Definition of galette in English:



  • 1A flat round cake of pastry or bread.

    ‘Dessert was Suncrest peach galette with mulberry ice cream.’
    • ‘Judi was more adventurous, with her substantial goat's cheese and asparagus galette benefiting from the addition of a sweet-pepper purée.’
    • ‘As a cake, a galette is made of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs in infinite variations, or simply of puff pastry.’
    • ‘Do not place in the lowest slot or the bottom of the galette will burn before the topping is done.’
    • ‘Do not remove the galette from the oven too soon; it should be very well cooked, from 65 to 75 minutes at 400 degrees.’
    • ‘The person who finds the fève in their slice of galette becomes the King or Queen for the night, chooses a consort and is given a paper crown.’
    • ‘But more recently, the favor in the finest galettes has been made of fine china, decorated with flowers, texts or other themes.’
    • ‘The name Breizoz reflects the Celtic origin of the galette and crêpe, as well as the modern setting for this crêperie.’
    • ‘Dust the edges of galette with powdered sugar if desired.’
    • ‘I made an apple galette today and it finally tasted as good as they taste in France.’
    • ‘It seems like a lot of work, but thing of all the wonderful pies, tarts, and galettes you'll get to try along the way!’
    • ‘Few things are as sweet as our belle, Brooke Parkhurst, unless of course, you've tasted her fruit galettes.’
    • ‘Moist tangerine-olive-oil cake is her mother's winning recipe; a rustic galette is short on sugar, big on natural fruit flavor.’
    1. 1.1A savory pancake made from potatoes or buckwheat.
      ‘The buckwheat pancakes and galettes of Brittany, and the blinis of E. Europe, can also be regarded as forms of griddle bread.’
      • ‘Because it was very nutritious and cheap, it used to be widely consumed, and people would drink it as a snack, or to accompany a meal of potatoes or buckwheat galettes.’
      • ‘Unmold and serve the galettes warm, as a side to game or roasted meat, or as the centerpiece of a salad.’
      • ‘Buckwheat (sarrasin in French) has always occupied a very special place in the ‘cereal’ section of my heart - no doubt because of the fabulous galettes de sarrasin (savory crêpes) we used to eat in Brittany.’
      • ‘Tastes diverged with the Loughnanes' honey coated black pudding with a potato and Parmesan galette for €5.’
      • ‘This wine was a perfect choice for the main course, a combination of capon and lamb loin, topped on pumpkin and potato galette, accompanied with a red port wine reduction.’
      • ‘Similarly, cheese can be used in myriad ways, from a simple quiche to a puff-pasty galette with herbs and goat's cheese, or a roast vegetable and pecorino pizza.’
      • ‘Only when the venison and its wild mushroom galette and red wine sauce had disappeared did the banter resume.’
      • ‘We taste a wide range of our kitchen-tested dishes with wines from all around the West to bring you exciting, seasonal pairings - and then we give you the recipes, like the smoked salmon galette and roast chicken with mushrooms here.’
      • ‘She brought us over a bag of blé noir and I tried to make some galettes for Shrove Tuesday.’
      • ‘When made from buckwheat flour it is called a galette, and may feature eggs, ham, mushrooms, bacon, etc.’
      • ‘I have cooked the galettes in a small black iron pan but you could also use a non-stick pan.’
      • ‘If you are making ham and cheese galettes, drop the filling on the batter and fold in two.’
      • ‘The latter are made from wheat flour, milk and eggs while galettes are simply buckwheat flour with a little salt and water.’
      • ‘Cover the skillet and cook the potatoes over low heat until the bottom of the galette is crisp and the potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.’
      • ‘Slide the galettes off the pan and onto a serving plate.’
      • ‘Plain crêpes & galettes from Brittany are suitable for dessert or main dish.’



/ɡəˈlet/ /ɡəˈlɛt/


French, from Old French galet ‘pebble’.