brainchild of the lovely Meeta @ Whats For Lunch Honey, and this month it celebrates Barbara’s spirit at the wonderful Jeanne @ Cook Sister with a Taste of Yellow. I am sending this to the MM for July 2012.

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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  1. A delicious tart! Totally irresistible. If I could, I’d eat it all in one go…



  2. love that pic of the peeled fruits!! absolutely delish!! am a big fan of galettes..and this with the addition of kirsch and orange marmalade looks just perfect!!

  3. thats exactly what I need to enjoy my share of stone fruits. will make this soon.
    between I guess you forgot to mention the amount of butter in the pastry ingredient.

  4. this tart looks absolutely irresistible.
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  5. The dish looks perfect like always.
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  6. Aah! In love with that galette!
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  7. I just love the combination of milk and honey for the toppings, this is why I am hooked the image the moment i saw it, thanks for this great dish, very helpful for the coming birthday party of my daughter, btw she loves honey too.
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  8. Saman says:

    I follow your blog religiously…just one question….what camera and of what configuration do u use. your photos are OUTSTANDING>…i have been meaning to buy one for a long time…but cant decide…am not a blogger but just an avid reader of food blogs.

  9. How I wish we got all these stone fruits in the south! I haven’t got any perfectly rip peaches and plums this year at all! This galette is calling my name. Really need to make one soon :)
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  10. Amazing tart with fantastic photography !!! I wish i could taste it …
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  11. I’m in Deeba!!!Stone fruit season has begun!
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  12. Love the galette, the clicks are awesome as always!
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  13. I love rustic tarts Deeba look awesome like always:)
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  14. Looks absolutely divine and the pics are just great. Just wanted to know is cornmeal the same as makkai atta ?
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  15. At first I didn’t believe the title of the dish. The golden color of the fruit makes it almost look like yellow peppers or butternut squash. But I love peaches and it sounds delicious. And I echo the other comments about your photos. They are amazing.

    Thanks so much!

  16. Born27 says:

    Wow! This tart looks way too tempting. I cant wait to make this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe and i’m looking forward on your next post.

  17. Deeba,

    Those are so mouth-watering. I’m hungry now. How many hours did it take you to finish everything? Thanks for sharing the recipe here. I might want to try to remake this at home with my kids. :)

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    • Thank you Johnny, not too long actually. Did the fruit in the morning, and the rest took under an hour {thanks to the Thermomix which is a real workhorse!}

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