Fun and games with food, but don’t joke. French will never joke about food 😉 Gallette des Rois is a traditional dessert ‘game’. There’s a hidden ‘toy’ of sort inside the cake. The person who ends up with the toy is the King. This is a traditional eat for the first New Year weekend; modern way: any time in January or even in December.
How to play?
Send the youngest person to climb under the table (or if the person is not a child, blindfold the person)
Cut the cake in equal pieces
Let the youngest decide who gets which piece e.g. first = Marie, second = Pieter etc.
For safety reason, do not attempt to waffle down your piece of cake. Eat slowly to find the toy 😉
*The idea is to have surprise feeling in your mouth
Whoever finds it is the king and gets a crown 😉
You can either bake your own or buy it from the supermarket (France). Please note to only use food safe toy or toy designed for gallette des rois.
Where we got this Star War badass cake from?
E Leclerc, Pornic
My information source: Hubby’s grand mother 😀
How about you? Is there anything similar in your country?
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