Galette de Rois & Chaussons aux Pommes*

13 Jan

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Our premier class for this month is Pistachio Pie (Galette de Rois)!

Galette de Rois, meaning “King Cake” in English, is a celebration pie eaten in France for Epiphany (Christian holiday). The holiday falls on January 6th, but Galette de Rois is served in patisserie and boulangerie all over France during the whole month of January. It is a big event in France, even in Japan it is getting popular the last few years, and contests are held to choose the best Galette de Rois of the year both in France and in Japan.

The original Galette de Rois filling is a simple almond cream, but we will make pistachio cream and put pitted cherry together. As for the pie crust, we will make in feuilletage rapide, a faster way of making a pie, although it still takes a full day to make… But that makes the pie tastes good and I will be preparing replacement for this class.

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People in Japan comparing Galette de Rois from famous pastry shops

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The best part of this cake is the “feve”, a ceramic trinket hidden in each Galette de Rois. Usually when the pie is cut (by mother), family members (children) will hide under the table so that they won’t accidentally see which slice contains the feve! A person who gets this feve wears a king hat made by paper and becomes a “King” of the day, and it is said that his/her fortune will last for the entire year.

I have a few feve collection as well, and I am going to put one of these into my demonstration Galette de Rois! So let’s have an exciting tea & tasting time! Students who gets the feve will get a gift from me – A free packet of macarons, yehhh!

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We will also make a few Chaussons aux Pommes (Apple Pie) using the balance of pie crust.

Here are the class schedules;

DATE & TIME:    January 16th (Thurs.)   11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                               January 18th (Sat.)  11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                               January 19th (Sun.) 1:00pm-5:00pm – 1 more seat left!

FEE:                      RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

To register for the class, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). Thank you for visiting our site and I will be looking forward to hearing from you!!!

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