Galette des Rois (King Cake)

Artisan Made for 6 people. The size is 9" inches 

Ingredients: puff pastry, egg wash, almond powder, eggs, sugar, butter.

 

History

 

The French have been serving up galette des rois  since the 14th-century. Traditionally, it’s served on January 6th – the 12th day of Christmas – to celebrate the Epiphany, a religious feast day commemorating the arrival of the Three Kings to the manger where Jesus was born. Today, it’s eaten throughout the month of January and is simply a festive way to celebrate the new year with family and friends, regardless of religious background.

 

You’ll typically find two basic styles of galette des rois:

In northern France, it’s made of pâte feuilleté, puff pastry, and stuffed with a dense, creamy almond paste called frangipane.

In the south of France, you’ll be eating a brioche-style cake covered with candied fruit.

 

Other variations can be found as well, from shortbread-style, popular in Western France, to those that have alternate fillings, such as chocolat-poire(chocolate-pear) or raspberry.

Galette des Rois (King Cake)

PriceFrom $40.00