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1/4 Photos of Twelfth Night Cake or King Cake(Galette Des Rois)
This is French and Western Swiss recipe served on Epiphany (January 6th) and is traditionally topped with a gold crown. The one who finds the hidden charm (or bean) in their slice gets to wear the crown!. The twelfth Night cake was born from a disagreement which matched bakers against pastry cooks in the 15th century. Each of them wanted to obtain the monopoly of the manufacture of the symbolic cake. Pastry-cooks are won. But Ce furent les pâtissiers qui l'emportèrent auprès du roi François 1er. But bakers could do something. Bakers played on the words : they invented the twelfth Night cake, which they offered to their customers the Epiphany’s day. Each twelfth Night cake hides a charm. Who find the charm in his portion should offer the same twelfth Night cake (which he must pay) to other present persons. (History from http://www.prime.fr/en/history-epiphany-charms.php)
Units: US | Metric
Serving Size: 1 (93 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8