Almond Puff Pastry King's Cake

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By Phyllis Brescia
from The Villages, FL

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serves 10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    ground almonds
  • 1 pkg
    puff pastry dough
  • 1
    egg beaten
  • confectioner's sugar

How To Make

  • 1
    Defrost puff pastry dough the night before making in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 415 degrees To prepare the frangipane or almond filling: Cream butter and sugar lightly, add egg in portions and finally add flour and ground almonds.
  • 2
    1. using a generous dusting of flour on the counter and on a rolling pin, roll out one sheet of puff pastry dough into an 11 inch square.
  • 3
    2. Using a 10 inch pie pan turned upside down as your guide, cut a circle out of the dough with the tip of a knife. Refrigerate the sheet on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat rolling and cutting the second sheet.
  • 4
    3. Pour frangipane filling into the center of first sheet of pastry leaving a 1 1/2 inch margin for the edge and lightly brush edge with beaten egg.
  • 5
    4. Place the second sheet of dough on top of the first and press the edges with a fork very firmly.
  • 6
    5. Lightly brush the top of the gallette with more of the beaten egg. Use a sharp pointed knife, make decorative crisscross patterns on top sheet a few small slits so that steam can vent while baking.
  • 7
    6. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Avoid opening the oven while baking as the pastry may not fully puff.
  • 8
    7. Remove gallette from the oven and dust with confectioner's sugar. Return to the oven for 12 to 15 more minutes, and until top is golden brown. Let cool before serving.

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