Friday, 4 January 2013

Galette Des Rois


It's time for Mii to get busy in the kitchen
I'm going to make the classic French Galette des Rois
ready for the Epiphany weekend!
Galette des Rois is a frangipane (almond) stuffed yummy cake
Without being religious, the Epiphany is the day the Three Wise Men
arrive to baby Jesus bearing gifts (after following the Star)
My grandmother used to add the Wise Men  figurines to the Nativity scene only on this day
One little ornament is hidden in the cake & whoever find it
gets to be the "King" for the day, hence the crown!!
Kids love these for the crown & parents... for the cake!
Hope mine turns as tasty as this one ☺
Happy Stitching baking! 


C'est l'heure de s'aventurer dans la cuisine...
Cette année j'ai décidé de faire une galette des rois à la frangipane!
Juste à temps pour le weekend et aussi me sentant un petit peu nostalgique
Cela me rappellera la France!!


36 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tradition to keep going! It looks yummy. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

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    1. The galette is definitively yummy, hope mine looks as appetizing as this picture!

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    1. It does, doesn't it? I use to hate that cake when I was little! I guess my tastebuds have changed with age :)

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  3. I know the tradition. Here we just buy the cake at the backery ;-)

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    1. Lol, people also buy it in France! I live in UK and they don't know about it, so the only way is to bake it :D

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  4. I've had this cake just once, it's super delicious.

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    1. So glad you had it before & you liked it :)

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  5. This is the first I have heard of the tradition. The cake looks wonderful. I am sure your cake will be just awesome! Enjoy the day.

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    1. Thank you! Let's just wait this weekend for a cake update post :)

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  6. Excellente année 2013 à toi : paix, joie, amour et nombreuses créations au point de croix bien sûr !!
    A bientôt... et bonne fête des rois.

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    1. Merci, très Bonne & Heureuse Année 2013 à toi aussi!

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  7. I'd never heard about that, so thank you for telling us, hope your cake is yummy, certainly sounds it!

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  8. I am not familiar with the, so it's great to leearn something about others celebrations. Thank you!

    susieq
    PS I'd probably want the cake more than the crown too.

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    1. As it will be homemade, I don't have the typical looking crown... I will my son to make one, so he can wear it :)

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    1. Yummy in my tummy but sadly showing on my hips :D

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  10. First time I've heard the story but love such old tradition.

    The cake looks soooooo delicious! Bon apatite :))

    Happy weekend

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    1. Thank you Nurdan! I so wish I cook share a slice with all of my blog friends :) Have a great weekend sweetie x

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  11. That's a lovely tradition and your cake sounds delicious! Enjoy.

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  12. A lovely tradition, the cake looks really yummy.

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    1. Not good for the diet though :D I'll have just a small slice & I'm sure my OH will be happy to stuff his face with it :D

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  14. Galette looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing even a pic is nice! I know Epiphany as Twelfth Night, and the Mummers in Newfoundland. Although I have never celebrated it, I have heard of it. Hope you have a lovely celebration. :)

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  15. frangipani is scrumptious one of our favourites. Would you share your recipe ?

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    1. No problems Nicola, I'll post a little something later on.. Off to do some xxxx!

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  16. Moi je la préfère à la pomme hihihihi =)
    biz biz

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    1. Oh oui, à la pomme c'est bon aussi. Ca me rappelle le grillé aux pommes!!!

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  17. So interesting to read your traditions...here ours is very similar...our King's Day is on January 6th and we also have a King's Cake with something hidden. Altough now we don't longer have it because it was forbidden :( I don't like much of this cake, but normally everyone loves it. Yours looks better to me ehehe
    Kisses**

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    1. Aww it's so sad your tradition had to stop. In France, it all started because of Catholic religion I guess, nowadays most people don't follow the religion (or a lot less people) and just buy the cake because it has always been the tradition! I'm one of them, religion is not really my cup of tea!! Have a lovely day, Mii x

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