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Galette des Rois - French Kings or Epiphany Cake
Recipe: Galette des Rois
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Recipe: Galette des Rois

Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 352 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 1 packet ready rolled puff pastry 320g
  • 80 g ground almonds
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 80 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Jam – we used quince jam as it was what was open
  • Almond flakes
  • 1 egg and a tablespoon of milk for an egg wash.
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/390F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Unroll the pastry, and find a plate which you can use as a guide to cut two circles of pastry – not too big – I used a side plate.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together, add the almonds, 1 egg and almond extract and mix to a smooth paste.
  4. Lay out one of your pastry circles on a sheet of greaseproof paper on a baking sheet, and spread the jam in a circle in the centre. Allow enough space around the edge to seal on the top layer.
  5. Cover the jam with the frangipane, and sprinkle on the flaked almonds – they add a crunch.
  6. If you have one, hide your trinket at this point. Cover with the second layer of pastry, using a little water to seal the edges.
  7. Make sure the top layer is well crimped on, to stop any leakage. Using a knife, score a pattern on the top. Brush the top with the remaining egg, beaten with the milk. Place in the oven, and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Recipe: Galette des Rois
Amount Per Serving (8 servings)
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.