La Galette Des Rois..A tradition..
It's something that is so easy to make..why not keep up the tradition..I omitted part of the fun this year..I left out the fève because it is a mini one..perhaps 5 inches..for one person..My husband.
I did taste test an edge,,with filling to be sure..
but I knew I would not eat any..so I left the fève/baby out..
He is after all Le Roi every day.
The one who finds the fève.. trinket..becomes the King..
I simply use bought puff pastry..I have made my own..but only once..the convenience of having a good puff pastry..frozen..and on hand outweighs the fun ..of making it..
some people put almond paste only..
some concoct their own (I do)..
and some mix w/ a crème patissière to lighten the filling..It is interesting to see how individual each recipe is..
You simply have to Google and many recipes appear..
You cut 2 circles out..one a bit larger to be placed on top of your filling..
my filling was some almond meal..an egg..some sugar.. a touch of flour,butter..almond extract..I really went à l'oeil..for proportions as my cake was petit:)
The three kings on top..Gaspar..Melchior and Balthazar..are my 3 kings from my crèche from when I was a child..
You have no idea how I love taking them out each year..
Personally I like this dessert..It's not like a cake..or a pie..
It's a Galette.♥ It's for Epiphany..It's for taking down the tree.