Village Baking Company is making their own special version of the King Cake. This will not resemble the Gulf Coast cake that is a ring of twisted brioche topped with purple, green, and gold colored icing. Instead, the Village cake is the more traditional and less garish Galette des Rois.
The galette des Rois is a cake traditionally shared at Epiphany, on 6 January. It celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem. The delicious cake is also associated with Mardi Gras and used in celebration.
Composed of a puff pastry cake, with a small charm, the fève, hidden inside, it is usually filled with frangipane, a cream made from sweet almonds, butter, eggs and sugar. But more gourmet versions are available for us to enjoy, with chocolate, apple or candied fruits. Every year, the leading French pâtissiers offer exclusive creations for the tradition of crowning the one who finds the fève.
The Galette des Rois at Village Baking is a traditional cake made with puff pastry and a frangipane filling, a hidden fève and adorned with a gilded crown.
You will need to order your Galette des Rois 48 hours in advance and the cost is $30. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Village Baking Company | 5531 E. University Blvd, Dallas | 214.951.9077
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