In France the savory version of the sweet crepes is called galette and is made with buckweat flour and water. The batter has a very nutty flavor that somehow reminds of peanuts and cashew nuts. Johnny, from the Crafts Beer Channel, added a touch of a dark beer rich in hops that perfectly complemented the complexity of the batter. Also in this case you could omit the beer and go for a little bit more water if you want to avoid the alcool.
- 1 cup of buckwheat flour
- 1.5 cups of water (+1/4 cups if you skip the beer)
- 1/4 cup of dark beer
- 1 egg
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp butter or vegetable oil
You will need
In a bow whisk together the buckwheat flour, the water, the egg, the beer and a pinch of salt.
You can stuff them with whatever you fancy: in France one of the most popular filling is a mix of melty cheese and ham, at times with the last minute addition of an egg. Enjoy them while still pretty warm!