La galette des rois (King cake)
“La galette des rois” (the cake or “wafer” of the Kings) is a cake celebrating the Epiphany and traditionally sold and consumed a few days before and after this date.In modern France, the cakes can be found in most bakeries during the month of January. Two versions exist: in northern France the cake (which can be either circular or rectangular) consists of flaky puff pastry layers with a dense centre of frangipane. In the south of France, the cake, rather called gâteau des rois , is a torus-shaped brioche with candied fruits.
Tradition holds that the cake is “to draw the kings” to the Epiphany. A figurine, “la fève” (trinket) is hidden in the cake and the person who finds it in their slice becomes king for the day and will have to offer the next cake.
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