Monday, October 17, 2022

State-by-State Baking :: Delaware Peach Galette

These two have been having a lot of fun in the kitchen this school year. They have made some fun things to go along with science and they also asked if they could bake their way through the states since everyone is studying American History this year at all the various levels including elementary, middle school, high school and even a dual-enrollment college course! I love it when that happens. 

Like their older sisters back in 2011, they too decided to choose a peach recipe for Delaware! Instead of Peach Cobbler they opted for Peach Galette! It turned out amazing. 

Delaware Notebooking Pages
by Rose (L) and Bud (R)

"The Spanish brought the peach to the New World,
a very bountiful fruit tree. 
The blooms became our state flower, 
so Peach blossom is our P."

Delaware Peach Galette
(we used this Easy Peach Galette recipe

  • All-purpose flour, for dusting 
  • 2 refrigerated pie doughs (from one 14-oz box)
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 6 medium peaches, pitted and sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. coarse sugar (like turbinado)
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)


On a lightly floured surface, unroll the two pie doughs. Overlap the dough by 3 inches to make a long, rectangular shape. Using a rolling pin, roll back and forth over just the center of the dough to bind them together, close the gaps between the two circles, and make it an even thickness.

Transfer to a large, parchment-lined baking sheet.
Preheat the oven to 425˚.

Combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch in a large bowl. 
Add the peach slices and lemon juice and toss gently to coat.

Arrange the peaches in a single layer on the pie dough, overlapping slightly, leaving a 1 ½-inch border. Fold the edges of the dough over the outer edge of the peaches, crimping every 3- to 4-inches, to keep the crust flat against the fruit. 

Brush the edges of the dough all over with heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Drizzle ¼ cup of the liquid left in the mixing bowl over the peaches.

Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 375˚ and bake for another 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. 

Cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then slide the galette, on the parchment paper, to a cooling rack. Let cool at least 30 minutes before slicing. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, if you like. 

Resources we used for this State Study:

F is for First State: A Delaware Alphabet
F is for First State Teacher's Guide (pdf)
Delaware Notebooking Page from United States Maps

Additional Resources: 

United States Puzzle (older version of this one
Handwriting 5 for Young Catholics (contains basic facts for each state and more)


  1. Thank you for the recipe. Great job. cooks

    1. You're welcome! Hope you get an opportunity to try it!

  2. The children did a first rate job. It looks delicious.

  3. The Delaware peace looks delicious. Great job.

  4. Hello from Delaware!!! Love your posts

    1. Hello! We wondered if anyone from Delaware would see the post. :)
      Thank you!

  5. Hi there. Thank you so much for all your helpful homeschooling posts. May I ask where you get all your ideas from? It doesn’t seem like you follow a particular curriculum- do you decide on your own resources? And how do you find them? Thank you so much! (fellow homeschooler over here..)

    1. Hello! I started responding earlier and lost my whole long comment due to an internet glitch (we don't have great wifi where we live). It probably could have been a whole post, but the quick answer is I don't follow a curriculum and decide on my own resources.

      I used Seton's curriculum for K with our oldest (following Little Saints for preschool with him) and that was the last year I've ever tried following a specific curriculum in full. He had auditory processing challenges which led me to trying many programs trying to find the right fit. I would probably say that TAN Academy's brand new curriculum is probably the closest to what we have been using - at least their Math/Grammar/English/History and some of the Science/Religion. I love IEW for all Language Arts. I use Math Mammoth for K-3 Math now, followed by Saxon (which I don't love, but it works better than the others have for us), and I've drawn from Connecting with History literature guides to add to Catholic Textbook Project and Story of Civilization texts for History. Ultimately I tend to tailor whatever I'm using to our family and try to add on fun extras!

      Over the years I have shared many of my plans and you can find those posts listed here:

      The State-by-State Study started with a Scrapbook project for the boys:

      ...and turned into a notebooking and baking project for the girls:

      I originally discovered the Discover America State by State Book Series from a post shared by Elizabeth Foss on something her children were doing... and she inspired us to incorporate the Alphabet Path too!

      I love Classical and Charlotte Mason styles of teaching and pick and choose things from both. I guess I'm just very eclectic... and random! ;)

  6. Oy! Sorry about losing all your response; bummer when that sort of thing happens. Thank you though. There is so much out there, it's hard to know what will work best. We have tried Seton and MODG, and both have pros, but also cons.. Each child is so unique, I would like to be able to tailor what we do but it is so hard to figure out. For example, my middle schooler is fascinated with biology, but the curriculum we have pushes a lot of chemistry each year. Do you know if there is a general template out there of what each grade level needs? How do you figure out which sciences and histories they need at the different grade levels when you are deciding on the curriculum yourself? (Particularly when you know they will be attending college.) Or do you just wing that? (Really grateful for your responses, as you obviously have a lot of experience here.) Pax!

  7. And I will look through those links, thank you so much :)


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