Galette des Rois (King's Cake)

January is the month of Galette des Rois in France.  To celebrate Epiphany, families share an almond cake baked in puff pastry.  Baked into the confection is a fève -or small token of some kind- and the person whose slice contains this fève is crowned "king" with a golden paper crown.  

My host family had one for dessert on Saturday and guess who got the fève...

C'est moi!

For the entire month of January, Galette des Rois can be found in every shop.  Puff pastry encases the classic frangipane filling.  My host mom made ours with a layer of pastry cream as well.  No complaints.

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