sweet easy summer pie
I have been reading about galettes online for months. A simple pie, made from fruit arranged on rolled out pastry, which is then folded up to form the sides of the crust. Being a complete pastry-phobe and therefore cheating and buying a pack, makes this potentially the easiest thing I have ever made on this blog.
It’s a brilliant way to use up slightly past their prime fruits you may have lurking in your fridge, and the baking time is the perfect window to phone your friends, fill your picnic basket, and dig out that long forgotten frisby.
Stone and slice the fruit – I just halved the cherries.
Roll the pastry on a floured work surface until about 3mm (the approximate thickness of a pound coin) then lay. on a baing sheet
Arrange the fruit in the centre of the pastry and sprinkle with sugar.
Fold over the edges to create the sides of the crust.
Glaze the pastry with the egg, and place in the centre of the oven.
Bake for 40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the pastry is golden brown.
Slice and serve hot or cold.