355 – Galette Des Rois / King’s Pastry / حلويات فطيرة الملك

Feb 24, 2015 | Desserts

Prep time :

Cook time :

Serves :

6

Complexity :

Medium

Ingredients :

 

  • 3.5 tablespoons (50 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (150 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (150 grams) almond powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom water
  • 600 grams puff pastry
  • Egg Wash: 1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 bean

 

Directions :

 

Step 1: Making the Almond Fillin
1- Let’s make the almond filling. In a large bowl, place the soften butter, powdered sugar, almond powder, and 2 eggs.
2- Mix together, first with a whisk to break the eggs, then use a spatula. Let’s do some arm work, smooth in that butter with the rest of the ingredients until you get a soft velvety mixture.
3- Time to add some flavoring, here I have vanilla paste and of course, the Moroccan touch, Orange Blossom Water!!!
4- Mix well and place the almond filling in the fridge while we are rolling the dough.

Step 2: Putting the Galette Together
1- I am using homemade puff pastry, but you can use a store-bough pasty as well. Lightly dust your work station, pastry, and rolling pin. Roll the puff pastry and place your pie pan in the center it to see if it fits. The pastry should be wide enough to cover the sides of the pan.
Note: Remember, you have to work quickly with puff pastry because it gets sticky when it becomes warm. If so, just put it in the fridge for 30 minutes before continuing to work with it.
2- When ready, place the rolling pin on the edge of the pastry, and roll it along the pastry. Put the pie pan underneath, and roll the pastry in the pan.
3- Gently place the pastry in the pan, and make sure it covers all the sides of the pan. Then press on the edges or use a knife, to cut the excess pastry around. Fix the dough on the sides of the pan if it is too thin – use extra dough if needed and just press it in with your fingers.
4- Prick the base of the pastry with a fork then put it in the fridge while rolling the rest of the pastry to cover the top of the Galettes Des Rois.
5- Take your pastry base (that was in the fridge), place in the almond filling, add a bean or small object to identify the kind or queen, brush the sides of the pastry with water so they become sticky and roll the second pastry on top.
6- Et voila!!! Press the edges of the pan to cut excess pastry and have a perfectly sized top.

Step 3: Baking the Galette 
1- The final step is to make an egg wash which is just and egg and a little bit of water, and brush the top of the Galette. This way we have a beautiful golden color when baked. Use the tip of the knife to make a small hole in the center of the Galette for steam to come out during baking and add pretty lines on the surface!
2- Place the pie in the fridge for 30 minutes before baking it in a preheated oven at 390 F / 200 C and for around 40 minutes or until you have a beautiful golden brown crust.
3- My Galettes Des Rois is done!!! If you are using a pie pan, place it in a bowl so the surrounding circle falls down. Look at this Galettes… it definitely looks
Crusty buttery puff pastry, deliciously sweet almondy filling, with the flavors of Morocco infused in it… This is a bite from heaven!!!!

Bon appetite!

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