Epiphany galette

Epiphany galette
Here is the recipe for the very classic but delicious "galette des rois" (Epiphany galette) in puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) with almond cream or frangipane .

You will also see some professional tips to easily handle the dough, and obtain a nice and regular galette.
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Last modified on: January 6th 2021

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 hour
Epiphany galette
With the 2 pieces of puff pastry, prepare 2 discs of 9 inches (22 cm) in diameter, which you will put in the freezer, each on a baking sheet for about 1 hour.

We do this to harden them so that they can be handled much more easily.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Epiphany galette
Put disc on a cooking parchment on a baking sheet, then add a layer of almond cream (using a forcing bag is a good idea).

On the photos you can see this is about ½ cm or ¼ inch thick. You can add more if you like.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Epiphany galette
With a brush dipped in cold water, moisten all round the edge of each circle, to help them stick later.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Epiphany galette
Don't forget the charm...(see translator's note below).

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Epiphany galette
Place the second circle on top of the first one.

Let it cool at ambient temperature.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
Epiphany galette
When the top disc is soft, press edges to stick the galette.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Epiphany galette
When completely stick, upside down to have the best disc on top.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Epiphany galette
Glaze the top with a brush.

Stage 9 - 1 hour
Epiphany galette
It you wish, you can cut a pattern with the point of a knife .

Refridgerate for one hour.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Epiphany galette
Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Make a small hole in the centre of the other circle, this will be the "chimney" where steam can escape during cooking.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
Epiphany galette
Glaze a second time, and put in the oven...

Stage 12 - 40 min.
Epiphany galette
... for 20 - 30 minutes.

Be careful to watch for coloration.

Stage 13
Epiphany galette
Let cool on a wire rack.
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].
Few hours.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,908 Kcal or 12,175 Kj470 gr2,614 gr2,544 gr
145 %181 %247 %386 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
404 Kcal or 1,691 Kj65 gr363 gr353 gr
20 %25 %34 %54 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,908 Kcal or 12,175 Kj470 gr2,614 gr2,544 gr
145 %181 %247 %386 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Sulfites, Nuts, Egg
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  • For 1 cake : 3.62 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Almond cream or frangipaneAlmond cream or frangipane: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ramekins with almonds, apples and lemon, Brioche slices with almond cream, Apple-almond shortbread tart, Fondant-iced pithivier, Mirlitons, ... All
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pecan fruit rolls , Courgette tart with mint, Vegetable pie, Yvetot Douillons, Leek and fresh tuna tart, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sesame cookies, Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Chicken pie, Agen prune cake, ... All
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  • Happy new year Louise! all the best for you and your family.
    Posted by jh january 8th 2014 at 08:28 n° 2
  • Happy New Year, jh...Thank you so much for sharing this lovely cake:)
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