Ever heard of a crostata? How about a galette? You’ve probably eaten a few of these before, and really liked them. They’re simple and easy to make.
According to ‘thekitchn.com’, a galette and crostata are one and the same. A galette is French, and the crostata is Italian.
Both mean an open pie. Which is perfect for me, since I tend to bake more crude and rustic creations, rather than precise, neat and delicate looking dishes!
I was looking for a pie recipe that included figs. They’re great cut up in salads or usually just as they are. I’ve never baked with them, and thought that I’d give it a try. Whilst searching for a fruit pie recipe online, I found Nicole’s site – glutenfreeonashoestring.com
Wow! Is this woman talented, and humorous! Her recipes all look so delicious! I wanted to try them all, immediately! However, I was looking for something to do with figs, and although Nicole baked a crostata using peaches, I loved the look of it, and decided to try it out. It looked ‘easy as pie’, even for someone like me!
I did have to adapt Nicole’s recipe, but I still think that mine came out really well. I’ll have to try her peach crostata recipe next summer (why didn’t I see this one when I had a huge bowl full of peaches in August!?)