[Sponsored] Unlike American-style pancakes (yawn), these wafer-thin European pancakes from Britanny, France, are not your typical brunch or all-day dining option. Here’s why they’ll rock your tastebuds:
1. Crêpes = dessert…right? Not exactly. Crêpes are actually a popular French street food and even have a savory counterpart, also known as galettes.
2. Buckwheat flour, which is what galettes are made of, are a gluten-free subsitute for those who are allergic to wheat or other types of grains.
3. Here’s more to love about buckwheat: it’s a whole grain flour rich in protein and brimming with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins B2 and B3, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper.
4. The most amazing crêpes are made with premium Jean-Yves Bordier butter from Britanny. It’s the only type of butter that’s hand-kneaded (not churned), and is world-famous for its rich and creamy taste.
5. Galettes are versatile. Fill them with epicurean toppings like chorizo, French Comté cheese, artisanal ham or smoked salmon, and they make a satisfying snack anytime.
6. In Brittany, crêpes and galettes are typically served with cider. You could even opt for a refreshing spritzer. Who can say no to daytime drinking?
7. There’s more to crêpe toppings than banana and nutella. Gussied-up versions with hazelnut sauce, peaches, Chantilly cream and strawberries are popular choices too.
8. Galettes are the ideal brunch food, consumed with cheese, a slice of ham and an egg.
9. Crêpes have history. The Crêpe Suzette, invented in 1895 by celebrated French chef, Henri Charpentier, was thought to be the be-all and end-all of gastronomic desserts. Caramelized sugar, Grand Marnier liquor, tangerine juice…there’s even a modern Yuzu spin-off now.
10. And most importantly, they look great on Instagram.
The Daily Roundup is a new cafe specializing in crêpes and galettes at The Working Capitol.
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