King Cake (Galette des Rois)

This King Cake (Galette des Rois) is a very popular French pie. It celebrates the holiday of Epiphany, the day when 3 wise men came bearing gifts for newborn Jesus. The traditional way to bake this king cake is to place a porcelain figurine, a charm or “fève” into the center of the galette.  The person who receives the slice with the charm is “King of the Day”. The lucky winner gets to wear a (paper) crown for the rest of the day!

King Cake (Galette des Rois)

Natalija
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting time (refrigerator) 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) softened butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp rum (optional)
  • 2 sheets ready-to-use puff pastry ( Puff Pastry Sheets)
  • 1 egg yolk

Instructions
 

  • Beat the softened butter and sugar together, then beat in the eggs. Stir in the almond powder. Add vanilla, rum and set it aside.
  • Roll out one sheet of puff pastry. Poke holes with fork.
  • Spread the almond filling over the center of the dough, leaving a 1 inch (1.2 cm) exposed border. If you wish, place a little porcelain figurine “fève” somewhere in the almond filling.
  • Brush the edges of the pastry with water and cover with another circle of dough on top and press down to seal the edges.
  • Use a paring knife to create a design on top of your galette, then brush with beaten yolk. Poke 3-5 holes in the top, to allow steam to escape while baking.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. (Bake on the bottom rack of the oven).
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Chocolate King Cake (Galette des Rois)

King Cake is a very popular French pie that celebrates the Epiphany, in early January. My children love this cake as well as chocolate so the Chocolate King Cake makes them twice as happy!

Chocolate King Cake (Galette des Rois)

Natalija
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 100 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 100 g dark chocolate (60-70% cacao)
  • 50 g softened butter
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g almond flour
  • 2 sheets ready-to-use puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk

Instructions
 

  • Bring the heavy whipping cream to a boil. Pour it on the chocolate, wait a few seconds then mix well until the mixture is homogeneous.
  • Beat the softened butter and sugar together.
  • Beat in the egg. Mix.
  • Then, add the almond flour and mix well.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the almond preparation and mix well. If this preparation is too thin (because it is still hot), leave to cool in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  • Roll out one sheet of puff pastry. Spread the chocolate-almond filling over the center of the dough, leaving a 1 inch (1.2 cm) exposed border. If you wish, place a little porcelain figurine “fève” in the filling.
  • Brush the edges of the pastry with water and cover with another circle of dough on top and press down to seal the edges.
  • If you want, with a knife or just with your fingers, decorate the edges.
  • Brush with beaten yolk. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 390F (190C).
  • Brush with yolk one more time. Using a knife, create a design on top of your galette. Poke 3-5 holes, to allow steam to escape while baking.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
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Cranberry Cake

This homemade cranberry cake is perfect for the winter season. Its bright red color brings holiday spirit to your family dinner or friends party. Easy to make and delicious!

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Cranberry Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 220 g granulated sugar
  • 115 g melted butter
  • 150 g all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 380ºF. Grease and flour a cake pan.
  • Beat eggs and sugar with mixer until slightly thickened.
  • Add melted butter and mix well.
  • Stir in the flour and baking powder.
  • Add the cranberries and stir gently.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool. If desired, dust with confectioners sugar.

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