How to Bake a Galette Des Rois

Traditionally eaten on Éphianie, January 6th, this French almond pastry contains a little bean. Whoever eats the bean is the king for the day!

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How to Bake a Galette Des Rois Recipe
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Gather supplies!

Gather supplies!

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Preheat your oven to 180C.

Preheat your oven to 180C.

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Cut your square pastry into a circle. You can always get circular puff pastry, but this way you can scraps, which can come in handy later.

Cut your square pastry into a circle. You can always get circular puff pastry, but this way you can scraps, which can come in handy later.

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Perfect circle!

Perfect circle!

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Cut another and save it for later.

Cut another and save it for later.

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Crack your eggs. Separate one yolk from everything else.

Crack your eggs. Separate one yolk from everything else.

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I forgot to take a photo. Soften your butter.

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Butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.

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After you mix, it may become clumpy.

After you mix, it may become clumpy.

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Smashing it against the bowl with a spatula seems to fix this.

Smashing it against the bowl with a spatula seems to fix this.

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Even if it's clumpy, the liquids will fix it! Throw in the one egg and one egg white, as well as a bit of vanilla extract.

Even if it's clumpy, the liquids will fix it! Throw in the one egg and one egg white, as well as a bit of vanilla extract.

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Now it vaguely resembles scrambled eggs.

Now it vaguely resembles scrambled eggs.

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This time the solids save the day. Toss in your almond powder.

This time the solids save the day. Toss in your almond powder.

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Almond cream!

Almond cream!

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Transfer it to your pastry.

Transfer it to your pastry.

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Start spreading  it out around, but leave space around the edges!

Start spreading it out around, but leave space around the edges!

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Place your bean in. It's a butter bean, so I put a little butter there for extra flavor.

Place your bean in. It's a butter bean, so I put a little butter there for extra flavor.

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There we go!

There we go!

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Place the other sheet of pastry over it. Make sure the edges are stuck together!

Place the other sheet of pastry over it. Make sure the edges are stuck together!

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Make a pattern.

Make a pattern.

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Poke lots of holes. I ended up adding more. Once I made this and forgot the holes. It came out nice and rosy but a few hours later it deflated like a balloon, giving it a kind of mountain range look.

Poke lots of holes. I ended up adding more. Once I made this and forgot the holes. It came out nice and rosy but a few hours later it deflated like a balloon, giving it a kind of mountain range look.

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Remember that lonely egg yolk?  Add half a tablespoon of water and mix.

Remember that lonely egg yolk? Add half a tablespoon of water and mix.

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Rub your baby chicken on to your galette.

Rub your baby chicken on to your galette.

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Here are where the scraps come in! Place a filling of your choice in the middle.

Here are where the scraps come in! Place a filling of your choice in the middle.

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Fold the top and bottom

Fold the top and bottom

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Fold the side in

Fold the side in

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Wrap around the two long strands of dough around the centre.

Wrap around the two long strands of dough around the centre.

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Brush on the rest of the egg wash.

Brush on the rest of the egg wash.

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Get creative with your fillings and designs! Leftover almond cream works well.

Get creative with your fillings and designs! Leftover almond cream works well.

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Set your oven for 20 mins.

Set your oven for 20 mins.

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Mmmmmmm! Enjoy your galette des rois!

Mmmmmmm! Enjoy your galette des rois!

Ingredients

100 Grams Almond powder 
100 Grams Butter 
100 Grams Sugar 
2 Eggs 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract/flavoring 
1 Bean 
2 Puff pastry 
Filling for scraps 
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