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.
We start this month of January with a very simple and quick recipe to make for Puff Pastry.
Yes yes. You read correctly. You can make this puff pastry in 15 minutes! So let's go.
For 500g of Puff Pastry, you need:
.240g of cold butter in bug cubes
.90ml of cold water
Preparing your puff pastry quick and easy:
1/ Put the bowl of your robot and the sheet (your robot's leaf-shaped tool) in the freezer for 15 minutes.
2/ In the bowl of your robot, put all the ingredients and mix for 1 minute.
3/ Form a rectangle of dough. The best is to let your dough rest for 15 minutes in the refrigerator before starting to lower it *.
4/ Fleurer* your work surface and roll out your dough into a rectangle about 45cm long and 15cm wide.
5/ Make your first round simple: fold over 1/3 of your dough (start at the top) then close by bringing the bottom of your dough. Turn your rectangle of dough 1/4 to the right. You have just completed your first simple trick.
6/ Flour the work surface and do this step again 4 times (no need for rest time).
7/ At the end of your 5 simple rounds, you can use your puff pastry right away or put it in the refrigerator until use.
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1/ Prepare a Breton shortbread following this recipe HERE
2/ Cut using a mandolin or a very sharp knife, 2 nice apples. Fry the thin slices in a pan in 3 tablespoons of Salted Butter Caramel (find the recipe HERE)
With 2 other apples peeled and cut into pieces, make a compote: in a saucepan, put a little water, a tablespoon of sugar, the apple pieces and cook over low heat until the apples become melting. Mix and reserve.
3/ The day before, prepare whipped white chocolate vanilla ganache following this recipe HERE. Beat it cold on D-Day and put in a piping bag.
Assembling your Thin Apple Tart and Salted Butter Caramel:
4/ Place some apple compote on your Breton shortbread, avoiding the edges.
5/ Put your thin slices of apples and cover them with a little salted butter caramel.
6/ Poach your ganache 😉
To always have the recipe for The Apple Tart and Salted Butter Caramel,