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Galette bressane

Gastronomy, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Galette bressane - Gastronomy, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

A culinary speciality of Ain, galette bressane is a delicious dessert that was once served at village fêtes. Quite similar to its neighbour in Nord, the sugar galette, this treat is served warm with jam or covered in thick crème fraîche.

Its dough, similar to that of a milk roll, is made of milk, eggs, sugar, baker's yeast, butter and salt. It's cooked in the oven to harmoniously caramelise the sugar on top.

A dessert several centuries old, galette bressane even has its own galette festival every month in May in the village of Ambérieux, on the border between Ain and Rhône. It's a chance for lovers of sweet, soft delicacies to browse the loft sale and antiques market, have fun on the fairground rides or enjoy the delicious galettes bressanes, cooked on a wood fire before your very eyes.

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