Yes we love this special little Tuesday. Other than it being a perfect excuse to do the dishes with our wonderful rhubarb washing up liquid, it's also time to make a super yummy change to the usual dinner with pasta or potatoes.
We actually love galettes, those savory french pancakes made with buckwheat flour, so we decided to pop our favourite recipe for them on here for you.
The children can wash theirs down with a nice fresh sparkling apple juice while you help yourselves to a beautiful glass of Cidre de Normandie.
Bon Appetite as they say in France!
- 200g buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp butter
- 200ml milk
- 1 pinch salt
1. Put the flour into a mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt. Stir together. Spoon 2 tbsp butter into a separate bowl and pour over 200ml hot water from the kettle. Stir. Pour the melted butter into the flour, then add the milk and break in the egg. Whisk till smooth. Put in the fridge until you are ready to go.
2. When you're ready to make the galettes, take the batter out of the fridge. Transfer the batter to a jug, to make it easier to pour into the frying pan.
3. Prepare your fillings – see suggestions below.
4. Get a large frying pan hot. Brush it with a little oil to lightly coat the base. Pour the batter into the center of the pan till it’s about tea-saucer-sized. Swirl the pan to distribute the batter thinly, then cook over high heat till golden underneath.
5. Flip the pancake and spoon your fillings into the centre. Cook for 1-2 more mins till the underside is cooked, then fold the sides in, leaving a little opening for the filling to peep out.
While the fillings for galettes are traditionally savoury, you can buck the trend and go sweet, too.
Your choice of chocolate & sliced bananas Agave syrup or honey & lemon juice
Cooked ham, sliced tomatoes and thin slices of white onion topped with grated cheddar & an egg.