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The art of making Breton galettes at home: techniques and secrets for cooking them

Talking about Breton galettes is talking about an authentic delight of French gastronomy. Galettes are savory crepes made with buckwheat flour, a flour with a characteristic flavor and a crispy texture. Originating from the region of Brittany, these galettes have become a popular dish worldwide.

In this comprehensive guide, we will teach you how to prepare the best Breton galettes at home, from selecting the ingredients to step-by-step preparation..


Ingredients and preliminary tips for cooking the galettes

To make the galette batter for four people, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 250 grams of buckwheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 500 ml of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Butter for greasing the pan


For filling the galettes, choose your preferred ingredients. For example, grated cheese, sweet ham, fried eggs, sautéed vegetables, mushrooms, or seafood, according to your preferences.

It is important to select quality ingredients to achieve an authentic flavor. Make sure to look for pure buckwheat flour, without mixing it with other types of flour.

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Steps to prepare galettes

Step 1: In a bowl, mix the buckwheat flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the eggs. Beat the eggs lightly with a fork and begin to mix them with the buckwheat flour.

Step 2: Gradually add water to the mixture, stirring constantly. Continue mixing until you obtain a smooth and homogeneous batter. Let the batter rest for at least 1 hour.

Step 3: Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat with a little butter to prevent the galettes from sticking.

Step 4: Take a large spoonful of batter and place it in the pan. Spread the batter so that it covers the entire base of the pan in a thin and uniform layer. Gently move the pan to ensure the batter spreads well.

Step 5: Allow the galette to cook for about 2-3 minutes until the sides start to lightly brown. Using a spatula, flip the galette to cook the other side. If desired, you can add the ingredients at this point, especially cheese to melt slightly. Wait another 2-3 minutes until it is well cooked and crispy.

Step 6: Remove the galette from the pan and place it on a plate. Repeat the process with the remaining batter until finished.

Step 7: Once the galettes are done, if you haven't done so during preparation, you can fill them with the desired ingredients. Fold the galette in half or fold the sides towards the center to form a packet.

Finally, it's time to enjoy them, bon appétit!


Gastronomic experience of Breton cuisine

With this guide, you have everything you need to prepare the best Breton galettes at home. Remember to follow the steps carefully and adjust the ingredients according to your preferences. And if you want to experiment with fillings, don't be afraid to try new combinations and add your personal touch to this traditional dish.

If you want to enjoy the authentic experience of Breton galettes, we invite you to visit La Vedette, where we have been making galettes following the Breton tradition for over 15 years. We offer a wide range of Breton galette options to suit every taste, which you can enjoy alongside other dishes from our menu and a selection of pairings and ciders.

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