Galette des Rois

Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Food -

In France, on the Fes­ti­val of the Kings, on Jan­uary 6, fifty mil­lion flaky galette des rois are eaten. Tucked into the soft frangi­pane filling is a lit­tle sur­prise. Ev­ery­one sits around the dining ta­ble, but the youngest child climbs un­der­neath. As the galette is served, slice by slice, Madame points at the por­tion and asks: ‘Who is that slice for?’. The child calls out each per­son’s name, the lucky per­son who finds the feve in their slice is the king and the golden crown is placed on their head. As the king raises a glass ev­ery­one cho­ruses: ‘The king drinks, the king drinks’.

Serves 8

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