We’ve just celebrated Christmas and New year. The UK has finalised the Brexit deal with the EU and we welcomed the colossal news about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine being approved and ready to be rolled out…it is clear that 2021 has arrived with a bang.
This is why we feel somehow more hopeful about the future.
It is on that high spirit note that I would like to talk about the kings’ cake better known as ‘la galette des rois ‘ celebration. This is a celebration that will be taking place around Europe and the UK on the 6th of January.
You can find out about the History of this popular holiday by clicking here.
This French tradition allows people to get together on the 6th of January and share what they call ‘la galette des rois’ or the kings’ cake.
‘La galette des rois’ is a pastry that comes in different sizes, made with creamy almond paste known as ‘frangipane’. Inside the pastry is a hidden gem 💎 called ‘la fève’ and whoever finds it will be Crowned King or Queen.
It’s such a great way to bond with family and friends or an even better opportunity to create a new tradition.
There are places you can go to get your ‘galette des rois’. If you live in Oxford, here are some places:
1. Gatineau, 209 Banbury Rd, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ
2. Paul, Westgate Shopping Centre, Upper Ground Floor, Oxford OX1 1NZ or 138 High St, Oxford OX1 4DN
You will need to order yours in advance – just go to their respective website.
For anywhere else in the UK, go to a French bakery, you are guaranteed to get one or even better you can try pre-ordering online from your local French bakery shop. This way, you can be certain to have yours waiting in stores.
Have a fab time with your family and friends. Come back and leave a comment below on how your celebration went!