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La Galette des Rois

La Galette des Rois @ Ladurée, 21 rue Bonaparte

In France it’s a tradition to eat a Galette des Rois on January 6th. I bought one yesterday at Ladurée, because I know they make one of the best ones ;-)
Last night my landlord had some friends over for dinner so we had my galette des rois as dessert and I got the porcelain figure, see the photo below! Cute, no?

The cake is pretty simple, it’s made by puff pastry and almond cream and there is a fèvre (usually a figure made in porcelain) hidden in the cake. Due to the tradition one person has to go under the table and the person that cuts the cake has to ask the person under the table who shall get the piece of cake until everyone has got a piece. And the one that gets the porceain figure will be the king or queen of the day :-)

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...

1 Comment

  • Ellinor
    08 January 2011 at 12:55

    När jag bodde i Belgien tog mina vänner med en galette des rois på min födelsedag. Tror fortfarande att jag har kvar den lilla fèvren någonstans.

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