galette des rois ~ king cake

In France, in the month of January, they celebrate the Fetde Rois or the Epiphany. It’s celebrated at parties with a special cake, known as the Galette des Rois or King Cake. The Galette des Rois is a flaked pastry pie filled with frangipane and a smooth mixture of almond cream and pastry cream.

The cake contains a small figurine (typically a baby) called the fève and is topped with a golden crown. Whoever finds the fève in their piece of galette wears the paper crown and becomes the king or queen.

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