Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Les galette des rois



6 janvier, Epiphany, is celebrated in France with these lovely galettes made of the lightest and most  buttery crust filled with a delicious frangipane (almond cream). Epiphany is the celebration of the arrival of the three kings to visit the baby Jesus. Someone will get the tiny baby figurine in their piece and be crowned with the gold paper crowns that accompany every cake.  Of course as Peter Olson would point out, it must include a nice glass of champagne!

6 comments:

Stuart said...

We celebrated with the neighbors on Sunday. It was a lot of fun, but I didn't get to be crowned. Wait'til next year as they say.

William Kendall said...

I don't recall ever hearing of these treats before.

Sharon Anck said...

My mouth is watering.

Alexa said...

Peter is right—and I hope you have galettes (and get the bébé in yours) AND Champagne!

Kathleen's Blog said...

Ooohh--Yummy!!

Happy New Year!!

Joe said...

Bring on the epiphany V. That buttery crust looks scrumptious.