How to Make a Galette Des Rois or King's Cake

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How to Make a Galette Des Rois or King's Cake Recipe
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Here's all the ingredients ready to go

Here's all the ingredients ready to go

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Sugar, salt, softened butter and almond paste ready to be creamed with the hand mixer

Sugar, salt, softened butter and almond paste ready to be creamed with the hand mixer

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Creaming the butter etc

Creaming the butter etc

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Once creamy, add the egg yolks

Once creamy, add the egg yolks

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And the vanilla and beat again until creamy

And the vanilla and beat again until creamy

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Add flours and beat into mixture

Add flours and beat into mixture

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And here's what it looks like before placing in pastry

And here's what it looks like before placing in pastry

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Roll puff pastry to 11 inches or so

Roll puff pastry to 11 inches or so

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Mark with large dish to cut into circle

Mark with large dish to cut into circle

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Here's the mark to cut on.  If on a pastry mat, don't use a sharp knife!

Here's the mark to cut on. If on a pastry mat, don't use a sharp knife!

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Here's the base.  Transfer to parchment lined cookie sheet

Here's the base. Transfer to parchment lined cookie sheet

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Take the second puff pastry and roll out slightly larger than first one to provide overlap

Take the second puff pastry and roll out slightly larger than first one to provide overlap

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Add creamed almond paste mixture on the first puff pastry evenly, leaving at least a half inch around the edge to join with top on next step

Add creamed almond paste mixture on the first puff pastry evenly, leaving at least a half inch around the edge to join with top on next step

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Ohh how cute!  Don't forget to add the "feve" which is the little surprise found in King's Cake in France.  You can use a clean coin or even a hard bean

Ohh how cute! Don't forget to add the "feve" which is the little surprise found in King's Cake in France. You can use a clean coin or even a hard bean

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Whatever you choose, place it in the creamed almond mixture

Whatever you choose, place it in the creamed almond mixture

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From the remaining scraps of dough, cut out designs to lay on top of cake    I cut out the year 2013 and some hearts. You can use cookie cutters too

From the remaining scraps of dough, cut out designs to lay on top of cake I cut out the year 2013 and some hearts. You can use cookie cutters too

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Place the second pastry on top of the creamed almond mixture after wetting the 1/2 inch margin with water with your index finger.

Place the second pastry on top of the creamed almond mixture after wetting the 1/2 inch margin with water with your index finger.

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Unfold carefully

Unfold carefully

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It should look like this

It should look like this

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Press the edges together with a fork to ensure it seals to bottom layer

Press the edges together with a fork to ensure it seals to bottom layer

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Add your cutout decorations

Add your cutout decorations

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Mix egg yolk and water

Mix egg yolk and water

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And spread gently across the top of the galette   You can use some of the egg yolk to stick down the decorations

And spread gently across the top of the galette You can use some of the egg yolk to stick down the decorations

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It should look like this, place in the oven preheated to 400F for 30/35 minutes.

It should look like this, place in the oven preheated to 400F for 30/35 minutes.

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It will puff up in the oven and come out toasty brown.

It will puff up in the oven and come out toasty brown.

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Happy new year!

Happy new year!

Ingredients

1 Pounds Puff pastry 
Cups Almond paste 
6 Tablespoons Unsalted butter 
½ Cups Sugar 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
2 Large egg yolks 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract 
Cups All purpose flour 
½ Cups Almond flour 
1 Large egg yolk 
1 Teaspoon Cold water 
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