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French 101: Gallette des Rois, King cake

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 😉

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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.

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Where we got this Star War badass cake from?

E Leclerc, Pornic

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Left to right: Galette de rois, Brioche (modern version) – both are Star Wars themed *LOL* from e Leclarc, France

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Regular galette des rois

 

My information source: Hubby’s grand mother 😀

 

How about you? Is there anything similar in your country?

 

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4 Comments

  1. But what if you cut INTO the toy when dividing the cake? 😮
    Nope, we have nothing like this. I like this game! Cake, toy, crown – yes!

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