Kings Cake - Galette Des Rois
8 servings
30 min active time
2 h 30 min total time
5.0 (1 vote)
Dessert
French
Medium
Vegetarian
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Ingredients
Almond Paste
Butter
150 g
Sugar
150 g
Almond Flour
150 g
Eggs
3
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
Rum
1 Tbsp
Assembly
Puff Pastry Sheet
2   about 16 oz or 450 g total
Egg
1
Nutrition
Amount per serving
Daily %
Calories
591
30%
Total Fat
41 g
53%
Cholesterol
144 mg
48%
Sodium
308 mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
47 g
17%
Fiber
0.92 g
3%
Total Sugar
19 g
Proteins
7.8 g
16%
Calcium
23 mg
2%
Iron
2.0 mg
11%
Potassium
77 mg
2%
Vitamin D
0.62 mcg
3%
Daily % are based on a 2000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs (guideline from FDA).
Disclaimer: The nutrition depends on the products you use, as there can be large variations between products. This information may be incomplete/inaccurate, as we may not have accurate data for some ingredients.
Instructions Display images:
  • Almond Paste
    • 1In a medium mixing bowl or mixer, place the room temperature butter (ideally "pommade" style) .
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    • 2Add the sugar. Mix until homogeneous.
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    • 3Add the vanilla extract and optionally the rhum.
    • 4Add the eggs one by one and mix.
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    • 5Add the almond flour and mix.
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    • 6Put the almond paste in a piping bag (or don't, it will be a bit more uneven which is fine too).
  • Assemble
    • 1On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry. Aim for a thickness of about 1/8 inch or 3 mm. Cut 2 circles of the same diameter (e.g. 10 inches).
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    • 2Place parchemin paper on a baking sheet, and place one circle of dough in the center.
    • 3Make an egg wash and paint the outer 1.5 inches of the dough.
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    • 4Pipe or spread evenly the almond paste on the puff pastry, in a spiral motion, leaving 1.5 to 2 inches uncovered.
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    • 5Optionally, place an almond, a bean or a charm in the paste (avoid the center).
    • 6Cover with the 2nd circle of puff pastry. Make sure to create a seal by pressing the edges.
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    • 7Scallop the edges using the back of a knife (1/2 inch deep). Create a couple vents. With a sharp pairing knife, score the dough and create a pattern for decoration.
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    • 8Paint the puff pastry with the egg wash.
    • 9Paint with an egg again, avoiding the edges.
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    • 10Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Bake
    • 1Preheat oven to 375F or 190C.
    • 2Bake for 45 minutes or until nicely puffed and golden.
    • 3Serve lukewarm.
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