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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

 Noisette wrote:
There's no getting away from them here, but in desperation, I made both versions myself this year. I'd only ever done the frangipani one before. They're both infinitely better home-made! One big plus was not being able to find the 'fêves' anywhere in the house, in time to include them. What a shame.... Just need to work on getting hold of some decent cider for next January ;-)

Noisette, my favourite cider used to be from a little resto (maybe not a "real" resto, perhaps call it a bar/café) in Normandy where the cider is slightly cloudy and made by the owner.  First time we went, it was boiling hot and 2 small glasses were delightful.  Next and subsequent times, he'd bring the whole bottle out and leave it on the table!  Massive temptation but commonsense always prevailed because we didn't live there and had long drives ahead.

Failing that place, I have recently taken to pink ciders and there is one which is superior to the own-brand supermarket ones but I'm blowed if I can remember the name!Blush [:$]  It could be Brittany or Normandy cider but I served it to my French neighbour and indeed she liked it so much, she served it with HER galette des rois.  Cider was fine but no, still can't like the gdr!

If you have not had the pink type, noisette, you might like to try it?

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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Looks like bakewell tart to me.

Something grannies used to makeSmile [:)]

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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Mint, I remember sitting in the March sunshine at Le Bec Hellouin, many years ago, drinking Normandy zider out of pottery cups :-) Thanks for the tip about pink cider. Is it brut or doux though? Can't abide the sweet stuff, whatever colour it is!
One of my briochée galettes was drier than the other, despite using the same recipe for both. The dry one is going to be transformed into baba au rhum ...yum !
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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Oh, you gourmande, youSmile [:)]

No worries, the pink cider is brut.


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Heehee. Excellent! Will have a look for some tomorrow :-)
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Still looks like a boring bakewell tartBig Smile [:D]

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The "bakewell" tarts sold in supermarkets are tasteless.

However, in Bakewell, tarts are not made - they are Bakewell Puddings and delicious.
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Re: Does anybody actually LIKE galette des roi?

Counting the days now to the end of the gdr season.  This evening, OH tried his best to persuade me to go to his table tennis assoc's galette night.

I felt really mean saying no but, for the life of me, I don't think I can face another piece of gdr.  One more occasion to have this delicacy however.  This will be at my gym but I am hoping that perhaps they have already eaten it last Monday when I couldn't go!

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