Thursday, 6 January 2011
The "Galette des Rois" is a golden pastry cake filled with an almond cream called "frangipane". Here in France, it celebrates the Epiphany and it is traditionally sold by all boulangeries during this period and it is eaten around the 6th January, just in order to keep ourselves trained to eat a lot after the heavy xmas session ;). The tradition wants that the cake was the occasion to draw the kings during the Epiphany day: a lucky charm in porcelain (called "fève") is hidden inside the galette and the lucky one who finds it out, more than to risk to break her or his teeth, becomes the queen or the king for the day, assuming the right to wear the crown in golden paper!
And, as it is really delicious, I've taken the decision to post the recipe of this cake in order to give to whom not live in France the opportunity to taste this sweetness! And maybe to become also Her or His Royal Majesty for one day!