Today is Epiphany, the last of the Christmas holidays. In France, the tradition is to bake a Galletes des Rois, or Kings’ Cake. Inside you hide a little doll, a coin, or a bean as a good luck token.  The French Kings’ Cake is a puff pastry with frangipani filling, different from the American King Cake served in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. There are recipes all over the web, so take your pick and give it a try!

Galette Du Rois from La Renaissance Bakery

Galette Du Rois from La Renaissance Bakery

The Kings’ Cake is served with a gold paper crown, and whoever gets the good luck charm wears the crown. The winner also has to buy the next cake.


P.S. If you have any tips for baking with a bean hidden inside, let me know. When I’ve tried it, the bean sort of dissolved into the cake. We couldn’t find it!