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Galette des rois recipe

Galette des Rois recipe

Will you be King or Queen for a day?

Serves4
Preparation10 Mins
Cooking Time45 Mins

Every child in France waits impatiently for Epiphany (January 6th) for the delicious spectacle of the Galette des Rois. Supposedly, it's a traditional dessert created to honour the three kings who travelled thousands of miles to visit the baby Jesus in Bethlehem… but actually it is a load of old baloney! It was really created in more modern times by an enterprising French pâtissier who saw the chance to make a quick profit! Nevertheless, it is a marvellous party dessert as two little figurines or 'feves' are hidden in the almond cream; whoever finds one of them will become the King or Queen for the day, and everyone else must obey their every whim!

Ingredients Required

For the puff pastry:

500g
Puff pastry, all butter
1
Egg yolk, organic or free range, beaten for glazing

For the almond cream:

75g
Butter, unsalted, at room temperature
75g
Sugar, icing
75g
Ground almonds
1
Whole egg, organic or free range
1
Egg yolk, organic or free range
1tbsp
Dark rum or Cognac

Cooking Method

Chef tips

"If you're not confident about being able to score in a spiral, you could just simply criss cross."

Voila!

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THIS RECIPE IS ADAPTED FROM THE BOOK KITCHEN SECRETS

Raymond’s love of delicious food is lifelong. Years of experience have given him a rich store of knowledge and the skill to create fantastic dishes that work time after time. With a range of achievable and inspirational recipes for cooks of all abilities - and useful tips throughout - this book brings Gallic passion and precision into the home kitchen.

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