Galettes


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Galettes

 

large cookies, usually rectangular. A bread substitute, galettes remain fresh for an extended period of time. They are made of wheat flour to which yeast, chemical leavening agents, salt, and sugar are added. There are two types of galettes, depending upon the amount of shortening added: plain (so-called dry cookie or cracker) and rich (containing 10 to 18 percent butter or margarine). Plain galettes retain their nutritive value for up to two years. They are widely used in the army and on expeditions, and tourist excursions. Rich galettes retain their nutritive value for up to six months. Galettes should have a flaky texture and be easy to steep and good to dunk in water.

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I gave it a swerve and went for Roquefort sauce, walnuts and green salad, all on a galette as thin as lace and brown as those Breton rocky outcrops.
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This was a popular place where working-class people spent Sunday afternoons and ate the galettes (sweet thin wafers) served there.
Unfortunately, we couldn't use the barbecue on our first night because of rain so we headed to the restaurant instead, where we had our first taste of galettes and cider.
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Bake galettes in a preheated 400-degree oven, switching pans between racks positioned in middle of oven and rotating them 180 degrees at midway point, until pastry is golden brown and apples are tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
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