Monday, January 12, 2009

Galette du roi

After Christmas & New Year, galette du roi (king cakes) will start to appear in bakeries. This is generally eaten to celebrate epiphany (the first sunday of January in France) but they are available all through January.

Galette du roi
is a delicious flaky pastry filled with frangipane, an almond cream paste. Inside each galette, is a small ceramic figurine called a fève, bean in French which is what they used to put in the galettes before.

The person who finds the
fève in their piece of the cake will be declared the King (le roi) or the Queen (la reine) & gets to wear the paper crown that comes with each galette.

This year, it's the Princess cos it was The Girl who found the hidden treasure.


Anonymous said...

yummm did X make this? and before I forget or I dont get to see you online, Happy Hols in Singapore:)

g bisous

petite fleur said...

No we were too pooped after all the holiday cooking. His sister brought the cake.

Thank you.