Definition of galette in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlɛt


1A flat round cake of pastry or bread.
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  • 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.
1.1A savoury pancake made from potatoes or buckwheat.
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  • 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.


French, from Old French galet 'pebble'.

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