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Oh Galette de Rois, Oh King Cake, Oh Yes.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Now let's talk about Mardi Gras deliciousness.  I love making this traditional Galette de Rois for Mardi Gras season:
Galette des Rois


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King Cake, Mardi Gras 2011
I am each year perfecting my recipe for the round, yeast-based king cakes that we see more often here, and if I get it exactly right this year, I'll post it.  Ah.  We shall see.

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The king cakes at Sucre are perhaps the prettiest, and they sell these as (completely delectable, oh these are so good) pastries during the year:

Mini King Cake Pastry at Sucre on Magazine

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From the WSJ: The Surprise in Your King Cake Might Be No Prize at All: For Safety, Some Bakeries Leave Out Baked-In Trinkets; Children Cry

Here, some antique (c. 1900) French king cake babies I saw on display at The Presbytere:
Antique King Cake Babies

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Meanwhile, I'm watching The Kingcaker and Eater's map.

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