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The Traditional Kings Cake (Frangipane)

The Traditional Kings Cake (Frangipane)
December 18, 2014
The Traditional Kings Cake (Frangipane) recipe

On or during the Epiphany, it is customary to eat a galette. But while the Epiphany is a Christian holiday, the cake of kings celebrated a pagan tradition that dates back to antiquity.
Let's see how to make a good galette frangipane. You will need a beautiful jeweled crown to go with this French tradition, you can click on this link: The Royal Crown

About this recipe

  • Preparation time : 15 min
  • Cooking time : 30 min
  • Total duration : 45 min

Ingredients

  • Puff Pastry Sheets : 2
  • Eggs : 2
  • Almond Powder : 1 1/2 Cups
  • Powdered Sugar : 1/3 Cup
  • Almond Extract : 3/4 tsp
  • Ceramic Favor : 1
  • Crown : 1

Recipe

Making a delicious Kings Cake for Epiphany or anytime:

  1. Start by placing a sheet of puff pastry into a tart or pizza pan. Then pierce in several places with a fork, this will prevent it from drying out during cooking.
  2. Spread softened butter in a pan by heating it slightly so that it is just soft.
  3. In a large bowl, vigorously mix one egg (we keep the second egg for later), ground almonds, sugar and softened butter. Also adds a few drops of almond extract while mixing.
  4. Once the mixture is well blended, spread it on puff pastry dough sheet that you have previously placed in the tart/pizza pan. It is at this time you can put the bean inside. Do not place the favor too close to the center or middle, this way it will allow the favor to stay hidden when you cut the cake.
  5. Place the second pastry sheet on top and press the edges together.
  6. With a knife, draw patterns on the top of the dough to decorate.
  7. Then, breaking the second egg and separate the white from the yolk. With a brush, spread the yolk over the whole surface of the puff pastry (to make it easier to spread you can mix it with a little water). This will give the dough a nice golden color after cooking.
  8. Do not forget to pierce the top of the cake, making small holes with a fork.
  9. Finally, put it in the oven 410 degrees for 30 minutes. Monitor the cooking time to time, and do not hesitate to cook longer if necessary.


Now print your beautiful crown for the king or queen by clicking this link: The Royal Crown
You're ready to share the cake with your friends or family!

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