Perouges and its sugar galette

Perouges is a small medieval jewel, only a stone’s throw north-east of Lyon and well worth a visit. The cobbled streets are narrow and charming and reveal beautifully restaured half-timbered houses. The village dates back to the XXII century and was a fortified town protecting Lugdunum (Lyon).

When roaming these lovely streets, SWEETTABLESCAPES could not avoid the omnipresent “galette au sucre”. Simple but satisfying, it is an easy treat. Just remember that the dough needs to rest for two hours prior to baking!!

The recipe is available here in French (under “recette) but here is the English translation:

Mix 2 tsp  yeast in some lukewarm water.

Beat 10 TBsp softened butter ( 1 and 1/4 stick) with one egg, 2 TBsp sugar and a lemon zest.

Mix in 1 1/2 cup flour, a pinch of salt and the dissolved yeast.

Knead until combined.

Let dough rest for 2 hours.

Roll out in a rough circle, folding edges over and sprinkle center with some granulated sugar and bits of butter. (We used colored blood-orange flavored sugar for an extra kick!!)

Put on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 375.  Serve warm.


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