Origin of Crêpes and Galettes
Perhaps between crêpes and galettes, the more famous of the two would be crêpes. The former casts a shadow over the latter because it is a term more used to describe thin, flat pancakes and because galette has been overlooked in many parts around the world. Although both are prepared on a hot, flat skillet, there is a distinct difference between the two.
In French cuisine, galettes are referred to as any type of flat round cake while a crêpe is a pancake. One is savoury and the other sweet. Both originated from Brittany in France – the galette was first introduced in Haute-Bretagne (Upper Brittany) while the crêpe was introduced in Basse-Bretagne (Lower Brittany).
At HEOL, both regions of Brittany come together. Our galette is better known as the Breton galette – a version which is made with buckwheat flour and topped or filled with savoury ingredients while our crêpes made from wheat flour are thin, fluffy and sweet filled with the most delicious ingredients to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Every meal at HEOL completes the Brittany experience – a time-tested formula of having savoury buckwheat galettes for your main dish followed by wheat-flour crêpes for a sweet finish.