Visitors to France will be aware of a certain 'pastry' that appears in the shops just after Christmas.
The Galette des Rois is a flaky pastry filled with almond paste frangipane. The Galette also comes complete with a hidden fève (the French equivalent of a sixpenny piece in a plum pudding), and a paper crown for the finder.
The Galette is traditionally eaten at Epiphany (no idea what this is) which falls on the first Sunday after January 1st.
I'm not a sweet eater, but a slice of almondy Galette with my afternoon cup of Lapsang is essential at this time of year.
If you happen to find yourself in France just after Christmas; I recommend.... Delicious.
We buy ours from the bakery, but supermarket versions (such as above) are just as good.