Galettes des Rois

We are making a lot of Galettes des Rois—king cake. This is the French version, which people share to celebrate Epiphany (January 6th, the Twelfth day of Christmas). The Galette des Rois contains a fève, a little porcelain toy, and comes with a paper crown. We make these in three different sizes: for six, eight, or ten people. The idea is that after the cake is cut into pieces, the person who finds the fève becomes king for the day and gets to buy the next Galette des Rois. Our Galettes des Rois are filled with frangipane (almond) cream, as is traditional. We will be making these for the whole month of January.

We also have a smaller, two-serving version without the fève or crown.