Raspberry Galette des Rois

Raspberry Galette des Rois

By January 4, 2016

Raspberry Galette des Rois

If you’ve never heard of this delicious tart, it’s a traditional French treat made to celebrate Epiphany when the Wise Men were said to visit Jesus in the stable. Golden pastry, decorated with a scored pattern, is filled with almond frangipane which we’ve flavoured with Sugar and Crumbs Raspberry Ripple Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar (or any flavour of your choice). It goes beautifully with the almond flavour. Usually the Galette des Rois is baked with a china charm inside it somewhere and whoever gets the slice with the charm in it is awarded a paper crown and gets to be king or queen for the day.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes
  • Yield : 8-10



Raspberry Galette des Rois

1. Pre-heat the oven to 200° C, 180° C fan, 350 F, Gas mark 4.

2. Roll out the puff pastry to about 5mm thick and cut out two 25cm circles. You might have to cut one, and then knead together the trimmings and roll out again to cut another circle.

3. Make the filling. Vigorously whisk together the softened butter and Sugar and Crumbs Raspberry Ripple Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar (or any flavour of your choice)  until you have a nice soft mixture. Add the egg and stir again. Finally, stir in the ground almonds and the brandy.

4. Grease a baking tray and lay one of the pastry circles on top. Use a sharp knife to lightly score the other one in a pattern of lines going across or radiating out from the centre. You will find it easier to do this before you assemble the tart.

5. On top of the first pastry circle spread out the almond filling leaving a 2cm border around the edge. Dampen this border with a little water and then lay the second pastry circle, scored-side-up, on top and press the edges down to seal. Brush the top with a little eggwash and then bake for at least 30 minutes or until nicely golden-brown on top.

6. When the time’s up, transfer the tart to a wire rack to cool a little and then dust with Sugar and Crumbs Natural Flavoured Icing Sugar. You can serve this hot or cold and I’d recommend washing it down with a glass of sweet, sparkling French cider.

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