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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Galette des Rois by Lalos

Since Lalos Bakery by Frédéric Lalos opened in the basement of Taipei 101 Mall in late October, I have frequented the store regularly to buy the assortment of baked goods. I really like the bakery and it is a welcomed addition to food scene in Taipei. In late December, after our dinner at STAY Taipei with some great breads by Lalos, we came down to the store to buy some more for breakfast. I noticed they made the Galette des Rois and promptly ordered one with a fève inside to be picked up on the Epiphany.

The galette was freshly baked on the day. The 8.5 inch galette we ordered was NT$520 and it came with a paper crown.

Lalos' version was quite traditional: puff pastry layers with a dense center of frangipane. When we sliced the cake we found a 招財貓 as the fève, which was quite fun. The cake was quite good and our whole family enjoyed it. This year our younger daughter Ava got the piece with the trinket inside and she happily wore the crown for the rest of the night.

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