We will, however, have a Three Kings Cake to celebrate the occasion. Now, I am a great lover of traditions and am the first to explore a local custom but I cannot for the life of me get myself to buy a Galette des Rois at the bakery. It is a question of principal rather than price. As my husband can vouch, I am much better at spending than earning money but I refuse to pay 25 Euros for a fluffy pastry tart filled with Frangipane whatever that might consist of (I am still trying to figure that one out).
Therefore I fell back on dear old Betty Bossi (Switzerland's equivalent of Julia Child) and dug out a Three Kings Cake recipe along with a golden paper crown that had somehow miraculously survived since our Lugano days and went to work with Expat Girl, much to her delight. I am no rebel but I needed to prove my point.
The result was flabbergasting I dare say. Honestly, our Swiss Galette des Rois looked better than the professional ones we used to buy in Switzerland... and it tasted better too! The recipe did state: to be devoured freshly out of the oven and so we did.
The flour cost 99 cents, the yeast 83 cents, the butter 98 cents, the milk was 83 cents, a bit of sugar and salt and we served a scrumptious brioche for eight people.
I am wondering if I might be on to a revolutionary business idea? How do you think Swiss Three Kings Cakes would fair in Paris?
Here is the link to the Three Kings Cake recipe: Expat with Kids