Happy New Year to you all.
I did not find any chestnuts so I did not make the tart this time arround.
This cake was easy to make. I used an orange since we did not have good tangerines at the store. I really liked the fresh ginger touch. The carrot added some color to the cake and the orange was very refreshing. This was a very nice cake to dip into coffee, very plain and simple.
My DH in French so I decided for the first time to make galette des rois. He has not been so keen on it since he does not like the cake so much. I wanted to add some french traditions to our household so I baked the cake and hid a small white almond in the cake. We also have 2 children together and I also did it for them.
I used Dorie’s recipe on page 102. This was so easy to make since the dough is store-bought.
Maybe not the best looking galette in the world of galettes but very tasty. My DH was saying that this was nothing like a galette des rois. I could just as well say it was like an eclaire. I was so surprised since Dorie is never wrong and I remember these galettes from my Paris years and they looked like this (sort of). I had never tasted one so I was very baffled. Before going to bed we googled the galette des rois. As it turns out Provence and the south of France has a very different galette, it is more like a Gateau or a Couronne.
So there was an explanation and we could go to sleep. He really liked my galette des rois as it turns out.
The youngest member of the family, Emil Martin age 8 was a King for a day.
To see how other members did visit.