In 2017, Twelfth Night falls on January 5th. “Galette des Rois” is a puff pastry is traditionally eaten to celebrate the occasion when the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem.
This is a BBC Good Food recipe by Mary Cadogan, tried and tested (with minor adjustments) at the Cook-and-Lunch session in Dorothée Piroëlle's home on February 4, 2015
Adpated from http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/5078/galette-des-rois
- 400g ready-made puff pastry
- 2 rounded tbsp apricot jam
- 100g softened butter
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- Heat the oven to 200°C.
- Divide the ready-made puff pastry in half, roll out each and cut into a 25cm round. Put one round on a baking sheet and spread with apricot jam to within 2cm of the edges.
- Beat together the softened butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg.
- Spoon the mixture over the jam, spreading it evenly. Brush the edges of the pastry with water, the cover with the second piece, pressing the edges to seal. Mark the top of the pastry from the center to the edges like the spokes of a wheel or in a zig zag pattern, then brush with beaten egg.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until crisp and golden. Serve warm or cold.
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