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

Keywords for this recipe:CakePastryEpiphanyThree kingsCharmAlmonds
For 1 cake, you will need:
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18 min.2 hours 10 min.40 min.3 hours 8 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 hour
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #1
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 : Photo of step #2
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 : Photo of step #3
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 : Photo of step #4
Don't forget the charm...(see translator's note below).

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

Let it cool at ambient temperature.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #6
When the top disc is soft, press edges to stick the galette.

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

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #8
Glaze the top with a brush.

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

Refridgerate for one hour.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #10
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 : Photo of step #11
Glaze a second time, and put in the oven...

Stage 12 - 40 min.
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #12
... for 20 - 30 minutes.

Be careful to watch for coloration.

Stage 13
Epiphany galette : Photo of step #13
Let cool on a wire rack.
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].
Keeping
Few hours.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
278 Kcal or 1,164 Kj40 gr219 gr217 gr
14 %15 %21 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
39 Kcal or 163 Kj6 gr30 gr30 gr
2 %2 %3 %5 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
278 Kcal or 1,164 Kj40 gr219 gr217 gr
14 %15 %21 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 cake : 3.62 €

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Source
Home made.
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: Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, Exotic fruit tart, Pear tart with almond cream, Fondant-iced pithivier, Apricot and almond cream 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: Little caramelized peach tarts, Quick flaky pizza, Tart Tatin, Vol-au-vent cases, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chouquettes, Chicken pie, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Old style brioche, French croissants, ... 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:)
    Posted by Louise january 7th 2014 at 15:05 (n° 1)
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