Chocolate galette des rois
The easy recipe for the chocolate galette des rois, a quick and easy homemade puff pastry and a chocolate almond cream (for a 10 inc/ 25 cm galette, 10 parts).
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Quick puff pastry
cut into pieces and very cold
Chocolate almond cream
Quikc puff pastry
Begin by placing the very cold water, flour, salt and butter cut into pieces and very cold in your stand mixer.
Mix with the dough hook for about 2-3 minutes at medium speed.
Then with the hands join the dough to form a ball, the butter should still be visible in the dough.
Place the dough on a floured worktop and form a rectangular dough piece.
Roll out with a rolling pin over 15 inch / 30-40 cm and form a simple turn (fold the dough in 3).
Turn a quarter to the right and make a simple turn again.
Repeat the previous step, in the end you will have made 4 simple turns.
Cover with cling film and if possible let it rest for 1 hour in the fridge before using it.
Chocolate almond cream
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave or in a bain marie.
Place the chopped butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for a few moments.
Then incorporate the almond meal and mix again.
Then add the eggs and the melted chocolate and mix until a smooth homogeneous cream is obtained.
Assembly of the galette des rois
Take the quick puff pastry out of the fridge and cut it in half.
On a floured work surface, spread the dough into a large square about 3 mm thick.
Do the same for the remaining second piece of puff pastry.
Place the puff pastry spread on a baking tray covered with baking paper.
Fill the center of the dough with the chocolate almond cream. (use a pastry bag)
Then using a pastry brush and water, moisten the edges.
Then cover with the second square of puff pastry and seal the edges by pressing with your fingers.
Cut out your cake with a 10 inch/ 25 cm diameter pastry ring.
Gently turn the galette des rois over and apply a layer of egg yolk gilding with a pastry brush.
Then score the top of the galette with a baker's blade or a knife.
Bake in a preheated oven at 356°F/ 180°C for about 45 minutes.
For a golden and shiny crust
After baking, sprinkle the galette des rois with powdered sugar and return to the oven for 5 minutes at 464°F / 240°C.
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