In Paris, the traditional cake to celebrate the epiphany from January 6 till the end of the month is the “Galette des rois”: you will see its golden crust shine in all bakeries.
Where do Parisians go to buy this delicious cake made with shortcrust pastry and frangipane and which contains a king’s bean? Here are three good addresses.
With 2 restaurants, 5 pastry shops, 1 chocolate factory and 1 bar in Paris, the pâtissier Cyril Lignac is a “must”. And when it comes to the galette des rois, he innovates every year. In 2022, you have the choice between the almond pancake with caramelized puff pastry and almond cream, and the gianduja pancake, with its touch of chocolate. The closest shop to Quartier Libre Saint-Georges is 9 rue Bayen, 75017, metro Ternes. From 22 € for 4 persons.
Best pastry chef in the world 2018, Cédric Grolet offers a galette called Diamant. The crunchy puff pastry is accompanied by a dough that looks like diamond with brown sugar, frangipane cream, hazelnuts and gianduja. From 22 € for 4 to 6 persons. 35, avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris.
Very popular with Parisians, the Frichti application allows you to order ingredients for cooking. Quite clever for those who, like the guests of Quartier Libre, have fully equipped kitchens in their Parisian apartments. And even better when their homemade pancake helps a noble cause: helping the Resto du Coeur, the food aid association created in 1985 by the great French comedian Coluche. 1 cooked Frichti pancake = 1 portion distributed to the Restos du Cœur. From 3.90 euros for an individual cake.
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