Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois
Staff Writer
Francois Payard

This traditional cake also known as King Cake is an almond filling surrounded by puff pastry. A toy or bean is dropped into the filling and baked. The lucky person who finds the toy is king or queen for the day. 

12
Servings
381
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 5 Ounces blanched almonds, ground
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 5 Ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 whole eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon dark rum

For the dough

  • 1 Pound puff pastry dough
  • 1 toy (feve)

Directions

For the filling

In a large bowl, mix together almonds and sugar. Add the creamed butter, 2 eggs, rum, and mix well together.

For the dough

Divide the puff pastry dough in half: roll out each half into a 12-inch (about) circle. Lay 1 pastry round sheet on a (very slightly greased) baking pan. Pour the filling in the middle and spread without reaching the edge. Drop your "feve" in the filling.

Top carefully with the second circle of dough. Press firmly all around (with moist fingers) to seal the "cake." Glaze the surface with the remaining beaten egg yolk. (For a little more control over the color, brush the yolk on roughly halfway through the baking)

With a knife or a fork draw some light curved lines for decoration. Make a few tiny cuts on the top (to let out steam during cooking).
Cook for about 35 to 40 minutes in preheated 400-degree oven. Oven temperatures can vary; Remove when golden. Cool and serve while still warm if possible.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
52µg
13%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
58mg
8%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
202mg
13%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%