WHY DO FRENCH FAMILIES LOVE FOLLOWING THIS TRADITION WITH THEIR 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
P’TIT LOUP EST LE ROI DE LA GALETTE
From 2 yrs old
MINI-LOUP ET LA GALETTE DES ROIS
From 5 yrs old
From 4 yrs old
S T O R Y T E L L I N G
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