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La Galette des Rois - French Traditions

By December 31, 2012

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Every country has its own traditions for the end of Christmas. In France, it's the time for the Galette des Rois. You can't miss them - in every large town and small village the windows of the bakers and patisseries are full of these special cakes. The eating of the cake is celebrated on January 6th, the Ephiphany when the Three Wise Men first say the baby Jesus.

There are different cakes for different regions, from the flat puff pastry variety filled with frangipane in the north to the southern type of brioche rings decorated with glace fruit and often glazed.

Inside the galette there's a fève, or dried bean. On January 6th, the person finding the bean is made King or Queen for the day, puts on the paper hat that comes with the cake and chooses a partner.

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