What is special about a galette des rois?

What is special about a galette des rois?

This is a popular French cake that celebrates the holiday of Epiphany (January 6th) the day when the Three Kings visited the Baby Jesus. As part of French tradition, a bean or small china feve (favor) is hidden in the cake.

How much does a galette cost?

An individual galette (some would call it fun-sized) costs $7.25, and a galette serving 30 costs $30. The traditional southern France brioche is $20.

What is hidden inside a galette des rois January 6th?

Inside the galette, a small trinket or figurine – the fève – is hidden and the person who finds that in their slice will wear the crown and be king (or queen) for the day.

Can I freeze Galette des rois?

(The galette can be covered and kept in the refrigerator for a day or wrapped airtight and frozen for up to 1 month.)

How long does a Galette des rois last?

Happily, the galette can be made to fit your schedule. The pastry circles can be cut, covered and refrigerated ahead of time as can the almond filling (it will keep for up to 3 days). And the whole construction can be made early in the day and baked when you’re ready for it.

What is King Cake in France?

French king cake is essentially a tart with puff pastry on top and bottom filled with an almond cream filling. The filling is simply made with butter, sugar, egg and ground almonds. In bakeries, they often blend pastry cream with the almond cream to make it a little richer, since it’s commonly on hand.

How much does a Galette de Rois cost?

Size and Price An 8” cake that serves 8 – 10 people and is $30.98. A 10” cake that serves 12 – 15 people and is $34.98.

How long does Galette des Rois last?

Galette des Rois is best served the day it is made (especially if you are trying to find the feve!), but you can store any leftover galette des rois at room temperature for up to 2 days. Recrisp it in a 300°F (150°C) oven for 10 minutes.

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