Please Note: These galettes are sold FROZEN and require PRIORITY OVERNIGHT SHIPPING ! Choosing a different method than PRIORITY OVERNIGHT Shipping will result in CANCELLATION of your order. Thank you.
Each order is comprised of 2 (two) galettes.
Galette des Rois Each of our traditional Galette des Rois will serve 8 people and comes with 2 paper crowns to celebrate the Epiphany and pick the King and Queen for the day. "La galette des Rois" or Kings' Cake is a cake traditionally baked and enjoyed a few days before and after the Epiphany. In France, the galettes are sold in bakeries during the all month of January. Galette des Rois is a puff pastry layered with a center of frangipane (a traditional filling of almond paste).
In the past a "fève" -- large dry bean or fava bean -- now replaced by a figurine is hidden in the galette. The guest who finds "la fève" in their slice becomes the king or queen of the day and will choose his or her king or queen. Fava beans were initially used, but they were replaced in 1870 by figurines made out of porcelain or more recently plastic. These trinkets are still called "fèves". To ensure a random distribution of the cake shares, it is customary to have the galette covered with a napkin after slicing and for the youngest person to call the name of the recipient of each slice.
Our galettes are sold only by multiple of two. They come frozen and need to be baked in a 360ºF oven for about 50 minutes, or golden brown for both top and bottom (to judge the doneness of the galette, lift the bottom with a spatula it should be golden brown like the top. They can be baked in advance and re-heated in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Ingredients: Flour, butter, eggs. Frangipane: Almonds, butter, sugar, eggs.
This product is available from December through end of February. Your galettes will ship overnight same day when you are ordering them Monday through Thursday (please place your order before 2:00pm EST). As with all of our frozen products we reserve the right to ship based on weather and product temperatures. If ordered on Friday and need them urgently please call us to arrange for Saturday delivery - If available in your area.
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