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Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Yes, it's that time of year again.  So far (and I keep counting) I have had this delicacy 3 timesIck! [+o(]

You'd have to live in splendid isolation, not have  French neighbours or friends and not belong to any sort of "association" to have escaped.

What can you do when someone brings one of these things to your house to have a drink with you and wish you bonne année or a neighbour beckons you across the hedge to go in and have a piece of their gdr?

I have had these from expensive patiseries and also have had homemade ones and STILL I find the layers of puffy pastry with a bit of frangipane in the middle not that appetising.  Admittedly the brioché ones can be eaten just like, well, brioche but the pastry ones!!!

Then there is the worry of being the "lucky" finder of the fève and breaking my (very espensive) dental implants by inadvertently biting on it! I have ducked out of this year's énoisage after I read the menu.  You've guessed already what's for dessert!

I won't be able to so readily excuse myself from the gym agm where, as sure as eggs is eggs, there will be gdr.....ugh...


My diet has been shot to pieces and now I shall have to repair the damage inflicted on me, albeit for the best of intentions, by this "treat".  Ah ah, I am not French, GET ME OUT OF HERE!Big Smile [:D]Stick out tongue [:P]

Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Thus far, touch wood and pray to Bobo, I have managed not to eat any. But then I qualify as relatively isolated even though very ‘hail fellow well met’ in the street, through choice.
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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

You are not fully integrated until you start liking a Galette des Rois.
We made our own last week using a Marmiton recipe (bought rolled pastry though .... will have to make own pastry next time)
If you make your own, you have no excuse finding your Frangipane too thin as you can add at will.

The result was somewhat shapeless but very nice to eat.
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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

I have often wondered how many people in France lose teeth at this time of year.

Getting the feve is all very nice but there is a fair chance that you will not only win the crown but also need a new crown.

I think it is tradition invented by dentists to boost profits methinks.

So if you like Galette des Rois, just make sure your mutuelle is up to date before taking a bite.

That is a top ALBF tip !!!
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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

ALBF, have you a new piglet in the family?
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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Must admit I have only ever had a shop bought one - I expected it to be a nice treat and I was very disappointed. Tasteless, and the sort of consistency that you chew and chew and it's still there in your mouth. However I can well believe that home made ones are very different, otherwise I can't see why they would be so popular.
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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Getting the feve is all very nice but there is a fair chance that you will not only win the crown but also need a new crown.

ALBF, I like that remark of yours about winning a crown but maybe losing another one!Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

So, you won't be weaning le petit bébé on gdr any time soon?

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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Partook last evening of the tastiest gdr I have eaten in our nearly 14 years here .. bought by our neighbour at a reasonable price from a boulangerie on the outskirts of our nearest small town. Lots of frangipane and minimum of pastry with just-right-amount of sweetness in the pastry.

Edit : luckily the neighbour got the feve ..
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