If you lived closer, then this afternoon, or this weekend, I'd probably give you a call and ask if you'd like to come over and share a galette.
In case we hadn't eaten enough during the holiday period, we can now feast on the galette des rois, a delicious frangipane and puff pastry flat cake.
The galette is slightly warmed then cut in to slices. Somewhere hidden in the almond and butter filling is a little santon, a small ceramic statue, along a more or less traditional theme.
The person who finds this in their slice is the King, and allowed to don the paper crown, supplied with the galette. Sometimes he then chooses his Queen and gives her a buttery kiss. An amusing tradition in a country that likes to behead their monarchs!
This is a charming moment in the year, an excuse to get together with friends, family or even work colleagues, toast the year ahead with a glass of champagne. A low key celebration, very dear to the French, appreciated by children as well as adults.
all photos thanks to Google images