Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Dessert / Recipes Apr 6, 2011 Galette des Rois SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThis French dessert, also known as Twelfth Night cake or King cake, is traditionally topped with a gold crown and served on Epiphany (January 6th). The one who finds the hidden charm (or bean) in their slice gets to wear the crown!1 package frozen puff pastry (two blocks), thawed1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened1 cup granulated sugar2 1/4 cup blanched almonds3 large eggs, lightly beaten1/2 tsp. vanilla1 Tbsp. rum1 small trinket or large dried bean1 gold paper crownfor the glaze, 1 more egg, lightly beaten Preheat oven to 375°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 block of puff pastry to form a 10-inch square. Using a sharp knife, cut out a 10-inch round, using a dinner plate as a guide. Repeat this step with the second block of puff pastry. Using a sharp paring knife, decorate one round with “s” shaped cuts, like swirly spokes going from the centre to the edge of the round. To make the filling, combine butter, sugar, ground almonds, vanilla and rum. Add the three lightly beaten eggs and mix until well blended. To assemble, place the undecorated round of pastry on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread almond filling over the circle, leaving a 1-inch border. Using a pastry brush, glaze the border with lightly beaten egg. Place a trinket or dried bean in the filling. Place the decorated round of pastry over the filling, pressing the edges to seal. Glaze the top with lightly beaten egg. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove and bake for 25 minutes, or until the pastry has puffed up and is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Decorate with the gold paper crown. Note: if it is your first time observing this tradition, don’t forget to warn everyone about the hidden charm or bean! From web editor Rebecca Baugniet’s compendium 500 Pies and Tarts, Sellers Publishing, 2007. DessertRecipes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored July 18, 2017 Summer’s Ice Cream wishes you a Happy National Ice Cream Month! This month, dessert lovers across Canada will be raising their bowls and waffle cones in delicious recognition of NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH, with ... Read More Dessert / Recipes June 26, 2017 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Pie Lip-smacking looks and punchy lemon flavour result in a seriously delicious gluten and dairy-free dessert. If you’re not up for making a ... Read More Dessert / Recipes February 28, 2016 Sunday Baking Project Recipe selection for you Sunday baking project: Broma Bakery’s White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Fresh Blueberries. These cookies are ... Read More Beverage / Dessert / Main course / Recipes December 4, 2015 A main course, dessert and a cider float using local apples Autumn has officially arrived and so has apple season! One of the most cultivated fruits; the apples bears a bountiful harvest. A diverse fruit in ... Read More Dessert / Main course / Recipes September 23, 2015 Sweet and Savoury Galettes: Free-Form Rustic Tarts If there’s one thing I love about the end of summer, it’s harvest-time. The trees are ripe with fruit and the gardens are bursting from ... Read More Comments are closed.