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La Galette des Rois: before and after

 

 

Last night, I baked a Galette des Rois for the first time, after I finally got the recipe from a friend girl of my son. The Galette des Rois is traditional French cake served on Epiphany day, January 6th, (sorry, I was one day late). It is made of puffed pastry, and mine had a frangipane filling. A small “fève” is hidden inside. Whoever gets it is crowned the queen or the king, and then has to choose her/his mate.

 

Since the recipe is not mine, I can’t give it away, but you can go on GAYOT.com Recipe section to inspire yourself to cook.



3 Comments »

  1. Sophie, your cake looks wonderful. BRAVO ! But I would like to add a little clarification on the tradition. Indeed, it is customary to serve this “Galette des Rois”, the youngest child, hiding under the table, then she/he should say to that is intended each piece of the Galette. After the surprise is … who will win the “fève”, to become the King or the Queen?

    Thank you so much Sophie for all your advice and all your recipes extraordinary. The friend of your son is already a queen! As for himself, he is a king to have a friend so precious. And finally, Sophie, you are, the queen mother!

    Comment by Marilyne — January 9, 2012 @ 7:54 am

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