This Week’s Theme: Cakes
This beautiful work of food art is France’s traditional Kings Cake, Galette des Rois which celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany. “Food lover and incurable culinary traveller”, Rachel, of FrenchForFoodies.com, offers us her delightful version which also includes the recipe. I particularly love the mandala-like design scored into the pastry on top of the cake.
Discovering a country’s culture through its food is my passion and is the most rewarding and insightful way I’ve found to uncover the heart and soul of a country.
About the Galette des Rois:
Tradition has it that a lucky charm- a small porcelain figurine (originally a small fève or bean), is buried in the almond cream before the top layer of puff pastry seals the cake and baked into the galette, then whoever is lucky enough to find it in their slice, is crowned King for the day and granted the honor of wearing the golden crown (The galettes are always sold with a cardboard gold crown purely to serve this purpose and tradition)- so it’s not just the children who get to have all the fun!
Inspiration for Today
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.