Sunday, January 9, 2011

Galette des Rois


This is a French tradition each January : la Galette des Rois. Absolutely a bag time for the diet but "que diable" !!! Inside the cake there is a little figurine and the one who got it becomes the king or queen (see crowns on the galettes).
If you want to know more about this tradition : see Wikipedia short and good description.

11 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

This is a great shot! I love seeing the beautiful cuisine and bakeries of France/Paris. My sister had a mini galette de rois in 2009 when we visited Paris. It looked beautiful too.

Sharon said...

I love traditions that are bad for the diet!

Randy said...

Oh these look so wonderful! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

We will have several Galettes des Rois during the Mardi Gras "season." I don't care about the crown, I just want to win the fève (and eat a slice)!

Bises,
Genie

Harriet said...

Looks delicious...I'll one to go.

Harriet said...

I'll take one to go. Sorry about that.

SoozNooz said...

Perfect - I wonder if we can get these here in Sydney. I might take a google. They do look lovely and I am always in for a game of hide and seek. x

Leif Hagen said...

What a yummy, fun tradition! My friend Isabelle from Angers has told me about that "royal" tradition!

Louis la Vache said...

La fête de l'éphiphanie l'année derniére à Chez la Vache.

Starman said...

I have yet to enjoy the first one.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

yum!

Your pictures are so thought provoking, I have something to say for almost each one of them :)