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Recipe - Galette des Rois

A Galette des Rois or King Cake as it's also known is made with a creamy almond filling sandwiched between two flaky layers of puff pastry. It is traditionally made for the festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season.

Each comes with a crown and always has a trinket, called a fève, or bean, baked into it. If your slice has the fève, you get the crown and the right to be king or queen for the day.This version has the addition of caramelised pears


125g butter

125g sugar

100g ground almonds

2 dashes almond essence

25g flour

2 eggs

2 egg yolks

puff pastry



Cream the butter and sugar, slowly add the eggs then add the flour and ground almonds and set aside.

Caramelise the pears in a little butter and sugar and allow too cool. Cut the puff pastry into 2 circles then spread the almond mix around and top with the pears and sandwich together.

Egg wash and score with your own design and then Bake at 200.C for 20 minutes.

You can check out the video tutorial below on how its made


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