~galette des rois 2013~

This year I made a galette filled with a mixture of frangipane and soft apple pieces.

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Pretty similar to the traditional galette des rois but with less almond paste and lots of apple!

Ingredients (for 6 big people):

2 rounds of puff pastry or about 500g of puff pastry

80 g ground almonds

80 g sugar

1 large egg

80 g of butter

2 tablespoonfuls of créme fraîche or natural yoghurt

3 apples, peeled, cored and cubed

1 egg yolk to brush onto pastry before baking

A lucky charm (a figurine, a fève) to hide inside the cake

How to : Place 1 pastry round on the baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Sauté the apples in a little butter and a tbsp of brown sugar until softish. Leave to cool. Meanwhile mix all the other ingredients (almond powder, sugar, egg, butter, créme) together in the processor or in a bowl until you’ve got a thick paste. Mix the apples into the paste then spread the mixture over the pastry circle, leaving about a 2cm gap between the mixture and the edge of the pastry. Position the charm somewhere in the mixture – preferably towards the edge of the circle to minimize the chances of finding it when cutting the cake later.

Paint round the pastry edge with warm water, lay the second pastry circle on top and press the edges together well. Use a knife to gently score the pastry which will leave a nice pattern when baked. Paint the top pastry with beaten egg to ensure the cake is glossy when it comes out of the oven.  Finally, to avoid the cake swelling up or drying out, pierce a small hole in the center to allow air to escape. I read somewhere that the galette should then be chilled for 20 mins or so before being put in the hot oven as the sudden temperature change makes the puff pastry rise more evenly, so I put mine in the fridge and then baked it at 210 ° C for approximately 25 minutes (check the cake after 20 mins, but don’t hesitate to leave it for up to 35 mins if necessary). It can be eaten warm or cold, on its own or with ice-cream, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine…

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17 Comments

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17 responses to “~galette des rois 2013~

  1. Very Pretty Candy!! Happy new year 🙂

  2. That galette looks so delicious!

  3. Looks wonderful. Love desserts like this.

  4. Well done! It looks delicious!

  5. I love your version a lot: much better then the original! 🙂 MMMMMMMMMMM!

  6. beautiful– you are a wonderful baker… thanks.

  7. Thanks for this. I know now is the time for these but I’m trying SO hard to take a sugar break this month. I do have about a hundred (literally) of those little figurines. Bought them in Paris and had to get them in bulk!
    cheers… wendy

  8. petit4chocolatier

    Looks very delicious!!

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