Peach Pecan Galette
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Eating dessert for breakfast is a secret pleasure of many pastry chefs. I was introduced to the idea when I started my morning shifts at the eponymous Cafe Annie many years ago. We had a peach cobbler on the menu, and while a perfectly crafted round portion was cut, scooped and served to customers, we feasted on the delicious leftovers in the back. One of my best memories of working there is starting my morning relishing those warm crisp cobbler bits and pieces with a cup of coffee.
Maybe because it was not part of our childhood routine, I don’t crave sweets after most meals. Mornings are a different matter, but now I want those indulgences to be minimal in sugar and refined white flour yet big in flavor.
Here is a peach galette with just a hint of sugar, lots of pecans and a kick of chili powder to wake up your taste buds. Enjoy a piece with your morning coffee or chai, share a piece or two with your neighbor and maybe take some time reflecting on the lessons learned in the past year.