>Today is Epiphany and all over France the arrival of the Kings is celebrated by baking a large galette of puff pastry stuffed with almond and rum and hiding in its delicate folds a “feve” or small porcelaine charm. I did the baking today and will give you the recipe tomorrow because it is the easiest and quickest patisserie ever! More on this tradition later.
One pound flour (1/2 lb. extra for kneading in), 5 oz. stoned raisins, 4 oz. sugar, 4 oz. butter, 2 eggs, 2 oz. bakers’ yeast. Pour a little lukewarm milk over the yeast, mix the warmed flour with a little milk, add yeast and mix. Place the dough in a warm place to rise for an hour. Mix int he melted butter, eggs, sugar, fruit, grated peel of a lemon, and somme candied peel, and knead well with remaining flour. Put back to rise for an hour. Place the dough on a baking sheet, making it into an oval flat shape, fold one side half over, brush with egg, strew with halved almonds and sugar. Bake 45mn in a hot oven. Sprinkle with icing sugar when baked.