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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

Stage 1
3 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #1 Put 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.
Stage 2
3 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #2 With a brush dipped in cold water, moisten all round the edge of each circle, to help them stick later.
Stage 3
5 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #3 On 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.
Stage 4
1 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #4 Don't forget the charm...(see translator's note below).
Stage 5
2 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #5 Make a small hole in the centre of the other circle, this will be the "chimney" where steam can escape during cooking.
Stage 6
5 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #6 Place the second circle on top of the first one.
Stage 7
5 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #7 Then 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.
Stage 8
5 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #8 Glaze the top.
Stage 9
3 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #9 It you wish, you can cut a pattern with the point of a knife .

Refridgerate for one hour.

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

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
2357744 gr2549 gr1864 gr
118 %286 %240 %282 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
413130 gr447 gr327 gr
21 %50 %42 %50 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 cake : 3.13 €

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