Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois Recipe

A Galette des Rois is a traditional French Three Kings’ Day cake prepared for 6th January, Epiphany.
This is an easy recipe + video clip for a Galette des Rois using bought pastry.
It’s fun, delicious, and the video clip provides instructions + listening practice for anyone learning French.
The instructions in French and English are also printed below the video clip.
French/English Christmas traditions:
A coin is often hidden in the Christmas pudding …  In France a tiny figure called a ‘fève‘ or an almond is hidden in the galette des rois – Watch the video and see the fève nestled in the almond mixture.

1 packet de pâte feuilletée    
puff pastry
50g de pâte d’amande          
50g de sucre glace                       
icing sugar
1 oeuf battu                          
           beaten egg
un peu de farine                  
         a little flour
extrait d’amande                  
        almond extract
extrait de vanille                  
        vanilla extract
une fève ou une amande      
   figurine or almond
FOUR:  15mns à 210C              

How to make a Galette des Rois:

Downloadable Worksheet

image for a galette des rois - three kings' day cake

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