A traditional French galette des rois pastry. Complete with golden card crown just like the real ones!
The galette is cut and comes with two slices. You can see the frangipane filling.
There is even a tiny heart-shaped fève visible inside the galette!
Measures approximately 2.0 cm (3/4 inch) in diameter.
Note the design of the crown may vary. A selection of galettes is shown with examples of crowns.
The End of December / early January sees the annual appearance of golden discs pastry heaven in French bakeries - the galette des rois - a frangipane-filled flaky pastry treat which marks the arrival of Epiphany.
In each one, a porcelain charm (called a fève) is hidden*. The lucky person who is served the slice containing the charm (and hopefully avoids a broken tooth) is crowned the King or Queen and wins the right to wear the crown that accompanies each galette.
*You can purchase genuine French fèves on this site! Click here 😉