How to Make Galette Des Rois

How to Make Galette Des Rois

Galette des rois, or "King Cake" in English, is traditionally made to celebrate Epiphany. Especially popular in France during the Christmas season, it is enjoyed elsewhere too, including New Orleans where it was introduced by French and Spanish colonists. Galette des rois is eaten several days before and after the Epiphany date. Based on puff pastry with a filling of almonds, there is usually a small figurine or trinket placed inside the cake, although by tradition, the inserted item was a bean. The person who gets the slice containing the trinket or bean is said to have special privileges and obligations by being king or queen for the day.

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