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galette = apiphany cake

Traditional French Epiphany Cake (galette des rois)

recipe by Nathalie

For 10 persons :

1. In a bowl, mix the soft butter with the sugar and the almond powder. Add in the eggs one after the other and the bitter almond.

2. Put the puff pastry on the oven tray covered with greaseproof paper. With a brush moisten the edges of the pastry.

3. Spread the almond cream on the puff pastry. It's the monent, if you want, to add a small object.

4. Deposit another piece of puff pastry on top. Press the edges of the cake with your fingers. Crimp the edges with a knife.

5. In a bowl, mix one egg and a little milk. Brush this on to the cake.

6. Put it in the refrigerator for 30 min; next brush the cake again.

7. Heat the oven to 240°C and cook the cake for 10 min. Reduce the oven to 180°C and cook for about 15 min.

8. To finish, when the cake is baking, brush it with a cold sugar syrup (5 cl boiling water with 50 g sugar).

9. Now, it's a moment for the distribution.
So, you cut the cake and you can put a cloth on the cake.
Each in turn take one portion.

The person who has found the objet in her/his portion becomes the queen or king. He or she must choose his/her queen or king! 

Enjoy your meal!

recipe by Nathalie

vocabulary (in English, en français)
glazing makes the top of the cake shiny dorure
a small object (traditionally in England, this would be a silver coin, or a farthing) fève
crimp the edge with a knife chiqueter



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