Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois
From December to January Paris’ bakeries are filled with Galette des Rois (King’s Cake) in celebration of the Epiphany on January 6th and the new year.  The galette is an almond creme filled puff pastry.  It’s such a simple cake; perfectly buttery, flaky, and creamy.  In France, the galette filling has a small toy or fève hidden inside. The youngest member of the family goes under the table and as someone slices the cake above the child assigns each slice to a person at the table. Whoever finds the toy inside is king for the day! This is my husbands absolute favorite cake so I decided to surprise him and make it for Valentines Day.  I followed this recipe for Galette des Rois. I made a booboo and didn’t seal the puff pastry as much as I should have so the almond filling spilled out a little. Next time I’ll be sure to tightly seal it. Also I don’t remember the galette having orange zest in France, so I’ll omit it next time. Even though it got a little messy with the filling overflow, it was a fun dessert that brought back memories of being in France together.

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