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Galette des Rois Recipe

By Sue Stokes

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Galette des Rois is a traditional french pastry eaten to celebrate Epiphany in early January. If you don’t buy your Galette des Rois with your Christmas shopping, then now is the time to buy the necessary ingredients, ready to make your own for January 6th. 

Here is a quick recipe we love, using store bought flaky pastry which you can find in all supermarkets. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 circles of ready-made pastry (pate feuilletée)  
  • apricot jam (confiture d'abricots) 
  • 100g butter at room temperature 
  • 100g sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 100g  ground almonds (poudre d'amandes) 
  • Almond essence 

Method: 

  • Switch oven on to 200C/fanC180/gas 6. 
  • Put one circle of pastry on a lined baking tray and spread with apricot jam as desired leaving a small border round the edge. My pastry circle was too big for my baking tray so I used a dinner plate to cut round a new smaller circle. 
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg. Stir in the ground almonds and few drops of almond essence. 
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the jam and brush the edges of the pastry with water.  
  • Cover with the second circle of pastry, pressing the edges to seal.
  • With a sharp knife, score the top of the pastry from the centre to the edges like the spokes of a wheel or another pattern of your choice.  
  • Brush with beaten egg and bake for 25-30 mins until crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold. 

Enjoy !

Author: Sue Stokes is a British grandmother living on the Côte d'Azur who loves to cook for her kids and grandkids. She is a regular guest writer for Enfants D'Azur and shares lovely recipes for everyone to enjoy!

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