LA GALETTE DES ROIS Recipe – Books – Workshop

WHY DO FRENCH FAMILIES LOVE FOLLOWING THIS TRADITION WITH THEIR CHILDREN?

Mini galettes made by the Club Petit Pierrot children

In France, to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on 6th January all the French boulangeries sell la Galette des Rois, flat round pastries that come with gold paper crowns.

La Galette des Rois (The King’s Cake) is a nice puff pastry cake traditionally filled with frangipane (made with an almond mix).

Inside the galette, bakers place a small object, called la fève, a traditional little porcelain figure. The person who finds the fève in their cake’ slice has to choose his/ker King or Queen, and place la couronne on their head.

But there is a whole ritual before serving the galette to everyone.

The younger child in the room has to go under a table and call out the names of the people who were to receive a piece, and therefore decides randomly who should get each piece.

So much fun and delicious!!!

R E C I P E

Why not follow this link to make the Raymond Blanc Galette des rois? LINK

You could make mini galettes like the children at Club Petit Pierrot and filled them with de la compote or du chocolat or de la frangipane!

B O O K S

recommended by the French Bookshop Librairie La Page

LA VERITABLE HISTOIRE DE LA GALETTE DES ROIS

From 6 yrs old

LINK

 

P’TIT LOUP EST LE ROI DE LA GALETTE

From 2 yrs old

LINK

 

 

MINI-LOUP ET LA GALETTE DES ROIS

From 5 yrs old

LINK

 

 

 

 

ROULE GALETTE…

From 4 yrs old

LINK

 

 

S T O R Y T E L L I N G

WORKSHOP

on Saturday 26th January for 1 to 5 years old

at Librairie La Page South Kensington

  • 3pm-3.45pm SOLD OUT
  • 4pm-4.45pm PLACES AVAILABLE

A story on the theme with songs and interactive activities

Suitable for all levels of French

To book follow this link