La Galette des Rois


January 6th is l’épiphanie or la Galette des Rois /King’s Cake Day celebrated all over France reminiscent of the biblical tradition of the 3 wise men’s journey bearing gifts after the birth of Jesus.  The tradition says that should you get the fève or bean hidden in the galette at the Tirage des Rois, you shall be crowned king or queen for the day. Custom has it that the youngest child hides under the table and chooses which piece of galette each guest receives.

French Bakeries Dallas, TX Galette des Rois

My favorite is la Galette à la frangipane ( tastes a lot like my other favorite almond cake le pithiviers). I enjoyed this very simple video recipe in French should you be so inclined to bake your own buttery and flaky galette or try a new galette from your French bakery. (Here are my Top French bakeries in Los Angeles   and Top French Bakeries in Dallas)

In the North like Normandie, Galette is made of pâte feuilleté, puff pastry, and stuffed with a dense, creamy almond paste called frangipane. In the south of France, you’ll be eating a brioche-style cake covered with candied fruits.

Bonne recette! Easy recipe!

Les fèves traditionelles  in France ( impossible to accidently swallow! ) There’s a new theme each year ( even Cocal Cola!)

Did you know that collecting these feves is called: Favophilie!

Les fèves

 

galette-manou
Galette Maman aka Manou

Do you need to stock up on your French Baking products for baking try this link for Vahine!

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