This Gluten Free Vegan Peach and Blueberry Galette is such a simple, delicious, crunchy treat, totally guilt free 🙂
If you like pastry, this treat will be something you’ll love. The crust is so crunchy, buttery (although there’s no dairy inside). Rice and tapioca flour give it the crunchiness, and vanilla and coconut sugar give it such delicious and subtle flavour, perfectly paired with sweetness and tartness of fruits and spiciness of ginger and cinnamon.
I just love making galettes. Such little amount of work for such an lovely treat. I especially love stone fruit galettes. The first galette I ever made was a Plum galette, still one of my favs 🙂 And the first I ever even saw a galette (and learned that it was a “galette”) was on Instagram and instantly was intrigued to try making it myself. Never looked back (or made a classic pie since…like why bother, when this is so simple and perfect)
Are you a “I like making the super complicated cakes/treats with multiple layers/fillings/frostings…” kinda person or “the simpler the better, but also pretty and delicious” like me?
Here I used my Buckwheat Crust Galette but instead of buckwheat flour I used tapioca, tigernut and then also rice flour as per original recipe.
Here’s one important tip I cannot stress enough and it’s concerning the making of crust. Make sure that all the ingredients you use are cooled – and cold, especially butter and water. It’s best to use ice water. You can also chill the bowl with dry ingredients in the fridge, though it’s not necessary. Also, iIt’s best to work with the ingredients as quickly as possible when making the crust to avoid it warming up with your hands. All this is important for getting that crunchy melt in the mouth crust 🙂
For the fruit filling in this galette I went with combination of sweet peaches, plums and a little tarty blueberries. I added to them some tapioca flour so when the fruits release the fluid during baking it forms a nice thick sauce (or you can use aru powder or just any flour) and lots of spices. I sweetened them with coconut sugar and some maple syrup. But there are endless combinations you can go for. All the berries, pears, apples, peaches…just let your imagination go 🙂
Maybe you’ll wonder why I’m adding salt to fruits. I always do, in all cakes or sweet treats with fruits. Why? Because salt enhances the sweetness of food that contains natural sugars, in this case fruits.
This galette is:
– gluten free
– refined sugar free
– whole real food
– so simple and delicious
Ok, I think I’ve told you all the important stuff so we can proceede to the actual recipe.
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Yields: 6 generous slices
1/2cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/3 cup tigernut (or use more flour if you want to omit tigernut)
1/2 tsp xantan gum
1/3 tsp salt
1,5 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 cup vegan butter
4-5 tbsp ice cold water
1 cup peaches
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup plums
2 tbsp tapioca flour
Cinnamon, vanilla, ginger
a small pinch of salt (salt enhances sweetness of the fruits)
1. Sift flours and all other dry ingredients into a bowl
2. Add chilled vegan butter crumbling it between fingers until the mixture is crumbly and slightly moist
3. Then add ice cold water tbsp by tbsp and work the mixture carefully and lightly until it forms a dough
4. Chill in a freezer 10-15 mins.
5. In mean time prepare the fruits: slice it and add the spices and flour. Mix with hands until evenly coated.
6. Roll the dough with rolling pin between two pieces of parchment paper dusted with a little bit of flour
7. Place fruits on it and fold the pastry over. Do it very carefully. Don’t worry if it breaks. It’s supposed to be a bit messy. (If you want, you can spread some bluebery jam on the pastry before you add fruits)
8. Sprinkle the done galette with more coconut sugar
9. Bake in the oven warmed at 190 degrees Celsius, 30-33 minutes until nice and golden. Use fan assisted mode or a steam mode like I did in my Electrolux oven
10. If using fan assisted mode, first bake it for 15 minutes on a regular mode and then turn on fan assisted mode for another 20 minutes, for more crunch and colour
11. Sift some icing sugar on top
There you go! Guys, it’s so easy! If you make it let me know. I’d love to know how you liked it 🙂