Galette des rois with almond paste

    1 hour 5 min

    If you have the time, toast and grind your own almonds for the filling, it tastes so much butter than store bought ground almonds.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 ready rolled puff pastry sheets
    • 60g salted butter, softened
    • 165g finely ground almonds, preferably toasted
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 3 to 4 drops almond extract
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Cut out two large circles from the puff pastry.
    2. In a bowl combined salted butter, ground almonds, sugar, egg and almond extract and mix with a fork. Spread over the pastry circle but leave 1cm around the edge free. Place a dried bean in the frangipane.
    3. Brush the edge with a little egg yolk and place the second circle on top. Press down the edges to seal. Brush the entire surface with egg yolk and make a few small cuts in the top to allow the steam to escape.
    4. Bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

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