Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Kings Cake - Galette des Rois - South of France

To celebrate Epiphany here in the South of France we enjoy a delicious cake 'Galette des Rois' which translated means the Cake of Kings.

Today we can enjoy either a flaky pastry filled with delicious almond frangipane or a sweet brioche dough finished with sugar and candied fruits.

Whichever of the cakes you prefer there is the added tradition of hiding a small 'favour' inside of the cake and whoever finds the 'favour' in their slice is then made King for the Day and all cakes are sold with a gold crown to be worn by the King.

This a wonderful tradition here in France and continues feasting long past Christmas.