French epiphany with a zest of architecture and a pinch of fun

archihihi presents you a playful architecture version of a French festive tradition: hide a “fève” in a special Epiphany cake to find out who your queen or king is! At the origin, people where hiding dried beans (“fève” in French). Nowadays, they are made of clay.


As a bonus, we give you a special galette recipe: the *auntie from Franche-Comte* version!

What you need:
150ml milk
3 eggs
2 tbsp. sugar
70g butter
pinch of salt
140g flour
3 tbsp. orange blossom water

How to proceed:
In a pan, heat the milk, sugar, butter and salt. When melted, add the flour in one go, remove from hob and stir quickly. Add the eggs one by one, stirring continuously. Add the orange blossom water. Spread this mixing in a tart baking tin or in a baking tray (covered with butter + flour or baking paper). Don’t forget to hide the “fève” under the dough!
Put in cold oven and bake at 180°C during 30 minutes.

Then you will need a crown, to put on the lucky winner’s head. We prepared you some nice ones, to cut out and colour yourself. This is here!

PS: Archihihi’s special fèves are made of food safe clay