Agnès, crowned! by s4sayer

Agnès, crowned!

At our session of ‘Equi’librage this morning, we enjoyed Galettes de Rois (The Kings' Cake) which Julian, our instructor had kindly brought, + appropriate liquid accompaniment. G de R are a big tradition in France, made with puff pastry and sweetened with ground almonds...they mark the visit of the Magi/Kings. Each G de R comes with an appropriate cardboard crown...and there is always a 'fève', literally a bean, in the cake. The 'fève' is a small item...big enough to not swallow and one of a collection or series chosen by the pâtissier or boulanger. The person who receives the 'fève' portion...also receives the crown and wears it for the duration.

There were enough of us to consume/demolish 2 G de R...and thus 2 coronations! Here is Agnès, with her crown...and regal beam ;-). Gérard, the other monarch, is out of shot.

I am going to try it - there are a few recipes and tutorials for the Galette de Roi on the internet... only thing is, they require a whole day of cooking!
January 15th, 2020  
@domenicododaro
Do it once...and after that it's a 'piece of cake'! Piece of cake in this context is easy...as in easy-peasy. Gottit?!

Must admit, I don't care for G de R, they're too sweet for my taste...as they often include marzipan.
January 15th, 2020  
Lovely capture of the Agnes and her paper crown
January 15th, 2020  
A fun tradition. And Agnes does look very regal.
January 15th, 2020  
A lovely capture! What a fun tradition!
January 15th, 2020  
Agnès looks serene here... she will be pleased with this image.
January 15th, 2020  
Much like what they do in New Orleans only it is a baby Jesus
January 15th, 2020  
how lovely
January 16th, 2020  
A very grand looking crown if I may say so. I love the Galette de Rois tradition although boy, it is rich!
January 16th, 2020  
A very nice portrait of the Queen!
January 16th, 2020  
QE2... needs a bit of cheering up too!
@farmreporter
January 16th, 2020  
What a wonderful tradition. Thank you for explaining and sharing it with us. So interesting.
January 17th, 2020  
I really like how you've made til back lighting work for you.
January 17th, 2020  
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