Galette des Rois Aux Amandes

The Three Kings Almond Tart

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

This cake is eaten on the feast of the Epiphany, the twelfth night after Christmas when the three kings arrived with their gifts for the Christ Child. A bean or a gold ring or even a tiny image of the Child is hidden in the cake and the top is surmounted with a golden cardboard crown. When the cake is eaten, the person who finds the object is crowned King of the Feast for the evening’s festivities.