While the Gallete De Rois is popular in January: February is the month for crepes!
In France, everyone enjoys Gallete De Rois during January to celebrate the holiday Epiphany. The cake has a small porcelain toy inside similar to the Mardi Gras Kings Cake with a baby inside. The Gallete De Rois is a delicious, flaky pastry filled with almond flavored custard (the original). I also tried an apple caramel version which was especially tasty. Whoever gets the toy in their piece of cake gets to be king for the day and must buy the next cake.
I was lucky to enjoy Gallete De Rois four times during the month of January!
Now, back to crepes. Traditionally, the French eat crepes on February 2nd on La Chandeleur, a Catholic holiday in France. According to tradition: You should hold a coin in one hand and a crepe pan in the other hand. Flip the crepe into the air. If you manage to catch the crepe, superstition dictates that you will be prosperous for the rest of the year. (Haven’t tried it yet!)
Earlier this week, I learned how to make them! Marie-Therese, one of the housekeepers, taught Lucie and I how to make crepes. I watched and made sure to jot down some notes.
I had such a fun day making and eating crepes! I also made sure to go for a nice long run that day. I am excited for a month full of crepes and look forward to making them back at home when I return!