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Late Summer Plum Galette

The allotment gave a bounty of beautiful plums on my last visit and you will also see in the greengrocers and supermarkets big punnets of the deep red and purple fruits. I wanted to make the most of them whilst they are in season and also wanted to make something that the kids can help with whilst they are on school holidays - which has been the theme of this blog this month.

Please don’t be put off making your own shortcrust pastry; it is simply a matter of whizzing all the ingredients in a food processor and an hour's chill time - that’s it! It tastes sooooo much nicer than you can buy in the shops.

Seasonal Plums - Sky Meadow Bakery blog

I had a dozen small plums and so made a small galette. If you manage to find lots, then double the recipe quantities below.

Plum Galette - Sky Meadow Bakery blog

Late Summer Plum Galette

250g plain flour

50g icing sugar

125g unsalted butter, cold and cubed (plus additional 15g cold and cubed)

1 large free ranged egg

1 tbsp milk

12 small plums, stoned and cut into halves

3 tbsp ground almonds

3 tbsp golden caster sugar

  • Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment

  • In a food processor add plain flour, icing sugar and 125g unsalted butter. Whizz together until you have a fine breadcrumb texture. Then, add the egg and milk and whizz again until the mixture comes together into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and leave in the fridge to chill for 30mins - 1 hour.

  • Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface into a rough circle.

  • Sprinkle the ground almonds followed by 2 tablespoons of the golden caster sugar in the centre, leaving a 1 inch gap of pastry around the edge. Lay the plum halves, cut side up, over the top of the ground almonds and sugar and then sprinkle with the final 1 tablespoon of sugar and dot about the remaining 15g of cubed butter.

  • Fold the edges of the pastry up and over the fruit, so that it makes a border of about an inch (this will leave some of the plums exposed)

  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the fruit is soft and bubbling and the pastry is lightly golden.

Plum Galette - Sky Meadow Bakery blog

I will be sharing one more of the kid's summer recipe series next week, just before they head back to school. I would love to see any of the recipes you have tried out this month, so don't forget to tag me on social media with #skymeadowbakeryblog

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