So, there I was, wide awake, coffee'd and stretched at 6:30 in the morning. And since I had a house full of ingredients and nothing much to do, it seemed like a perfect time to bake -- especially since it was still early and relatively cool outside.
I know I just made a blueberry galette a few weeks ago, but beyond the crust, the flavor and texture of this apricot-peach one was very different. I didn't follow a recipe at all, just throwing together what I had in the house that sounded like a good combination. I used 6 farmers market apricots and 2 very small farmers market peaches, along with some fresh basil for a bit of bite. The flavors complimented nicely with the crust -- this time made with whole wheat flour and cornmeal for a nutty, earthy flavor with just a hint of sweetness.
I don't usually make breakfast pastries because JiT doesn't like sweets in the morning, but the fruity apricots and mellow pastry were perfect -- made even better topped with fluffy basil whipped cream and served with a hot cup of coffee. It made for a perfect Sunday morning -- followed directly by a Sunday afternoon cat nap.