Galette des rois

Galette des rois

In France, we celebrate (i.e. eat cake) for Kings’ day, or Epiphany, 6th of January. Usually, one large cake contains a token, and the winner becomes ‘king’ for the day.

The preferred cake in most of the country is the galette des rois, a puff pastry pie filled with almond cream or frangipane.

Unless requested, I omit the token in mine. What I don’t omit is flavour. I make the puff pastry myself with quality French butter, the filling is abundant, almondy, rich but not cloying.

I make both individual pies and family ones (30cm in diameter).

1 thought on “Galette des rois”

  1. The Salted Butter Caramel Cake is absolutely heavenly. Caramelly throughout, but not sickly sweet like many shop bought cakes. Just gorgeous!

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