If you follow me on Instagram, your mouths have likely been watering lately as I’ve been trying out a lot of new dessert recipes. I’ve been making desserts with seasonal fruits and vegetables including zucchini, blueberries, strawberries and peaches.
A few of the biggest hits were Peach Crisp, Peach Galette, Berry Crisp and Bery Galette. I will be honest with you, up until a few weeks ago when my blogging buddy Personally Andrea shared her recipe for Strawberry Galette, I had never heard of it either. She convinced me to give it a try as I had shared the fact that I have NEVER made a pie, or at least not all by myself before. Making Galette is like making cheater pie, so if making pie intimidates you like it does me, then a Galette is the perfect way to start.
Later this week, I will be sharing my recipes for Peach or Berry Crisp and Peach or Berry Galette and I cannot wait to hear your thoughts once you make them in your home!
Anyhow, I digress, because before I share instructions for how to make crisps and Galettes, I need to share with you the instructions for how to skin peaches!
Step 1: Wash your peaches – while some people may choose to skip this step, I cannot soak my peaches in water and proceed to cut them knowing that they really are quite dirty! Some people believe that cutting a cross at the bottom of the peach prior to Step 2 makes for easier peeling, I personally don’t find that it makes that much of a difference.
Step 2: Submerge peaches into boiling water for approximately 1 minute or until they start to turn colour slightly.
Step 3: Using a slotted spoon, take peaches out of boiling water and submerge them into ice water until they are cool enough to touch.
Apparently, I need to go back to Kindergarten, because I clearly cannot count. The 1-2-3 step process prepares your peaches for peeling. Of course, there is one final step, but this is the easiest step of all, I promise!
Simply use your fingers or a paring knife if you prefer and literally peel the skin off of the peaches. After this step, I cut the peaches into a bowl and prepare them for the next step in whatever dessert I am planning to create.