Differences between “Palet Breton” & “Galette Bretonne”

27 Jul

Might be a stupid post, but actually i have always wondered what was the differences between these two delicacies from Brittany (West part of France).

Galette bretonne and Palet breton are both made with the same ingredients: egg yolks, sugar, flour, salted butter (or salt and butter) and yeast. After you usually add vanilla, but as any biscuit you can have different flavors like lemon, chocolate…

There are actually 3 main differences between the two in how you prepare them.
– First, the “Palet” is 1.5 cm thick while the “Galette” is thiner.
– Secondly, you use butter in the mold when you prepare the Galette, while you don’t for the Palet, which gives it this sandy aspect.
– Thirdly, you add egg yolk on the top of the Galette to make it brown in the oven.

Now, I’ve tried one from ChocoArt. This one was with a lemon flavor, but i was quite disappointed because the lemon overtook the salted flavor that is so special about these delicacies. This was more like a lemon biscuit.

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