La Galette des Rois

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The Galette des Rois, celebrating the Epiphany, consists of flaky puff pastry layers with a dense center of frangipane.


Tradition holds that the cake is “to draw the kings” to the Epiphany. A figurine, la fève, which can represent anything from a car to a cartoon character, is hidden in the cake and the person who finds the trinket in his or her slice becomes king for the day and will have to offer the next cake.

 

Originally, la fève was literally a broad bean (fève), but it was replaced in 1870 by a variety of figurines out of porcelain. These figurines have become popular collectibles and can often be bought separately. A paper crown is included with the cake to crown the "king" who finds the fève in their piece of cake.

 

Order one today for your celebration throughout the month of January!