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Galette des Rois | Recipe

Updated: May 22, 2023

Hey, you! 👑

I posted the Galette des Rois - IG Reels beginning January and it is now February. Or exactly a month after. I'm terrible at this, I know. I constantly tell myself that I need to do better. To "be perfect". But the truth is, that's not really how I function. I like not being perfect, not pretending that everything matches, and that all is not well all the time. I, however, understand that it can be annoying to have a recipe video and only get the written recipe a month after. A month after the celebration. LOL.

Galette des Rois is a cake traditionally shared at Epiphany (January 6) to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethelem. It is made of puff pastry, with a small charm (fève) hidden inside.

Here's a little Reels I made which explains the sweet tradition.

By the way, someone left a message on FB regarding this video. It wasn't very friendly and she insisted that it was a Christian tradition and not French. I tried to explain (and I hope she got what I was trying to explain to her) that I was talking about the French tradition with its Galette des Rois. Because each country celebrates Jan. 6 differently and with different kinds of cake. In Spain, it's more of a brioche and kids receive gifts too. In other countries, they have a lucky charm and an unlucky bean! I'm simply presenting what the tradition is in France.

The cake is traditionally filled with frangipane, which is made of crème d'amandes (almost paste) and crème pâtissière (pastry cream). Personally, I prefer a galette with only crème d'amandes. It is quicker to make and is lighter!

Tradition says that you can eat a Galette des Rois until the last day of January. 😋 I don't mind. LOL

xoxo Elodie

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