How to Make Three Kings Cake

Recipes for versions of a popular Christmastime treat.

 

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French King's Cake (Galette des Rois)

  • Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F)
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Baking time: 20 minutes
  • Cost: Reasonable
  • Difficulty: Relatively easy

    Ingredients

  • 250 g (9 oz.) puff pastry (made with butter)
  • 1 egg yolk mixed with a drop or two of water
  • Almond paste
  • One dry bean

    Preparation

    1. Divide the puff pastry in half.
    2. Roll out to form two discs.
    3. Place the first disc on a baking sheet.
    4. Spread a layer of almond paste on top.
    5. Place the bean inside.
    6. Cover with the second circle of pastry.
    7. Using a knife, create a decorative pattern on the top of the pastry.
    8. Brush with the beaten egg yolk.
    9. Bake at 180° C (350° F) for 20-25 minutes, until the top is nicely browned.

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