Galette des rois – the recipe

by Sharon Santoni
a slice of almond tarte with a tiny spoon
When I told you about the traditional Galette des rois last weekend, several people were kind enough to ask for the recipe.  Nothing easier …. You’ll need:
2 blocks ready made puff pastry
2 eggs
2/3 cup/100g ground almonds
1/3 cup/70g softened butter
1/2 cup/100g sugar
1 soup spoon plain four
       I soup spoon rum
Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C.
Roll out the puff pastry into two large identical rounds. Place one onto the baking sheet.  Mix together all the other ingredients (except for one egg yolk, this will be used for brushing the pastry case).  Spread the almond mixture onto the first round, being careful to go no closer than half an inch to the edge.
Carefully lay the second round of pastry over the top and seal the edges with a little water.  Brush the top piece of pastry and round the sides with the remaining egg yolk.  Bake in the oven till golden, for about 25 minutes.

The galette can be eaten cold but is best slightly warm.
Have a yummy weekend!



for the love of a house January 14, 2011 - 3:57 pm

thank you for sharing the recipe Sharon… it looks and sounds delicious!!
happy weekend!

The enchanted home January 14, 2011 - 4:02 pm

This sounds decadent and good! Since I am in the house so much these days sounds like something I will have to whip up. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lorrie January 14, 2011 - 6:48 pm

thanks for sharing – I wondered if you had made it or if it was from a patisserie. Now I know!

Cathi January 14, 2011 - 7:42 pm

Will have to try this delicious looking pastry!! Thanks for the recipe! xxoo

Donna January 14, 2011 - 11:17 pm

Looks just wonderful…yum!!

IAMSNOWFLAKE January 14, 2011 - 11:40 pm

Thanks for the recipe! I will certainly give it a try.

Jojo January 15, 2011 - 2:50 am

I'm definitely trying this recipe!!! Thank you for posting.

webb January 15, 2011 - 3:57 am

Total yum! Need to try this soon. thanks for sharing.

kateR January 17, 2011 - 4:35 am

I made this tonight – lovely. Though I am rather clueless as to working with puff pastry and the results will look better after I do a little research! I've also made the fondant au chocolat two times. So nice to have recipes that are so different from the usual N American fare.

Katty's cosy cove January 17, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Thank you for sharing the galette recipe. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

Jennifer January 18, 2011 - 12:33 am

Ohhh, this looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. So going to try this.


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