Twelfth night cake or “Galette des rois”

Galette 62

On January 6th, it is the Epiphany and in France, it is time to cook a “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake). People from the north of France cook “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake) with almond powder while people from the south of France prefer to cook another kind of “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake) which is quite similar as a brioche with orange flavour. As I am from the north, I will share with you my traditional “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake. I love the “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake) time, so I have added a small touch in order to let it more tasteful. I let you discover it on the recipe.

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PREPARATION: 10 minutes in the bread maker
COOK: 20 minutes at 200°C

What do you need ?

  • 2 puff pastry
  • 100 g of almond powder (or 85 g of almond powder + 15 g of nuts powder)
  • 1 egg
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 50 g of butter
  • 1 yolk egg for helping the top of the “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake) to shine

How to make a Twelfth night cake or “Galette des rois”?

  • Melt the butter in the microwave for 50 seconds at 600W
  • Mix together the almond powder (and nuts powder) with the sugar, egg and melted butter
  • In a large round mould, spread the first puff pastry
  • Prick it with a fork
  • Add on it, the mixture:  almond powder (and nuts powder) with the sugar, egg and melted butter
  • Spread on the top the second puff pastry
  • Spread the egg yolk (mix with water) on the top of the “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake)
  • Put it the “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake)  in this oven for 40 minutes at 210°C

! Tip: if you want to be sure to have a shiny “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake), mix a pinch of sugar in a really small quantity of water and spread the mixture on the top of the “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake)  after 20 minutes of cooking. Don’t hesitate to re-do it 10 minutes before the end of the cooking.

  • Eat the “Galette des rois” (Twelfth night cake) warm or cold

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