Beginning in January, 2018 The French Tarte is offering monthly specialties that reflect French traditions and seasonal ingredients. As each month approaches, the offerings will be posted on the website and will be available for order by phone or email. Pickup or delivery can be arranged in the greater Grand Rapids area. Enjoy the upcoming year of treats!
Galette des rois or king's cake: sold in pastry shops in France during the month of January, these are now available right here in Grand Rapids Michigan! Orders accepted beginning January 2nd for first available pick-up or delivery on January 6th (Epiphany). Galettes will be available (three days notice please!) until the end of January (or until the supply of fèves is depleted).
Each galette is approximately 9 inches in diameter and serves 8 very nicely. Cost $32, payable by cash, check, credit card or PayPal.
Contact Susan at 774.280.4803 or email@example.com to place your order.
Galette des rois (king's cake) comes complete with paper crown, as well as a collectible porcelain fève from Paris baked inside. This from-scratch-by-hand puff pastry filled and baked with almond cream is traditionally made for Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas. Enjoying this tradition is typically a family affair in which the youngest crawls under the table and dictates who will receive the next piece. The one who gets the portion containing the fève is crowned king (or queen) for the day.
If you'd like to know more about how this delight is created, check out my post.
To jazz it up, here's a great serving suggestion: top with freshly whipped cream, toasted sliced almonds and fresh orange slices with warmed caramel sauce. Whoa baby!
Here's just a hint for what's coming in February when we can celebrate Valentine's Day all month long. I'm working on a gift-boxed trio of special individual heart shaped financier cakes (citrus, chocolate hazelnut, matcha berry) and a 5 inch raspberry chocolate custard tart made just for two. Stay tuned for more details the last week of January! Can't wait.