January 6th 2015 is Epiphany Day! French pastry chef, Francois Payard’s is offering a special King’s Cake to make your celebrations and observances even more delectable.
“Epiphany Day, commonly known as Three Kings’ Day in the United States, is on January 6. It celebrates the three wise men’s visit to baby Jesus and also remembers his baptism, according to the Christian Bible’s events. The United States (US) Virgin Islands observe the day as a public holiday”. – Timeanddate.com
The Kings Cake is a Puff Pastry Almond Tart filled with Marzipan. This “Galette de Rois” or King’s Cake was a staple for French-bred Chef Payard growing up when he celebrated “Epiphany”, which is the 12th day after Christmas.
Traditionally, a figurine is hidden in the cake and the person who finds the trinket in their slice becomes “king” for the day.
This year, however, Chef Payard is partnering with Le Creuset to hide a miniature Dutch Oven in each galette. Only two of the hundreds of galettes he is producing in his bakeries will contain yellow figurines. Whoever finds the two yellow figurines will be gifted cookware from Le Creuset and Payard goodies for a sweet start to the New Year.
So… who will be ordering their Kings Cake this year!? How can you pass up an opportunity to eat Chef Payard’s delicious cakes and have the chance to win cookware from Le Creuset?