What are crepes called in Brittany?

What are crêpes called in Brittany?

In Breton language, the crêpe is called “krampouezenn” (plural, “krampouezh”). In French, the word crêpe comes from the Latin ‘crispus’, meaning curly. When it’s well measured out onto a hot plate, a ladleful of batter takes this curly form in just a few seconds.

What is the difference between crepe and galette?

Normally in France the crêpes are the sweet pancakes, filled with the likes of Nutella, sugar or ice cream, eaten as a dessert and the savoury pancakes, filled with cheese and ham and pretty much anything, are called galettes. They are normally eaten as a meal.

Did crêpes originate in Brittany?

The history of crepes dates back to 13th century Brittany, France. It seems a housewife there accidentally dribbled some thin porridge onto a hot, flat cooktop. Since people back then weren’t inclined to waste even their smallest cooking mistakes, she ate it. The rest, as they say, is history.

What is a Savoury crepe called?

Savoury crepes (called “galettes in French) are made solely of water, salt and buckwheat flour. This variety of batter is gluten-free. Galettes are generally filled with salty ingredients, although salted butter caramel can also be used.

What alcohol goes best with pancakes?

Ideas for wines to drink with Pancakes:

Pancake type Wine style
Sugar & Lemon Moscato d’Asti, Prosecco
Cheese and ham Gavi di Gavi, Muscadet or Pinot Blanc
Chocolate Recioto Valpolicella, Banyuls, or try Barolo Chinato
Rhubarb and cream Loire Chenin Blanc, Off-dry Riesling – Or perhaps Normandy cider

Who is the best crêpe maker in Brittany?

In 2018, the annual award for the best crêpe maker in Brittany went to Christophe Beuriot, a Norman who has lived in Faou, between Quimper and Brest in Finistère, for the past 15 years. To sample his pancakes, head to the Frégate, his famous crêperie… and don’t forget to book.

How to make crêpes?

Crêpes are made by pouring a thin liquid batter onto a hot frying flat pan, previously greased with butter or oil. The batter is spread evenly over the cooking surface of the pan by tilting the pan.

What is a Breton crêpe?

The crêpe is THE Breton speciality: a small, sweet or savoury gourmet treat to enjoy on the go or at one of the region’s many crêperies. From traditions to recipes, here we tell you everything about this treasure of Breton gastronomy.

What is the difference between galettes and crêpes?

In many restaurants throughout Brittany these buckwheat and wheat delights are unduly called “Crêpes”. Actually Galettes originate from Haute-Bretagne (Upper Brittany), or Gallo country, and Crêpes from Basse-Bretagne (Lower Brittany).