Avant de vous dévoiler ma recette de la Galette des Rois, retour sur la création de ce dessert 😉
Traditionally, we taste the Kings Cake on the day of Epiphany, a Christian festival that celebrates the Messiah receiving the visit of the three Magi.
But where does this tradition of the Galette des Rois come from?
We have to go back to the Saturnalia (Roman festivals) during which the Romans designated a slave "King of the Day". During this day, the slave had the power to grant all his wishes before becoming a slave again.
In France, there are different types of Galettes. In 3/4 of France, La Galette des Rois is made with puff pastry and filled with frangipane (mixture of pastry cream and almond cream). In the West of France, the Galette des Rois is a brioche with sugar or candied fruit. In France-Comté, this dessert is made with choux pastry.
Which one do you prefer?
Today, we are going to prepare a Galette des Rois made with puff pastry and frangipane.
For 6 servings, you need:
.puff pastry (find the recipe HERE)
.pastry cream: use this recipe with 50g milk, 10g egg yolk, 15g sugar, 5g cornflour.
.40g of almond flour + 10g mixed roasted almonds
.10g of flour
1/ In a container, mix the sugar and the soft butter with a spatula.
2/ Add the almond powder and the mixed roasted almonds (on a baking sheet, spread your almonds and cook them for 10 minutes at 180′. Mixer- them)
3/ Then your egg and the flour. Add your almond cream to your pastry cream. Keep your Frangipane refrigerated until use.
Assembling your Galette des Rois:
1/ Roll out your dough and cut out two circles.
2/ Brush your Galette with egg yolk on the edges of the first circle and add your frangipane in the center.
3/ Put your feve and cover with your second circle of dough.
4/ Press well with your fingers on the edges and chop (make small lines on the edges of the galette) your galette with the help of a knife.
5/ Brush your galette with egg yolk. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
6/ Put in a hot oven, 350′, for about 40 minutes.
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