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Launching on the 8th April, grab one at your local PAUL UK
There’s nothing better than a baking your own cakes and to top it off, this cake literally takes 10 minutes to prepare.
2 Divide the mixture between 2 bowls. Stir the cocoa powder into the mixture in one of the bowls. Dollop the mixture alternatively to until all the mixture has been used up. Tap the whole tin on a surface to remove any air bubble and swirl the mixture with a skewer to make the marble effect.
3 Bake the cake for around 45-55 mins until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool. Will keep for 3 days in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months.
Best served warm… this flaky puff pastry layered cake is filled with a dense frangipane (filling made with almonds). La galette de Rois (literally “the flat pastry cake of the Kings”) is a typical type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season. Traditionally, whoever finds the féve (porcelain figurine) in their slice becomes the King or Queen for the day and has to offer the next cake.
In France, you can find them in almost every bakery on the corner.. In London, you can find them at PAUL
In France, Christmas is an opportunity for family and for generosity, marked by family reunions, presents and sweets for children.
The celebration of Christmas in France varies by region – in Lyon, 8 December is la Fête de lumières, when Lyonnais pay hommage to the virgin Mary by putting candles in their windows to light up the city.
The Epiphany (la fête des Rois) is usually celebrated on 6th January with La Galette des Rois – a round cake which is cut into pieces and distributed by a child, known as le petit roi or l’enfant soleil, hiding under the table. Whoever finds la fève – the charm hidden inside – is King or Queen and can choose a partner.