Since the middle Ages, the Epiphany has been celebrated with a special Twelfth Night cake: la Galette des Rois, literally the King's cake.

The Modern Galette des Rois is made of puff pastry and can be plain or filled with frangipane, an almond flavored paste. Each galette contains a small hand painted porcelain charm.

At the beggining of January in France eating the Galette des Rois is still a very popular tradition and an opportunity for families and friends to gather around a gourmet meal in a pleasant and convivial setting.

The youngest person in the room (usually a child) hides under the table and shouts out which guest each slices of galette should be given to. The person who finds the charm in their slice of galette becomes the King or Queen and is given a golden paper crown. The king or Queen then has to choose his Queen or her King by dropping the lucky charm in their glass.