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palets bretons

salt butter biscuits

Palet breton accompagné d'un café

Crunchy golden palets bretons, widely available in French supermarkets, are sweet biscuits made with salted butter.

They were invented in 1920 by Alexis Le Villain, a Pont-Aven baker, who named them Traou Mad (‘good things’), although they soon became better known as palets for their resemblance to a game popular in the day that involved throwing iron quoits (palets) onto a wooden plank.


Sweet stuff

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by tetue