Buckwheat Breakfast Crepes | Bretonne Galette | Nourish Café | Best Selling Breakfast Crepe
Posted: May 15 2020
When designing our menu for the cafe, we knew that the crepe needed to be included. For our version, we decided to make it a buckwheat crepe, commonly known as Bretonne Galette or Galette Bretonne or Breton Galette. The star of this French buckwheat crepes recipe is the homemade beet and walnut hummus. Roasted beets, balsamic vinegar, tahini and walnuts make this tangy, earthy spread a must have. It also works great as a dip for veggies and crackers. So make a big batch and keep it in your fridge for up to a week. The buckwheat crepe is complete with an egg omelet, pickled shallots and fresh greens... so yummy!
Looking for a vegan option, no problem. We don’t add egg to the batter so it can be vegan / plant-based with just a few substitutions. Replace the egg omelet with tofu and substitute the dairy cheese with a vegan cheese and you are good to go.
Buckwheat Breakfast Crepes
bake time - 1 hour
active time - 30 minutes
Beet & Walnut HummusYield: 500ml, 2 cups
300g (approx. 3 medium) beets, red
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
1 tbsp tahini
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
MethodPreheat the oven to 400F. Place the cleaned beets in an ovenproof container with a fitted lid. Pour about 1/2 cup of water into the container and cover. Place in the oven for about 1 hour or until cooked through. Let them cool enough to be handled. Trim the beets and peel them using the side of two forks. It will stain so we use a red cutting board.
Buckwheat CrepesYield: 8 crepes
300g buckwheat flour
750 ml water
750 ml water
MethodMix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the flour, slowly whisk in the water into the flour to avoid lumps.
Heat up a 10”-12” pan on medium heat and lightly oil the pan using paper towel dipped in oil. Hold the paper towel with tongs and baste the bottom of the pan.
Quick Pickled Shallots
Ingredients2 small shallots
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp boiling water
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Boil water in kettle. Slice the shallots into thin slices. In a small bowl or jar, add sugar and salt, top with boiling water and whisk well. Once dissolved, add vinegar and shallots. Leave for at least 15 minutes.
Egg OmeletYield: 8 omelet
In a bowl season and whisk two eggs at a time.
In an oiled heated pan on medium heat, pour the eggs into the pan and cover with a tight fitting lid. Should take about 1.5 - 2 minutes to set.
Remove omelet from pan. Cut in half to make two half circles and set aside. Continue making all 8 eggs.
Yield: 8 crepes
Toppings60 g (2 large handfuls) cheddar cheese, grated
8 tbsp beet & walnut hummus
8 small handfuls spinach or mixed greens
1 tsp pickled shallots or capers
1 small handful radish sprouts (optional)
Place two folded crepes back in the pan on medium heat. Top with grated cheese, 1 egg semi circle, beet hummus, capers or pickled onions, greens and sprouts.
Once the cheese is melted, fold 1/3 of the crepe toward the middle and then role the 2/3 onto the other 1/3 over to make a cone. Plate & serve.