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Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

Do what you want to do, enjoy what you do and use it to touch those around you.

Sep 5, 2013

Rustic Peach Tart

It's Peach time again and I have a bumper crop available to me - picking, CSA, received from others.  What to do?  Make a tart.

To make the dough:

1 cup cake flour
1/4 cup wheat flour
2 tsp sugar
7 Tbl butter, cubed
3 Tbl Ice Water

Put first three ingredients in a food processor, pulse until blended.  Add butter and pulse until pebble texture.  Add the ice water, 1 Tbl at a time, until the mixture just comes together, but does NOT form a ball.  put plastic wrap on your counter, dust with flour and place ball toward one end.  shape into a disk, wrap in plastic (adding flour as necessary to make sure it doesn't stick).  Place in refrigerator.

While in refrigerator, prepare your filling.  You'll need:

3 Tbl sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
5 cups peeled and sliced peaches
1 Tbl Lime Juice
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients except the egg.  Remove dough from refrigerator, transfer to a piece of parchment paper and let stand for 5 minutes.  Roll into a circle about 14 inches in diameter. 

Pile the fruit in the middle.

Fold the edges of the dough up so it overlaps at least 1.5 inches, you should have a fold in your dough about every two inches. 

Brush the dough with the egg and sprinkle liberally with sugar.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the crust is golden brown.  Transfer to a wire rack, on the parchment, to cool.

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