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Epiphany galette

Epiphany galette

Quick recipe for this classic French cake with a "lucky charm" baked into it, usually served on twelfth-night (Epiphany). If you don't like almond cream, you can also try this version with caramelized apples.

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Last modified on: September 11th 2018

For 1 cake, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

1 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #1Put 250 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) circles on your work surface, and prick all over each one with a fork or a "pique-vite", to prevent them inflating too much during cooking. 3 min.
2 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #2With a brush dipped in cold water, moisten all round the edge of each circle, to help them stick later. 3 min.
3 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #3On one circle, spread 300 g Almond cream or frangipane in an even layer, stopping inside the moistened edge.

On the photos you can see this is about ½ cm or ¼ inch thick. You can add more if you like.
5 min.
4 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #4Don't forget the charm...(see translator's note below). 1 min.
5 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #5Make a small hole in the centre of the other circle, this will be the "chimney" where steam can escape during cooking. 2 min.
6 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #6Place the second circle on top of the first one. 5 min.
7 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #7Then fold over the edges a few millimeters to completely stick the two circles.

You can now press the top of the galette gently with a rolling pin, to distribute almond cream evenly.
5 min.
8 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #8Glaze the top. 5 min.
9 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #9It you wish, you can cut a pattern with the point of a knife .

Refridgerate for one hour.

Preheat oven to 430°F (220°C).
3 min.
10 Epiphany galette : Photo of step #10Put in the bottom of your oven for 20 - 30 minutes. Be careful to watch for coloration. 30 min.

Remarks

You can also replace almond cream with stewed apples, or other stewed fruits.

[translator's note: Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the 3 wise men or kings to see the baby Jesus. Whoever finds the charm - chew with caution! - in the galette is proclaimed "king" (or queen) of the feast. Bakeries usually include a gold cardboard crown with each galette sold. The charms, usually ceramic, are very collectable. A large dried bean ("fève" = bean in French) could be used instead].

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
278245 gr197 gr202 gr
139 %17 %19 %31 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4888 gr34 gr35 gr
24 %3 %3 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For 1 cake : 3.13 €

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