01/08/2016

6th of january : The Epiphany ...to celebrate , the french eat a "Galette des Rois" or a king's cake .

With the French ... it's always about food ! To celebrate the Epiphany until the end of January , people host parties or dinners where they serve for desert a special cake  " Galette des Rois " with a "feve" ( charm hidden inside ). It can be  a coin , a bean or a tiny santon figurine .  Who ever gets it , is crown the king  with a gold paper crown  and is hosting the next party :)

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The frangipane is a very easy cake to make and here is my recipe :

Mix together with a spatula:

150grs /5.3oz Ground almonds

150grs/5.3oz Sugar

150grs/5.3oz sweet butter  creamed not melted

3 large whole eggs

2 tsp of almond extract

Line a buttered pie mold with a puff pastry ( the frozen ones from pepperridge farm work great) . Make tiny holes with  a fork . Fill with the batter and cover with a second puff pastry sheet . Close it , brush with a mix of egg yolk and milk so the pie will brown....you can decorate it with extra pieces of puff pastry or simply use a knife to make some diamond designs .

Bake at 400F for about 40mns or until golden brown . Eat still a bit warm or re- heat  if are eating it later ! Toast with some apple cider or Champagne !

04:26 Posted by Marielle Giai in Recipes | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

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