Sunday, January 6, 2013

French Chocolate King Cake/ Galette Des Rois au Chocolat

Every year,the first sunday mostly 6th january is consider as Epiphany, a christian feast day. This festival is celebrated with a king cake which goes either for brioche dough or pastry sheets with almond cream.Apart from almond cream, some of the king cake goes for apple sauce or for pears and chocolates.But our choice is always a rich almond cream prepared with almond powder, eggs,sugar and butter.

For a change, this time i prepared my king cake with almond cream and chocolate along with a small trinket (a porcelaine figurine). As per tradition,the person who get the trinket while having this cake is the 'king' of the day. Earlier we usually get this king cake from the nearby bakery, since ever i tried my hands with this king cake for Epiphany am making myself at home,yesterday i prepared quickly a king cake with pastry sheets and chocolate almond cream instead of getting them from bakery.Sending to Siri's Celebrating First Anniversary.



2nos Puff pastry sheets
1cup Almond powder
1/4cup Chocolate chips
2nos Eggs
1/4cup Sugar
1/4tsp Almond essence
1/4cup Butter (room temperature)
1no Egg yolk
1tbsp Milk

Melt the chocolate chips with two tablespoons of water in microwave oven for a minute, mix it well.

Beat the butter, sugar together in a bowl until they turns soft.

Add the eggs one by one and finally add the almond powder,melted chocolate,almond essence and mix everything well and keep the bowl in fridge for half an hour.

Preheat the oven to 400F, line a baking tray with a baking sheet, add the milk to the egg yolk and beat well.

Place a puff pastry sheet,brush the edges of the pastry sheet with the egg-milk mixture.

Transfer the already prepared almond mixture over the pastry sheet and spread them evenly,dont spread over the brushed egg mixture.

Place the another pastry sheet over and give a press over the edges,so that they get well stick...

Make a small hole in the middle of the pastry sheet and with a knife make some lines over the pastry sheet as ur desire.

Brush now the pastry sheet with the remaining egg-milk mixture and bake in middle rack of the oven for 20minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.

41 comments:

  1. Have heard about this tradition, but didn't know that the cake can be made with pastry sheets.. Delicious combination..

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  2. OMG!! this looks AMAZING!..super tempting n luvly color...drooling here.

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  3. Almond meal and chocoalte .. sounds divine !!
    Love those trinkets!

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  4. Hi Priya ..I do have a question about this recipe . The puff pastry sheets are the rectangular ones right. I was just wondering that the picture resembles more like a round shaped pastry or cake. Do you cut them to fit in a round cake pan? BTW luv ur pic ...

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  5. King cake with pastry sheet and almond flour? Never heard of it before, very different and so very tempting to try. looks great as well.

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  6. This is really easy to make and they look crisp in the picture too. Good one :)

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  7. looks yummy.. enjoyed reading the info in ur post

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  8. Wow...all sort of recipes can be fund here dear...cooking encyclopedia...

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  9. Delicious and mouthwatering preparation.
    Deepa

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  10. A cake with pastry sheets!!!! that is so amazing... and this is soo new to me!!!! I wonder where do u have so much time - do u even sleep? or is it only cooking 24hrs?
    bookmarking this and my same question - how do I make this eggless?
    Sowmya
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  11. So good and so tempting....can imagine the taste with flaky outside and choco filling...yum!

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  12. Thanks friends..

    @BDSN, the pastry sheets we get in France from stores are round shaped, thats y mine is round, as you said you can cut them round with a round pan.Thanks, hope i cleared ur doubt here.

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  13. What a lovely cake akka... If u start bakery surely it will run at peak all the time....

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  14. wow dat sounds yum...looks gr8 as welll...wish i cud have had a side view as well

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  15. Ur recipe seems quite easy for me than the one I've already bookmarked. Will definitely try this when I find time. Chance ae illa ponga..

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  16. Wow looks so tempting :-) havent heard of this recipe earlier. thnx for sharing

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  17. Very interesting ! Looks delicious !

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  18. First time knowing abt this Priya. Cake made out of pastry sheet. Like the choco filling.

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  19. Wow awesome..Loved the innovation there :) Happy to read about someone celebrating Epiphany :)
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  20. Je n'ai pas encore essayé la version au chocolat mais tu me donnes très envie de tester.
    A bientôt

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  21. wow priyakka, that looks so nice! The name suits the recipe too! Love the filling combo.

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  22. I am drooling here..cake looks very tempting ...

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  23. Priya the cake looks yummy.Clicks are nice.

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  24. wow what an innovative idea, loved this cake!!!

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  25. That's truly a celebration cake Priya..Let the King celebrate !

    Happy New year to you and family dear..Hugs,

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  26. nice presentation.. looks great..

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  27. I miss cette galette des Rois! tasted the almond one but chocolate sounds cool too.

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  28. Yumm! looks wonderful. Nice info about the celebration.

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  29. Amazing dear! Totally new to me. i have missed so many posts of your's Priya

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  30. H Priya,

    Happy New Year to you and your family. How are you doing? Is ths almond that s powdered in the mixie? Would it not be dense?
    I have puff pastry sheets and I am wondering If I shd try this as Its full of protien and much better than maida!

    Shobha

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  31. Like your way of seeing things! Still you may do some things to expand on it. Thanks for sharing with us!

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