Epiphany means “Galette des Rois” for us French!
January 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
Slowly awakening from the winter break, SWEETTABLESCAPES is thankful for an easy AND tasty way to get back into baking mode. The traditional French “Galette des Rois” or Kings Galette (which celebrates the visit of the 3 wise men to Jesus) is the very popular pastry sold in every Patisserie in France during the month of January. Since it is also one of my daughter’s favorite dessert, we are lucky to enjoy quite a few of these galettes every January. Read more here and here.
This year, instead of the uber-traditional plain almond-frangipane recipe, we made a chocolate frangipane and even added some fresh raspberries in the mix. We also went for a simplified/rustic version with a free-form galette. As usual, when puff pastry is involved, we used store-bought.
one package of puff pastry (2 sheets)
100 grams almond flour
100 grams sugar
100 grams unsalted butter, softened
100 grams dark chocolate, chopped (70%)
10cl heavy cream
one pint fresh raspberries (optional)
Thaw your store-bought frozen puff pastry and roll out 2 basic squares.
Let rest in the fridge for an hour. Take out of fridge and using a knife, trace some lines on dough without piercing, to add decoration.