It’s that royal time of the year when Campus 55 students are donning their chefs’ hats to bake the traditional French “Galette des Rois”. Tomorrow, the children will exchange these hats for homemade crowns and enjoy a celebratory jig on “La danse de la Galette” before eating this delicious cake.
If you are interested in baking such a delicious cake, here is a recipe to follow. Bon appétit!
- 2 ready-made puff pastry rolls
- 125 g (about 1/2 cup or 4.4 Oz) of almond powder
- 125 g (about 1/2 cup or 4.4 Oz) of sugar
- 75 g (about 1/3 cup or 2.6 Oz) of butter
- 3 eggs
- Mix the sugar and the almond powder in a bowl.
- Soften the butter in a pan; add to the bowl with 2 eggs. Mix everything well.
- Roll out one sheet of the puff pastry into a pie pan. Keep the pastry cool; do not knead or stretch. With a fork, poke holes in the puff pastry.
- Spread the mixture over the puff pastry.
- Put the second puff pastry on top of the mixture and press down on the edges to seal.
- Beat the remaining egg yolk with a fork, and lightly brush onto the top of the galette.
- With a knife, make a crisscross pattern.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes until crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold.