Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble

Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble

Recently, I have been so baking-busy. My days have been flour filled with the usual repetitive processes of measuring, mixing and kneading. This may seem tiresome to some, but not for me. The fact that baking takes time is what I love most about it. Baking makes you work hard for it, and I’ve always loved that kind of bold attitude.

There is no better feeling than the unveiling of a perfect tart or pie, due to all the effort filled technical and time-consuming steps. The pies and tarts I love to make are surrounded with delicate decorated edges and perfect lattice tops.

However, sometimes I too tire of striving for baking perfection. It’s these times that the recipe for a classic galette comes in handy. There is no such thing as a perfect galette, as their nature is to be as rustic as possible. It’s this kind of imperfection that I find incredibly appealing.

Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond CrumblePeach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble

For those ‘not into’ baking or simply those that concede defeat just by looking at the complex technique and steps in a recipe, then search no further this Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble is for you.

Galettes are essentially free-form pies. They still retain that same flaky, buttery and crisp pie-like crust; however they omit the hassle of moulding pie dough into a tin and remove the trouble of dealing with temperamental lattice tops and artful edges.

Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond CrumblePeach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond CrumblePeach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble

This Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette consists of a sweet, buttery and crisp pastry that enfolds a wreath of juicy roasted peaches within its pleated walls. The peaches are the heroine in this galette – they are first macerated with orange zest, brown sugar and ginger syrup. The filling is then layered upon a wonderful spelt base. This not only absorbs any stray juices, but provides a delicious flavour foil against the bold peach and ginger flavour.

I then topped the galette with an almond crumble. The crumble adds certain sweetness and complexity to the peaches and mellows out the bite of ginger. It highlights the flavour profile of the galette whilst adding a nutty texture and aroma. When the galette bakes, the peaches truly sing. The filling stays within the bounds of the crisp spelt crust and releases sweet juices that begin to thicken once the galette cools.

Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble

This Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble may be rustic on the outside, but within, it is perfect. Though the galette is just as delicious left plain and simple, I recommend that you do yourself a favour and dress it up with some extra ginger syrup and a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. You will not be disappointed.  

Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond CrumblePeach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble

Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Serves: 1 large galette
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ cup spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 8 large peaches, sliced
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 75 ml of ginger syrup (see below)
  • ¼ cup cold butter, cubed
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 egg, whisked for egg wash
  • Vanilla sugar to decorate
  1. For the spelt crust, combine flours, salt and caster sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add the cubed cold butter. Process until the mixture resembles coarse meal with pea-sized beads (about 10 to 15 seconds). With the machine running, pour the cold water into the bowl in a steady stream. Process until the dough begins to just hold together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured piece of plastic wrap. Bring the dough together into a smooth ball, wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour before using.
  2. While the dough is chilling, in a medium sized bowl combine the peaches, sugar, orange and ginger syrup. Toss to combine and set aside to infuse.
  3. To make the almond crumble, combine the cold cubed butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon in a food processor. Process to gently combine. Add the almonds and pulse for a further few seconds. The crumble should be textural retaining chunks from the slivered almonds.
  4. For assembly, remove the chilled dough from the fridge. Preheat an oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper. Dust a work surface lightly with flour and roll out the dough into a 30 cm circle, about 0.5 cm thick. Transfer the dough circle onto the baking sheet.
  5. In the center of the dough circle, gently layer the peach mixture - leaving a 5 cm border. Disperse the crumble around the border of the peaches and lightly sprinkle on top. Overlap and fold the dough over the mixture, overlapping where necessary and pressing gently to adhere the folds. Lightly wash the galette crust with the whisked egg and sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Any remaining juices from the peach and ginger syrup mixture can now be poured over the open face part of the galette.
  6. Transfer to the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pie crust is golden and the peach juices are bubbling. Once finished, cool slightly and serve warm.

 Ginger Syrup used can be purchased here or can be home-made.

Peach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond CrumblePeach and Ginger Spelt Galette with Almond Crumble


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  • Reply Jamie | Jamie's Recipes November 20, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Galettes are my life saver. I am trying to overcome my bad relationship with pie crusts, but when it doesn’t turn out I can easily switch to a galette and rustic becomes beautiful.

    Peach + ginger are a winning flavor combination!

  • Reply Shikha @ Shikha la mode November 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    For a rustic recipe, your galette looks so beautiful! It’s better than most of the pies I make!

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  • Reply Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish November 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    There is nothing more appealing than the imperfection of a rustic galette. I am so warm and fuzzy inside just looking at what you made here. And the ginger syrup is a great touch!
    Love all you make, girl!

  • Reply Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry November 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I have just recently discovered galettes although only savory ones. In fact just made 2 onions ones for a dinner party for tonight. Love your version more than mine.

  • Reply Sara | belly rumbles November 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Stunning galette. Pear and gingers are really a wonderful flavour combo.

  • Reply Sarah @ SnixyKitchen November 13, 2014 at 4:31 am

    I have to admit, in all their ease, I think galettes are even more beautiful than perfect pies and tarts! And yours is no exception – the ginger and peach combination is making me drool!

  • Reply Nora @ Savory Nothings November 12, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Oh I love galettes! They are so good to throw together when short on time! Yours looks delicious – stunning pictures!

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ November 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Such an original and cute galette. I love that you added ginger syrup!

  • Reply the beer and food project November 12, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Peach and ginger – such a fine combination! We did a pairing at TBAFP of peach and ginger compote (and vanilla bean beignets) with Revolution Brewery’s Cross of Gold which is a Golden Ale. I bet your galette would pair really well with something similar!

  • Reply Dora November 11, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    This looks so delicious! The flavor combination sounds amazing!

  • Reply Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy November 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Mmm, love the peach! I can smell it already 🙂 Your galette looks perfect, btw!

  • Reply Adri November 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful creation – and I love the idea of the almond crumble. Brava!

  • Reply November 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Thalia, this looks beautiful! I totally agree with you on how satisfying it is to spend a ton of time on a labor intensive recipe but I also love the simple ones too.

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou November 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Now that is one awesome galette Thalia, absolutely gorgeous!

  • Reply Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven November 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    You really are the queen of all pastries, Thaila! Today’s galette kinda beats all in my mind though—I LOVE all things peach and ginger and almonds thrown in the mix sounds so so good! Pinning this beauty. 🙂

  • Reply Manali @ CookWithManali November 10, 2014 at 2:39 am

    looks so pretty! You always amaze me with your talent Thalia! Pinned!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen November 10, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I love the rustic nature of a galette! The flavors in your sound amazing!

  • Reply Kelly - Life Made Sweeter November 9, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Thalia, this galette is gorgeous! Love the pear and ginger combo and that almond crumble looks amazing. Even though it’s so busy, fall and the holidays are my favorite for baking too 🙂

  • Reply shelley @ Bacon Egg & Cheese{cake} November 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    gorgeous! love fruit galettes… peach and ginger nommmm 😀

  • Reply Sarah | Broma Bakery November 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Your recipes never cease to awe me! They’re all so classy and eye-catching. This galette seems like the perfect dessert for a dinner party. Pinning!

  • Reply Easyfoodsmith November 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Gorgeous pics Thalia…and the galette sounds fabulous

  • Reply Kathleen Siegle November 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    This is beautiful Thalia! I love how rustic it is 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea @ A Duck's Oven November 9, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I totally agree – galettes are the perfect dessert for those who don’t want to carefully shape a pie! This looks so incredible. I’ve been eating a lot of stone fruit lately and I love the mixture that you macerated the peaches in. Ginger + peaches = perfect. Delicious!

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef November 9, 2014 at 6:17 am

    If I could bake this well, I wouldn’t stop either 🙂

    • Reply thalia November 9, 2014 at 7:59 am

      You’re too kind Maureen x

  • Reply Crystal | Apples & Sparkle November 9, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Baking is a very satisfying art form! Galettes have such a rustic charm. : )

  • Reply Karishma November 9, 2014 at 2:25 am

    I have seen so many galettes recently, and I have been meaning to try making one myself, but this one honestly might be the most beautiful/delicious looking I’ve seen so far! I am definitely going to try it.

  • Reply Christina @ Bake with christina November 9, 2014 at 12:38 am

    This looks so beautiful! Would love to grab a slice, or two!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen November 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Thalia – this looks fabulous. I have never made a galetter before, but it’s so gorgeous looking, I think I need to make one for my holiday table! Pinned!

  • Reply Cakespy November 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Only you could make “rustic” look this gorgeous. Really, really lovely!

  • Reply Christina @Sweet Pea's Kitchen November 8, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I am loving that almond crumble! Galettes are one of my favorite desserts to make…the peach and ginger combo sounds fabulous! 🙂

  • Reply Analida November 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I love galettes too because of their free form, rustic look. This one in particular sounds amazing. I love peaches. I have made blueberry galette and apple galette before. I must try yours.

  • Reply Juliana Walters November 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    This galette is gorgeous! But, what isn’t here at butter and brioche? You have a beautiful space!

  • Reply Stacey@bake eat repeat November 8, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    This looks lovely. I love galettes, I think they’re so pretty!

  • Reply cheri November 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Thalia, I really enjoy the flavor of spelt, I bet this is as delicious as it looks!

  • Reply Marissa November 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I love a gallette, either sweet or savory and spelt is my very favorite whole grain flour. This is beautiful, Thalia!

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice November 8, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    This galette looks so gorgeous, Thalia! Definitely worth all that extra work! I love the peach and ginger combination, so perfect for this time of year! And that almond crumble looks mouthwatering. Love this!

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita November 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    This is one seriously beautiful galette! I love the pear and ginger together, and the almond crumble looks amazing. Pinned!

  • Reply Jen @ Baked by an Introvert November 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    This galette is fantastic, Thalia! The peaches, the ginger, the almonds, it’s an explosion of flavor!

  • Reply Chloe Crabtree November 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I love a galette, and this one sounds wonderful! If I can find some good peaches, this might be a nice dessert to surprise everyone with tomorrow!

  • Reply Cyndi @ My Kitchen Craze November 8, 2014 at 6:34 am

    This looks amazing! I am with you, I love the work you put into baking and then eating the finished product, but there are those days that you just want a dessert and you want it now. My biggest problem is waiting for the butter to softened and this recipe uses cold butter. Perfect! Pinned. 🙂

  • Reply Daniela November 8, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Looks and sounds amazing. Love the combination of flavors, it brought me in baking mood immediately.

  • Reply Oana@through oanas lens November 8, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Your galette looks amazing! So rustic and perfect! I love the filling combination, should be so tasty. Will give it a try next time I am making one. Pinned for later!

  • Reply Ashley | The Recipe Rebel November 8, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I have been SO busy baking lately too! I’m trying to get a ridiculously early start on Christmas…. cause I love Christmas. lol. This galette looks crazy good!

  • Reply Annie+@+ciaochowbambina November 8, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Thalia, I love your ability to convey ‘flavor’ through your writing…let alone your photography. It’s always an exquisite experience to visit your blog!

  • Reply Mira November 7, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    That’s why I love reading your blog Thalia- you share great and tasty recipes and I get a lot of inspiration here! This galette looks rustic, full of flavor, just perfect! Pinned!

  • Reply marcie November 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I love making galettes, too — they’re so rustic that you can take time off from making things look “perfect”. Galettes have that rustic beauty! The flavors in this galette sound so delicious, and I love the sound of that almond crumble!

  • Reply Manju November 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    oh! Thalia, you are killing me with this! peach and ginger and almond – I don’t think anything can beat that!

  • Reply ami@naivecookcooks November 7, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Love love this galette!! That almond crumble, fresh peaches!!Yumm.

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