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French Food Friday... Galette des Rois Recipe

A puff pastry pie filled with frangipane, tradionally eaten on Twelfth Night.You will find more about this tradition in the post that I wrote last year. This year I thought that you may like to try making one.

400g ready-made puff pastry
2 rounded tbsp apricot jam
100g softened butter
100g caster sugar
1 lighly beaten egg

100g ground almonds
2 tbsp cognac or dark rum

1. Heat the oven to 200C/fanC180/gas 6.
2. Divide the ready-made puff pastry in half, roll out each piece and cut into a 25cm round. Put one round on a baking sheet and spread with the apricot jam to within 2cm of the edges.
3. Beat together the softened butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg. Stir in the ground almonds and cognac or dark rum.
4. Spoon the mixture over the jam, spreading it evenly. Brush the edges of the pastry with water, then cover with the second piece, pressing the edges to seal. Mark the top of the pastry from the centre to the edges like the spokes of a wheel or in a zig zag pattern, then brush with beaten egg.
5. Bake for 25-30 mins until crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold.

Bon appetit a tous, Leeann x


  1. I've always wanted to make one of these. It looks perfectly golden! Thanks for the recipe, I will put it too use soon

  2. Dearest Leeann,

    Love anything with ALMONDS! Thanks for sharing this.
    Love to you,


  3. It's not as complicated as I thought it would be! This brings back memories of my time living in Saintes when I was lucky enough to find the fève in my piece and my French friends explained the tradition to me! Such a fun evening. Thanks for reminding me!

  4. I am a huge fan of frangipane and have always been so curious about this dessert. I may just have to give it a try soon!


  5. Gorgeous! Today is Saint Joan of Arc's Birthday...I'll pretend it's for her. :)

  6. Thank you for the recipe, what a lovely way to end the Christmas celebrations. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  7. Une belle tradition cette galette.
    Bonne recette.

    Bonjour de France


  8. When I lived in France I loved celebrating the Fete des Rois in January, Leeann. Of course, any meal was a celebration in Paris, but there was one in particular that I was invited to for the Fete des Rois that was incredible. Very, very fond memories...

  9. Ah, I love this; made at ourt house monthly. It's culinary bliss.
    Nice weekend to You;-)


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