Galette des Rois

It's january , the " galette de rois" season . It is also called kings cake a classic french cake made specially for the "Épiphany" to make people feel like kings even for a day . Now let's put all the historical background aside and start making one ...

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Ingredients

( for a 6 persons galette)

  • 2 x 300 gr of puff pastry ( you can buy it or if you prefer making your own here is a simple and quick recipe for you here.
  • 1 egg
  • 50 gr almond flour
  • 50 gr hazelnuts flour
  • 15 gr flour
  • 50 sugar
  • 50 gr soft butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk + coffee sirop ( or a simple sugar sirop ) for the egg wash .
  • And of course a fève ( traditionally a smal ceramic statut that is hidden in the cake and the person who finds it will be crowned and if you don't have one you can use a small square of chocolate like i did .

Preparation ...

  1. First , mix the butter and sugar until it becomes creamy then add in the vanilla extract.
  2. Now wisk in the egg .
  3. Then add in the dry ingredients and mix it until having a paste like consistency .
  4. Prepare your puff pastry and cut it into 2 x 15 cm diameter circles.
  5. Place the filling in the center and leave at least 2 cm around the edges , brush it with some egg wash to stick the two piece of doughs together .
  6. Put the fève and close the galette with the second dough and press it gently on the edges .
  7. Finally , brush the egg wash on top and decorate it with a sharp knife .

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And voilà ...