23 March 2022

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Year 10 have been baking 'Galette des Rois' as they begin their next topic of Festivals and Celebrations for their GCSE French course. 

The Galette des Rois (‘king cake’) is a dessert that is traditionally served in French households on 6th January, Epiphany. It is a central part of Christmas cuisine in France. 

In addition, the galettes always contain a single little charm, or fève, that is hidden inside. Historically, there really would be a fève (‘broad bean’) inside, but in the 19th century this was replaced by small ornaments or figurines. The person who finds this trinket within their slice will become king or queen for the day, and will have to offer the cake at the following year’s celebration.  

Head of Languages, Mrs Scully, said, "Year 10 did a fabulous job and a big 'merci' to Madame Cowell for delivering the session!"


Tags: Food Tech MFL Year 10