ga·​lette | \ gə-ˈlet How to pronounce galette (audio) \

Definition of galette

1 : a flat round cake of pastry often topped with fruit
2 : a food prepared and served in the shape of a flat round cake a galette of potatoes

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Examples of galette in a Sentence

a golden-brown galette of lightly buttered and sautéed potato slices
Recent Examples on the Web The menu ranges from the expected — burgers, sandwiches and salads — to house specialties like their savory take on the galette – a crispy flatbread topped with cheese, olives, bacon and onions – and a homemade butter rum cake. azcentral, "5 restaurants near San Francisco Giants spring training games at Scottsdale Stadium," 19 Feb. 2020 Similarly, galettes also can be made days ahead with a variety of fillings. Eric Velasco, al, "2 Valentine’s Day dessert recipes to make at home," 13 Feb. 2020 Slide the baking pan with the galette on top of the hot pan in the oven. Diane J. Cho,, "Build Your Thanksgiving Menu with These Food & Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Celebs," 22 Nov. 2019 Fans of the bakery’s straightforward tea cakes, currant scones and fruit galettes won’t be disappointed. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "These Are the Best Baking Cookbooks of 2019," 3 Dec. 2019 Mushroom and fennel are back again, this time tucked into a galette with fluffy, herby ricotta. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Make fennel your new best frond in these 8 fresh recipes," 3 Dec. 2019 Her smoky eggplant galette and crisp apple and pomegranate slaw definitely are. Los Angeles Times, "New Israeli recipes for Rosh Hashana from Adeena Sussman," 22 Sep. 2019 Lift the outside edges of dough, and pull up and slightly over the filling, leaving center of galette exposed. Diane J. Cho,, "Build Your Thanksgiving Menu with These Food & Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Celebs," 22 Nov. 2019 Use scissors to cut the chives right on top of the finished galette. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "How Interesting That This Tomato Galette Could Serve 8...or 1," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of galette

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for galette

borrowed from French, going back to Old French galete, diminutive of Norman dialect gale "kind of flat cake," feminine derivative of Picard & Norman gal "pebble," probably going back to pre-Latin *gallo-

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23 Feb 2020

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“Galette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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