How to make it

  • Grind almonds in food processor
  • Beat sugar and butter
  • add TWO eggs and almonds.
  • You now have Frangipane!
  • Butter a flat baking sheet
  • unfold thawed puff pastries and using a pie pan as a template cut into two circles
  • Lay one circle on buttered sheet and spread Frangipane in the middle
  • Place a dried fava bean or ceramic figure in the Frangipane
  • Using the last egg, beat and paint the edges of the dough
  • Place the other dough circle on top and seal the edges very tight!
  • Brush top with egg (i forgot to in my picture)
  • Bake ~ 25-30 min at 375
  • Dust with powdered sugar
  • AND you have to put a gold paper crown on top. Whoever finds the fava bean wears the crown and is king for the day!
  • You can eat it now.
Galette des Rois means Cake of the Three Kings   Close
America needs more holidays like this. The French have Chandaleur also, which is Groundhogs Day with a crepe.   Close

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    " It was excellent "
    gladyska ate it and said...
    What my children like the best is to find "la fève" in order to be the King or the Queen :-) You can find another recipe on
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  • greekgirrrl 14 years ago
    The Greeks have a similar tradition for the Feast of the Epiphany. We bake a sweet bread called Vassilopita (which translates into "king's pie/cake") into which we put a foiled wrapped silver dollar. When it is served, the person who gets the coin is said to have good fortune in the coming year. No crown though. Shucks!!
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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    Excellent! :)
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  • howiej 15 years ago
    gotta love french class :) We had bread wine (non-alcoholic) and cheese days in high school french class, as well as numerous food projects (and way too many crepes and omelettes)

    It looks beautiful. I want to make it, but I'll wait to splurge and make it - at the beginning of winter term. Jan 6th :)

    It looks beautiful!!!
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  • chickpea_chef 15 years ago
    yup! every thing's made in a crummy dorm kitchen with a fickle stove---but i am FINALLY home for the summer---and I have the blessed KITCHEN AID once again!! electric tools really are under appreciated. ^_^
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    " It was excellent "
    psy333che ate it and said...
    Do you make all of these in a dorm...???
    I am impressed
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  • chefjeb 15 years ago
    Much better than a New Orleans King Cake whichahs the baby inside and is the prize. A king cake is supposed to be a birouche with an incing and green, gold and purple sugar on top. But he supermarkets ahve gotten in the act and make these wigth some awful dough and sweet icing that would gag a maggot. Today they come with all sorts of fillings, another reason to avoid them at any cost. They are sold from 12th night to Mardi Gras.
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