Friday, April 8, 2016

Galettes des Rois à la Confiture de Lait/ French King's Cake with Milk Jam

Galettes de Rois is well known as King's cake in France, this cake can be called as three kings cake,king cake, king's cake and its easily available during the festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season. Traditional King's cakes are made of sweet brioche dough in the shape of a hollow circle with a glazed topping sprinkled with coloured sugar. Though this yeasted brioche bread style of king cake do exists, king cakes are also made with puff pastry sheets, filled with a delicious fillings along with a small figurine hidden inside. The most well known filling of this King's cake is frangipane filling which is prepared usually with almond powder, however now many King's cake with different fillings are easily available in stores. Every year, these King's cake have their important place in every home especially after New year.Many people says that the small figurine hidden inside the cake represents Baby Jesus, but now the figurine changes from Bakery to bakery and often represents a hit movie or other cultural icon.

Galette des rois, French King's cake with milk jam
The king cake, traditionally exists in three version, in Northern france, Quebec and Belgium, this cake is called Galette des rois which consists of flaky pastry layers with a filling while in the West of France as a sablé galette is made, a form of sweetcrust pastry.In southern France this king cake is called Gateau des rois or royaume. After baking so many versions of this King's cake, my today's post goes to an another delicious filling which i simply prepared with Milk Jam aka Dulce de leche along with the usual frangipane filling. This milk jam is simply prepared with sweetened condensed milk which asks for long cooking process though this delicious milk jam is very simple to make and its our family favourite. Am running a long blogging marathon for this whole month of April with Journey through the cuisines as this month's theme and am posting dishes from French cuisine.

French King's cake with milk jam

Frangipane - Confiture de Lait filling:
1cup Almond powder
2nos Eggs
1/4tsp Almond essence
1/4cup Butter (room temperature)

Beat the butter,milk jam together in a bowl until they turns soft, add the eggs one by one and finally add the almond powder,almond essence, mix everything well and keep the bowl in fridge for half an hour.

For Assembling:
1no Egg yolk
1tbsp Milk
2no Puff Pastry sheets

Preheat the oven to 350F.

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

Pour 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.

King's cake with milk jam, Galette des Rois à la confiture de lait

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

Brush now the pastry sheet with the remaining egg-milk mixture and bake in middle rack of the oven for 20-25minutes or until they turned brown.

Slice it and enjoy.

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Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Almond flour, almond essence, eggs and jam and then puff pastry sheets. Oh my... no wonder they are called as kings cake. Awesome cake priya.

Amara’s cooking said... Reply To This Comment

I baked a king cake before but yours is irresistible Priya. I can't wait to to bake this one. Bookmarked the recipe:)

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Yet another delicacy from you, Priya. Great choice for letter 'F'.

MySpicyKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Reading the dish name it sounds complicated but the preparation is so easy. Bookmarked.

Smruti Ashar said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe. Pinned it to make it in the future. Such an inviting and delicious looking recipe.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

mouth is watering just looking at the dulce de leche priya!

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a very interesting cake, my mouth is has all the ingredients which would make anyone the flaky crust..the milk

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

That is a nice explanation for the pastry Priya. It looks so sinful...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I am truly amazed at how you landed in these recipes. They are so exotic and delicious.

Harshita Kapur said... Reply To This Comment

Came here through Google Plus while looking for some unique dessert recipes to try this weekend. Looks yummy!
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Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful choice Priya..thanks to you, I am learning so many new dishes...

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Priya you should open a French bakery and please make me your assistant.Girl you are rocking with your French delicacies.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

OMG Priya, I love this flaky and sweet galettes. It looks soooooo yummy, I wish I could get a piece :-)

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Though the name is a mouthful, I wouldn't mind a mouthful of this bake :)

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Priya!! So good to know so much about the French cuisine. Your bakes are all so wonderful!

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

would love a slice of this looks yumm

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing cake Priya, don't mind to have a piece ...

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

a mouthful of a name, and a flaky crust and DDL as filling !! whats not to like :)

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

am learning so much about French cuisine from you this month

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Such a tasty dish Priya! Am enjoying all your French dishes this month.Superb!!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

King's cake, looks very royal priya!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Great choice for F. The cake looks lovely

veena said... Reply To This Comment

Drooling Priya. I wish I was your neighbour