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Galette des rois winter recipe: let’s make it early tonight! Why should it be done tonight? On what day should galette des rois be made in 2023? Everything you need to know about galette des rois!

Galette des rois: what day is galette des rois?

When do we serve galette des rois today?

Galette des rois is made after the New Year’s greeting, on the second Sunday after Christmas or the first Sunday after the New Year, or on January 1st. This is what the French people decided not to follow the very strict rule of preparing tonight, the day of the Epiphany celebration, which falls on January 6, 2023. Instead, the galette des rois will be celebrated next Sunday, January 8.

What date is Epiphany or King’s Day?

galette des rois frangipane recipe

What is Epiphany? Epiphany is a Christian holiday. It marks the coming of Christ and his incarnation into the world. He is visited by three Magi. Epiphany takes place on January 6. What is the connection between this Christian holiday and galette des rois? The golden round cake belongs to the three Magi. They were guided by the star of Bethlehem to go there and serve themselves in front of the nativity scene where Jesus would be born.

As for beans, in ancient Rome it was customary to draw lots using a token for the king of the feast. But a legend tells of another origin of the bean: Donkeyskin, inspired by Charles Perrault’s tale. Forgetting a ring on a cake meant for a princess, Donkeyskin would inspire this custom.

Since 1971, Catholics do not officially celebrate this day, it is not a public holiday. Today, we call this day “The Feast of Kings”. Those who honor the date of Epiphany prepare and serve the famous galette des rois.

Let’s also remember that today some Orthodox Christians like Serbs and Russians celebrate Christmas.

Galette des rois: a winter recipe

bean galette des rois recipe

What is galette des rois as a cake?

It is chocolate, pistachio or apple etc. is a frangipane or brioche cake flavored with

Ingredients for 8 people:

500 g of homemade dough or 2 rolls of yogurt dough
2 Clementines
2 limousine golden apples
120 g of pitted Agen plums
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise (star anise)
1 piece of vanilla pod
3 tablespoons ground almonds
2 tablespoons of lemon honey
1 tablespoon of orange blossom water
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of milk or water

Preparation and cooking

king cake January 6, 2023

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (6/7).
  • Peel the apples, remove the seeds and cut into cubes.
  • Peel the clementines, separate the segments and cut them in half.
  • Peel the plums and cut them into small pieces.
  • Put these fruits in a pot with honey on low heat, add 2 tablespoons of water, spices and orange blossom. Leave in the heat for 20 minutes. Then cool. Add the crushed almonds and mix. Leave aside.
  • Roll out a disk of puff pastry on parchment paper. Cover with thick fruit cream to place the beans on top.
  • Moisten the edge of the paste with a brush. Then place the second disc on top of the folded dough. If rolled, set aside, pinch and roll all over. If there is too much water, the pastry will not stick and the fruit cream will come out during cooking.
  • Cut the edge of the patty with a long, thin, pointed knife using the blunt side. Lightly make small slits all over the dough. Chiket allows the dough to rise more easily while baking and decorates it.
  • Brush the surface with egg wash. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Iron on a layer of gold.
  • Using a toothpick, make a drawing on the dough, push the knife very slightly and make a small hole in the center and 3 other small holes along the drawings for steam to escape.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes, after 10 minutes lower the oven to 170°C. Watch the dough as it cooks so as not to spoil it.

Enjoy hot.

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