Galette des Rois

6 Jan

Today, 6th January is Epiphany. In France (my home country), it is traditionally celebrated by eating a “Galette des Rois”. It’s a puff pastry cake, filled with an almond paste, made of butter, eggs, sugar, ground almond and a little bit of flour. Traditionally, there was a hidden “fève” (big dried bean) in it. The one who finds the bean is the king or the queen. These days, the “fève” is usually made of ceramics or plastic.

As I live in Germany and can’t buy it here, I have to make my own if I want one. Here’s mine from today, just out of the oven. Can’t wait to dig in!

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4 Responses to “Galette des Rois”

  1. Nekochan 19 January, 2011 at 10:47 #

    Yummy ! My mom makes the galette des rois too, it’s always awesome !

    Nekochan (ladame sur Ravelry) 😉

    • Corinne 19 January, 2011 at 10:58 #

      J’ai du mal à m’en passer, c’est pour ça que je dois en faire une chaque année, malheureusement je n’en trouve pas en Allemagne

      • Shirley 12 April, 2011 at 21:24 #

        Beautiful! Would you consider sharing your recipe? Hmmmmmmm?

      • Corinne 12 April, 2011 at 22:32 #

        Sure, you’re lucky that I actually have a good recipe in English, will email it to you! 😀

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