Kings Galette

    55 min

    This French cake is flavoured with orange blossom water. You can replace it with rum or vanilla, if you prefer. It's a relatively thin cake, so if you choose to add a charm, make sure that it's pretty flat.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 knob butter
    • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 150g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
    • 250ml milk
    • 4 eggs
    • 60g caster sugar
    • 75g butter
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 ovenproof charm (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. In a large saucepan, bring the milk, butter, salt and sugar to the boil.
    3. Reduce to low heat and add the flour to the saucepan in one go. Quickly stir until the batter pulls away from the sides of the pan.
    4. Remove from heat, slightly cool, then add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each egg.
    5. Add the creme fraiche and orange blossom water (or another flavour).
    6. Butter and flour a pie tin. Pour the batter into the pie tin then hide the charm in the batter. Use a fork to decorate the cake and draw some grid lines on the cake.
    7. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
    8. Cool to room temperature. NOTE: The cake will deflate as it flattens.


    To have a golden brown cake, remove from the oven after 10 minutes. Whisk one egg yolk in a bowl and brush the cake with the egg yolk. Put the cake back in the oven.

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