I wish you could have been there.
The evening air was so light, and the deer came out of the woods to start munching on our neighbor's garden. Then, we saw the hummingbird.
It was peacefully sipping at bee balm, a raucously red flower that looks like a firework. Then, it approached us. Slowly, it buzzed closer and closer until we could see into its eyes, hear its chirp, hear its wings.
It stayed there for a full minute, and we didn't move, scared to chase it away but also fearful that we might miss the message it was trying to tell us: beware? be joyful?When it finally flew away, we felt changed.
How sad it would have been, to have to return to real, hard-edged life after that moment out of Pan's Labyrinth. How disappointingly ordinary it would feel. Fortunately, we did not have to step out of the magical world just yet. We had the galette:
So easy. So tasty. So dripping with juices and full of peaches and custard and all seated atop a light-as-air whole wheat pastry flour crust. Oy, joy. The hummingbird- I am sure now that he wanted us to be joyful!
The recipe came from Dorrie Greenspan's book, Baking, from My Home to Yours. Here is Dorrie's trick: on the bottom of the galette, put some jam and graham cracker crumbs.
I also mixed in some grated ginger, because, well, yum! Then, in go the peaches:
Ooh la la! Bake it, add a bit of quick custard on top, and MAGIC.
Thanks to Molly and Jodi for sharing this special enchanted evening with me!
Also, for those of you who are interested in whole wheat pastry flour, I use it because it has a great flavor and is healthy. Also, I think it tastes flakier, especially for leftovers. Here's one brand and here is the link to buy it: (King Arthur Flour is all sold out right now!)
Buy Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
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