The Epiphany in The French West Indies and in France
Today, I am going to share one of the best moment that I like to spend in the French West Indies and in France, it is the feast of the Epiphany.
At home in the French West Indies and in France, the feast of the Epiphany was Sunday January 5, 2020.
On this occasion, we usually make Galette of Kings with Frangipane, almond cream, sweet potato, coconut, apple, guava and many other flavors .
As a family, with friends, everyone has the greatest pleasure of sharing the Galette of Kings together. Whoever finds the bean becomes King and Queen.
In France and the French West Indies, we have at least 2 types of pancakes; firstly the Galette leaf pate and secondly, the Galette brioche which comes mainly from Provincial France.
The Galettes are generally accompanied and served with dry, semi – dry or raw cider for adults and for children with fruit juice or non – alcoholic cider.
Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crusty cakes.
The word Epiphany is of Greek origin, meaning ”appearance’.
The fete of the Epiphany correspond or the Magi kings, guides by the light of a star, reached Jesus in the eatable where he is born.
To celebrate his coming in for respect, the Magi offered gifts to Jesus, gold, myrrh.
I let you discover in pictures what our Galettes looks like.