Vegan Galette des rois recipe it is also called a King’s cake or King’s galette in English.
In France in the first week of January we celebrate the Epihany with this Galette des Rois / Kind’s cake with a “frangipane” /almond filling. It is to celebrate the venue of the three Wise Kings after the birth of Jesus bringing in gifts.
This galette des rois used to be one of my favourites as a child. You can only find it in bakery in January! They are often shared with friends and colleagues for afternoon tea with a cider to celebrate in the new year too.
Living in Australia for the past 12 years I am really missing the delicious galettes from the boulangeries so I now make my own and I make it vegan and a fair bit healthier. They are still delicious. This year I invited all my French friends living in Orange to share a slice of my vegan Galette des Rois!
Vegan Galette Des Rois
- 2 sheets of vegan puff pastry
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp almond essence
- 1/2 tbsp soy milk to "egg wash"
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Defrost your puff pastry and use a tart tin to cut it into 2 medium size circles.
- In a bowl combine the almond meal, vanilla, almond essence, arrowroot flour and maple syrup.
- Spread it with a spoon over the base then top with another layer of puff pastry.
- Fold the edges over then brush a little bit of soy milk over the crust and decorate with a knife to make lines.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until nice and golden.Leave to cool down slightly and eat warm
Another tradition with the galette des rois is there is a little porcelain ornament called a “feve”hiding inside it. The youngest person at the table has to go under the table while someone cuts the galette and the person under the table (who can’t see) tells who gets which slice. This is so the person doesn’t see the feve as it often is on the side of a slice. Whoever finds the feve in their slice then becomes the king or the queen! It is a really fun tradition for children in France!
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