Some people prefer the COURONNE DES ROIS, a brioche-like ring of pastry studded with candied fruit.
WARNING: With apologies for the interruption, I would like to point out that in this blog I will be referring occasionally to my book "Taking Root in Provence" (2011). In doing so, I am aware of the possibility that you may end up on Amazon.com where the book is for sale, and I want to warn you NOT to buy my current book together with an earlier one called "Ten Years in Provence" (2008), no matter what Amazon says. "Taking Root" expands on and replaces "Ten Years" but unfortunately I cannot remove the earlier book from Amazon where it will stay until the stock is depleted. Appeals to Amazon to remove their statement that these two books are "Frequently Bought Together" have been unsuccessful.