Friday, 6 January 2012

Special giveaway: win la galette des rois!

Each country has its own tradition in matter of food, especially during holidays. Here in France, for instance, the 6th january - the day of Epiphany, even if it is not a public holiday day, there is the tradition to eat the "galette des rois"! This cake is not only delicious: also a special and funny ritual belongs to it. The cake indeed hides inside a little figurine in porcelain: who find this "fève" in her or his slice will be the Queen or the King for the day! And, in order to celebrate this cute cake, I'm glad here of launching a special giveaway for my "galette des rois" in felt, with an authentic "fève" inside (here in the pics). Would you like to win it? Follow the instruction of this special giveaway below...

In order to participate to the selection for winning my special "galette des rois" in felt, you have to write a comment to this post before the 14th Januay 2012 with the name of a traditional food of your country or of your region along with the occasion or recurrence in which it is eaten. If you'd like to add other details, they are very welcome. To each comment I will assign a ascending number (1,2,3, and so forth) and randomizer will find out the lucky winner! Let's try your chance!!

17 commenti:

Rosita on 7 January 2012 at 00:16 said...

Interesting giveaway :)
I live in Lithuania and we have few traditional foods but not many occasions when we eat it. But on the Christmas Eve we eat "kūčiukai su aguonų pienu"- it is small peaces of pastries made from leavened dough and poppy seeds with milk made from poppy seeds. I think it is only tradition in Lithuania :)
p.s. here the sixth of january is the day of three kings and on this day we take down all the Christmas decorations :)

a mess but real on 7 January 2012 at 00:34 said...

i love the idea of this giveaway.
Here in Argentina we eat locro (a traditional plate made with beans) in order to celebrate the may revolution (25th may) also we drink our tipical drink call mate but with a kind o biscuits name "pastelitos"


arunka on 7 January 2012 at 09:12 said...

I live in Rimini, in italy.
And we have a very good cake but with an ugly name: "Piada dei morti" that it means "Flat bread of the deads".
Traditionally we eat the first of november, the "day of deads" a kind of halloween but less spectacular :)
It's a flat bread with sugar, raisins, nuts, pine kernels, almonds and walnuts and it looks like your galette des rois.

Ale G on 7 January 2012 at 14:48 said...

Buenos Días yo soy del Norte de México el dia 06 se Parte la rosca de reyes y a los que les sale en niño, los cuales son 3 figuras de bebes y a veces una corona le toca el Dia 2 de Febrero que se celebra el Dia de la Candelaria preparar tamales y compartirlos en familia o en el trabajo.

Saludos, espero ganar la Galleta de Reyes.

Karen. on 7 January 2012 at 20:51 said...

Hello! Here in Belgium we also eat "galette de rois". But the name in or country is "driekoningentaart'. I think it is the same :) When you have the puppet or almond, you are the king/queen en when you buy the 'driekoningentaart' there is almost a (paper)golden crown with it! Bye!

Anonymous said...

Bonjour ! Qu'est ce que c'est joli !!!
I live in the south of france, and here we eat "le gateau des rois" , it's not like the "parisian galette", it's a sort of "brioche" with candied fruits ! (and of corse we ahve a liitle figurine in it) It's like the "roscon de los reyes" in spain.
Happy 2012 !

TwinkleJulia on 8 January 2012 at 07:33 said...

Hi,lovely giveaway! I live in Singapore and here we eat Tangyuan(汤圆), little glutinous rice balls during the lantern festival. It is soft and chewy and sometimes there is red bean, sesame or peanut paste wrapped inside, it is something like Mochi from Japan but we serve it with a sweet dessert soup like red bean soup and it will make you feel very full afterwards :)

Mi Joya on 8 January 2012 at 15:28 said...

Hai! I'm from Belgium, near to Bruges. There you can find the typical "Brugse kletskoppen" or in french: les dentelles de Bruges!
They are yummy cookies, not really for a special occasion but they are very old!

Happy 2012!!

Manu on 8 January 2012 at 20:05 said...

Che idea carina! :) Io sto vicino a Trieste e qui a Pasqua si mangia un dolce che io trovo semplicemente delizioso: la pinza. Certo che anche la galette de rois sembra proprio sfiziosa...
P.s. Le tue creazioni sono tenerissime! Spero proprio di essere la fortunata estratta ihihi :>

dalorénice on 8 January 2012 at 21:19 said...

je découvre ceblog et vos jolies créations via cette petite galette sur pinterest...
j'adore, alors je tente ma chance
chez moi, en région parisienne c'est la galette des rois avec la pâte feuilletée et la frangipane of course!

Mariana on 9 January 2012 at 12:20 said...

Hi! Here in Portugal we have a cake that is called "Bolo Rei", in english would be "king cake". We eat it during the advent and them till the 6th of january. It's a traditional christmas cake made with dry fruit like cherries, pumpkin, figs, organde zest, a lot of icing sugar on top and also almends, nuts, hazelnuts and pine nuts.
In the past, maybe until the middle of the 90's the cake also had a dried bean inside and a small metal figure, like a small luky charm. If you'd get the bean you had to buy the next cake, if you get the charm you're blessed with the luck. It was very funny to eat the cake to see if we would find the charm.
Now our sanitary legislation doens't allow to put any of this things inside the cake so it's just the cake.
You can see how it looks like in here

Vesle Serena on 9 January 2012 at 13:10 said...

Hello! Your galette des rois is so cute :)
In Norway we eat a rice pudding at christmas with strawberry sauce, and there is an almond hidden in it. if you find the almond you will get a gift! Often it is a marzipan pig or chocolate santa..the trick is not to show the almond until everybody has eaten up..then its very funny trying to guess who is hiding the almond in his/her mouth!

Mia on 9 January 2012 at 15:33 said...

Hi, I'm from Spain and here you have also the "Roscon de Reyes" which you eat for Three Kings day. Usually it has also the porcelaine figure (most times a king) and a bean, the one who gets the bean has to pay the cake, the one who gets the king is consired as king for that day :-) Thank you for that lovely giveaway, I love your felt items!

Carouafouaf on 10 January 2012 at 21:24 said...

What a cute galette des rois! In Brittany (France), we have a cake called "Kouign Amann". Easy to cook, few ingredients (especially butter),yummy and no special occasion for cooking!
So let's try! :

Bye! Caroleanne

les Saint Palais en Grèce on 11 January 2012 at 10:03 said...

Bonjour, je suis française et je vis en France. Au cours de mes divers déménagements, j'ai découvert diverses galettes, la "parisienne" frangipane (ou pommes) que tu décris et reproduit si bien. Mais aussi celle qu'à Toulouse on appelle la "Limoux", c'est une brioche aux fruits confits et enfin, la "franc-comtoise" que je décrirais comme une grosse tarte en pâte à choux recouverte de sucre. J'ai aussi vécu en Grèce où on tire aussi les rois mais dans un gros gâteaux aux noix que je n'ai pas trouvé aussi bon que nos galettes françaises (chauvinisme quand tu nous tiens).
Je suis désolé de répondre en français, mais si je peux lire l'anglais je ne peux pas l'écrire.
bonne journée

ashley on 13 January 2012 at 16:51 said...

Hello :) what an interesting giveaway! I'm from Singapore and we have mooncakes on a chinese festival called Mid Autumn festival. It's a kind of pastry with a thin layer of crust surround a rich, sweet & creamy lotus seed paste - ((mmm so good :) ))

Love your shop!

Parisbreakfasts on 27 October 2013 at 01:39 said...

Fun idea!
Who made the little galette by the way?
Very pretty too

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