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 classic French version of a king cake, the galette des rois, is a puff pastry cake that is usually filled with frangipane (a sweet cream made from almonds, butter sugar and eggs). Rachel Taylor, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2022 Cook the other side of the galette until it’s dried, about 15 seconds. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2021 That night, xanthan gum saved my galette dough from being dry and crumbly. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 This show-stopping galette is savory, made with mushrooms, kale, eggplant and capers, plus some non-dairy yogurt for creaminess. oregonlive, 16 Nov. 2021 The syrup also made a nice glaze for the finished galette. New York Times, 3 Nov. 2021 The Classique galette with ham and Swiss cheese comes topped with an egg, and the depth of flavor made for a delightful, full-bodied entree. Bruce Pecho,, 23 Sep. 2021 Finally, November and December bring seasonal cheer, French delicacies, and galette des rois in shop windows. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 20 Sep. 2021 But the galette, too loose, disperses – much of it onto the counter. Julie Cohen, Variety, 5 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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“Galette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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