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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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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,312 Kcal or 13,867 Kj70 gr272 gr219 gr
166 %27 %26 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
581 Kcal or 2,433 Kj12 gr48 gr38 gr
29 %5 %4 %6 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,312 Kcal or 13,867 Kj70 gr272 gr219 gr
166 %27 %26 %33 %
% 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).

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Home made.

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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: Brioche slices with almond cream, Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, Mini almond-morello tarts, Pear tart with almond cream, Rhubarb tart, ... 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: Express apple tart, Vol-au-vent cases, Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Small foie gras pasties, Nanou's tuna tart, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Beef Wellington, Snails in a brioche, Ham "friand" pie, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, Gâteau Basque , ... All

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