French Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois at La Fournette in Chicago

franceKing cake is commonly eaten on Epiphany, January 6th, and whoever finds the trinket (la fève) in the cake (sometimes ceramic, or sometimes edible, like a fava bean) is king/queen for a day. However, it is fashionable in Paris to serve it long after that, and perhaps this tradition holds in Chicago as well, since we still saw it on offer in Mid-January. The French Galette des Rois is made with puff pastry and filled with almond cream. David Lebovitz has a recipe to DiY, though we think it’s nicer to pick one up at the bakery (and the crown that goes with it).


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