I have recently come upon a most gorgeous blog - Helen's blog called Tartelette.  Have you seen it?  Her photography is amazingly beautiful.  And her recipes look scrumptious.  I was intrigued by her recent post on Peach and Blueberry Galettes.  In the recipe, Helen poached her peaches in Jasmine tea.  How good does that sound?  Well, I am not an experienced pastry chef, and soon realized my Galettes were falling apart, so I decided to create one very rustic pie.  Please forgive the photo -  this is definitely a rustic pie!

Helen also made up a Lemon Thyme Sugar to add on top of each Galette.  I poached my peaches in a lovely Black Current Tea, and used lemon zest for the sugar.  Divine.  I was amazed at how lovely the tea infused into the peaches.  Delicate, but very much there in flavor.  And despite the trouble I had rolling this pastry, it was delicious.  It seems the only pie crust I have had success with is Bette Hagman's Dream Pastry, so next time I will use her recipe in recreating Galettes.  So thank you Helen for the inspiration on such a lovely desert....check out Tartelette, you won't be disappointed.

Ina Gawne
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August 16, 2010