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Old 01-24-2020, 11:35 AM   #1
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The French Kings Cake ("La Galette des Rois")

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For my first recipe I suggest the galette des rois :) The French Kings Cake :)


A very simple recipe, without traps, inexpensive and above all delicious! :)


The galette des rois is a French specialty that is traditionally eaten in January. On the occasion of this new year and new decade, I invite you to discover the recipe for this delicious treat!


FOR A SINGLE KINGS CAKE:

- 2 pie crusts (puff pastry)
- 150 g almond powder

- 75 g butter

- 2 eggs + 1 yolk

- 100 grs sugar

- A large box of pears in syrup

- 60 to 90 grs of chocolate chips



The recipe FOR A SINGLE KINGS CAKE :

- Drain the pears.

- Combine all the ingredients except the egg yolk.

- Roll out the first puff pastry. Prick the dough with a fork

- Wet the outer edges of the dough with water for 2 cm

- Spread the almond cream up to the limit of two centimeters

- Take the second dough and place it on the first to close the cake. - Press well on the edges to seal the two pastes.

- Mix the egg yolk with a little bit of water. - Brush the top of the cake with.



/!\ VERY IMPORTANT: make a hole in the middle of the cake so that the steam can escape. Otherwise the cake explodes !!!!! XD /!\

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Old 01-24-2020, 08:21 PM   #2
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I miss "la galette des rois" and haven't ate any since I left France 35 years ago.

I will have to find the time to make your recipe. I didn't know their was pear syrup in it.
Right now, I am perfecting my "Sable Breton" recipe. I am almost there, it taste and look like the real "Traou Mad".
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:14 AM   #3
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Hi, because there is no pears in syrup :) I have done a misktake :)
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:50 AM   #4
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Hi. Can you please clarify about the almond cream? Is it the mixture of all the ingredients except the egg yolk, including the pears? Are they combined in a certain way?

Also, how many pears are in a "large box"? I don't see pears in a box at the grocery stores near me. And, do you need to prepare them in some way? Remove the cores, cut into pieces, etc.? Thanks.
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Hi. Can you please clarify about the almond cream? Is it the mixture of all the ingredients except the egg yolk, including the pears? Are they combined in a certain way?

Also, how many pears are in a "large box"? I don't see pears in a box at the grocery stores near me. And, do you need to prepare them in some way? Remove the cores, cut into pieces, etc.? Thanks.
Hi :)
Sorry for my lack of precision, the previous recipe had 2 errors.
There is no pears in the authentic Galette des Rois. You do not need them.


Here is the corrected version:

FOR A SINGLE KINGS CAKE:

- 2 pie crusts (puff pastry)
- 150 g almond powder

- 75 g butter

- 2 eggs + 1 yolk

- 100 grs sugar

- A large box of pears in syrup

- 60 to 90 grs of chocolate chips



The recipe FOR A SINGLE KINGS CAKE :

- Drain the pears.

- Combine almond powder+2 eggs+sugar.

- Roll out the first puff pastry. Prick the dough with a fork

- Wet the outer edges of the dough with water for 2 cm

- Spread the almond cream up to the limit of two centimeters

- Take the second dough and place it on the first to close the cake. - Press well on the edges to seal the two pastes.

- Mix the egg yolk with a little bit of water. - Brush the top of the cake with.

/!\ VERY IMPORTANT: make a hole in the middle of the cake so that the steam can escape. Otherwise the cake explodes !!!!! /!\
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:01 PM   #6
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Sounds delicious! I'm going to try it. Thank you.
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:09 AM   #7
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You are welcome :)
I have done a short video on youtube (less than 3 min):
"Make a #golden French #kings"cake" (Random Thingy Tank channel) that explains the process ;)
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Kings Cake seems very much like Pithiviers. Can you explain the difference between them? Or are they two names for the same thing?
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The Pitiviers has the main ingredients of a "galette des rois", however they are not the same proportions.
The "galette des roi" is finer and traditionally contains a broad bean, the pitiviers is a "gateau".
In France, a distinction is made between a "galette" - thinner, therefore more crunchy - from a "gateau" (thicker, subtantial)
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The French Kings Cake ("La Galette des Rois") Hi there ! For my first recipe I suggest the galette des rois :) The French Kings Cake :) A very simple recipe, without traps, inexpensive and above all delicious! :) The galette des rois is a French specialty that is traditionally eaten in January. On the occasion of this new year and new decade, I invite you to discover the recipe for this delicious treat! FOR A SINGLE KINGS CAKE: - 2 pie crusts (puff pastry) - 150 g almond powder - 75 g butter - 2 eggs + 1 yolk - 100 grs sugar - A large box of pears in syrup - 60 to 90 grs of chocolate chips The recipe FOR A SINGLE KINGS CAKE : - Drain the pears. - Combine all the ingredients except the egg yolk. - Roll out the first puff pastry. Prick the dough with a fork - Wet the outer edges of the dough with water for 2 cm - Spread the almond cream up to the limit of two centimeters - Take the second dough and place it on the first to close the cake. - Press well on the edges to seal the two pastes. - Mix the egg yolk with a little bit of water. - Brush the top of the cake with. /!\ VERY IMPORTANT: make a hole in the middle of the cake so that the steam can escape. Otherwise the cake explodes !!!!! XD /!\ 3 stars 1 reviews
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