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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Breton pancakes ou French galettes bretonnes

In the north of France, « galette » means « crêpes”, those delicious pancakes that are included in the French gastronomy specialties. However, their naming can vary according to the locality. The story of the Breton pancake is very close of that of wheat, especially buckwheat that is its main ingredient.

Story of the Breton pancake


The story of the Breton pancake began in the 12th century when the European crusaders find the buckwheat in Asia. They so try to bring some plants to grow in Europe but this variety could barely bear the European temperate climate. The climate of Bretagne, milder, and the acid soil were however adapted to it. By the beginning of the 16th century, Anne de Bretagne, convinced by the buckwheat qualities encouraged the growing of what she called “the 100 days plant”. The buckwheat pancake became then one of the locality culinary specialties. But when you hear talking about Breton pancakes, it is generally the Haute-Bretagne area that it is told about. This region is the territory of the soft and thick buckwheat pancake.

Delices and Gourmandises: What is the Breton pancake made with?

The Breton pancake is made with buckwheat flour, salt, eggs, water and butter. It can be eaten with or without salted or sweet accompaniment. The best way to taste it is salted butter, white ham, grinded cheese and fried egg. Some cooks propose béchamel sauce, minced meat, mushrooms, etc. with the galette. However, as many dishes, the Breton pancake has many variety according to the region. In Haute-Bretagne, the galette is made with this formal recipe. In Basse-Bretagne, they use to make the pancake thinner with another variety of buckwheat. In the whole area, haute-Bretagne and Basse-Bretagne, the pancake made of fine wheat flour is used as bread for sandwich. If you want to taste authentic Breton pancakes, order some from the  Delices and Gourmandises website. They are proposed within a wide range of French and international variety of cakes and sweety pastries.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fan of sweets, André responds to an interview with Delices and Gourmandises.

Delices and Gourmandises: André, you are a regular customer of Delices and Gourmandises. How do you find the pastries it proposes?

André: Delices and Gourmandises? This is one of the best pastry stores in my neighborhood. It is not for nothing that I visit it! Its pastry are talented and definitely do not lack imagination. Just try its orangettes, Breton biscuits or cheesecake and see for yourself!

DG: Are you satisfied with Delices and Gourmandises’ services?

André: Of course yes! Quick service, helpful and friendly staff and delicious cakes make Delices and Gourmandises famous. Personally, I am seduced by the warm welcome that the manager gives me every time I walk into the shop. Also, the pastries never disappointed me.
Expert of online sales of sweets of all kinds, Delices and Gourmandises is available to everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whenever you may be. It offers you the pleasure to enjoy authentic, delicious and stylish products without having to leave your quiet home. Top quality at any time is the Delices and Gourmandises’s commitment.

DG: Tell André, what is your favorite pastry?

André: You should probably talk about my favorite pastries rather than my only favorite, because there’s not only one. I do like small fruitcakes and I am also very fond of apple fondant. They’re real delights for the palate and perfectly accompany tea or coffee for a gourmet breakfast or snack time with friends. Also, let’s not forget Delices and Gourmandises’s little biscuits! Soaked in hot milk, coffee, or chocolate, they always remind me of the good old times while tasting my grandma’s recipes.

DG: A few words to end our interview?

André: Long live Delices and Gourmandises ‘ s exquisite cakes and talented pastry chefs! If you do not already this onfectioner yet, take the time to visit its shop. t will be worth your while!