Crêpes and Galettes
Sweet or savory ?
Les Galettes de blé noir
The story : The buckweat, also called Saracen or black wheat (it’s actually not a wheat at all, it’s a bush-type plant with white or pink flowers & black fruits !) was imported in France during the XIIth century by the Croisés from Népal & Asia. The peasants cultivated it across the whole countryside in France and ate it in a kind of pulp. Buckwheat began as a dish for the poor ; although after a time (XVth Century), the culture of preparing the buckwheat had spread and was centered in Brittany (N-W of France). The popularity of galettes began with a legend and historic Duchess of Brittany, Anne de Bretagne. Surprised by a violent storm in Brittany, she took refuge with a poor logger. The logger's daughter worked hard with these basic ingredients to serve a meal worthy of the Duchess who was so charmed that she bade one of her pages to marry the young girl ! Once married to the page, the young girl became countess of Kergalen ! Following this episode, Anne de Bretagne inclined the culture of buckwheat and the galettes became popular throughout France.
French citizens will often enjoy a galette with a “bolée” of CIDER.
OUR GALETTE BATTER IS FULLY ORGANIC, MADE FRESH AND FULL OF HIGHEST INGREDIENTS
In France, one eats crêpes especially the winter at the corner of the chimney and particularly for the Chandeleur (Christian festival), here it’s known as Groundhog Day !
Superstition and legend : A crepe turned over while holding a gold coin (or money) in the hand is supposed to ensure the wealth of all the household during one year….
OUR SWEET BATTER IS MADE FRESH AND IS FULL OF HIGH-QUALITY NATURAL INGREDIENTS : SALTED BUTTER, ORGANIC EGGS-MILK-FLOUR