2 store-bought puff pastry sheets
125g ground almonds
des Rois Recipe
Puff pastry is too difficult to make
at home and can be bought frozen at the supermarket; it must be thawed
before you start preparing the galette. Some pastry shops
also sell their own puff pastry, which of course will taste even better.
Preheat oven to 230 degrees Celcius. To make the filling
cream (called "frangipane"), mix the sugar and butter and beat
until smooth. Add the almonds and the eggs, and beat until smooth again
(this can be done in a food processor). On a slightly floured cold surface,
cut 2 circles the size of dinner plates out of the puff pastry. Put one
of them on a floured baking sheet. Spread the frangipane cream on the
circle, starting from the center, up to 2cm from the border. Brush water
on the edge around the cream and place the second circle on top of the
first one. Press all around the edges to seal them together.
If desired, you can decorate the galette by drawing
patterns with a fork and brushing the top with an extra beaten egg.
Bake the galette for 25 to 30 minutes at 230 degrees
Celsius (until brown). Delicious served warm.
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