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La Galette des Rois

"Kings' Cake"


Ingredients for 6 people:

2 store-bought puff pastry sheets

Filling cream
125g butter
125g sugar
125g ground almonds
3 eggs

Puff pastry is too difficult to make at home and can be bought frozen at the supermarket; it must be thawed before you start preparing the galette.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To make the cream filling (called "frangipan") mix the sugar and butter and beat until smooth. Add the almonds and the eggs, and beat until smooth again (this can be done in a food processor). On a slightly floured cold surface, cut 2 circles the size of dinner plates out of the puff pastry. Put one of them on a floured baking sheet. Spread the frangipan cream on the circle, starting from the center, up to 2cm from the border. Brush water on the edge around the cream and place the second circle on top of the first one. Press all around the edges to seal them together. If desired, you can decorate the galette by drawing patterns with a fork and brushing the top with an extra beaten egg.

Bake the galette for 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees (until brown). Do not open over door for the first 15 minutes of baking, this will make the cake fall. Serve warm or slightly cooled.