My very favorite late summer sweet pairing for our backyard barbecues is the galette – a rustic, free-form and open-face style of traditional French pastry. With a bushel of seasonal produce sourced from the local farmers market, these rustic pies are elementary in preparation, yet brilliant in presentation. Touched by livefire and the essence of smoke, the caramelized fresh fruit and maple filling is both sweet and tangy, pairing perfectly with a buttery, flaky crust dressed in coarse sugar and shaved salted almonds. Served alongside two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and the best of family and friends, a warm stone fruit galette is perfect final course to this weekend’s outdoor menu.
-Cheers and long live the long weekend, David