Pithiviers

Pithiviers

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery

Gâteau Pithiviers is a much-loved pastry of France, named after the French town of Pithiviers. It becomes the traditional epiphany cake served on Twelfth Night (6th January) in France, when it is called galette des rois (cake of kings). It was the traditional gift of the baker to his favourite customers, the almond paste sometimes hiding a dried bean or silver trinket, and the cake accompanied by a cardboard cut-out crown. The lucky person who found the bean in his mouth would wear the crown for the day.

It is fairly easy to make, with frozen puff pastry sheets being readily available.

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