Galette des Rois - Three Kings Cake Recipe
Galette des Rois - Three Kings Cake
Flavors of France
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Prep. time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Oven temperature: 180°C / 350°F

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

The three kings' cake or galette, made from puff pastry in which a bean is hidden (to determine the king or queen of the day) is a staple of classical French cuisine.

- 250 g (9 oz.) puff pastry
- 1 egg yolk, thinned with a drop or two of water
- almond paste
- 1 dry bean
  1. Divide the puff pastry in half; roll out to form two discs;
  2. place the first disc on a baking sheet; spread a layer of almond paste on top; place the bean inside; cover with the second circle of pastry;
  3. using a knife, create a decorative pattern on the top of the pastry; brush with the beaten egg yolk;
  4. bake at 180° C (350° F) for 20-25 minutes, until the top is nicely browned.
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