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A galette is a French word for a freeform crusty cake that can be filled with delicious ingredients. This recipe for King’s Galette is decadent and perfect for any holiday or special occasion. This sweet and savory dessert combines buttery pastry with salty nuts and tangy clementines. Everyone will love to dig into this dish. If you are looking to surprise you friends and family with a sweet treat that they will love, then try this recipe.


  • 5 grams salt
  • 125 grams water
  • 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
  • 200 grams flour
  • 250 grams butter (cold)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 20 grams cornstarch
  • 250 grams milk
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 100 grams softened butter
  • 100 grams confectioner's sugar
  • 100 grams egg (2 eggs)
  • 40 grams flour
  • 100 grams ground nuts (50 grams almonds and 50 grams hazelnuts)
  • 2 clementines


  1. In a medium bowl, combine salt, water, and vinegar, stir until the vinegar dissolves.
  2. In another bowl put the flour, make a well in the center, add the liquid and butter cut into small pieces.
  3. Quickly mix the ingredients with your fingers until crumbly.
  4. Form a ball with the dough.
  5. Set aside for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  6. Place the ball on a floured surface, roll out using a rolling pin to form a rectangle 50 X 20 cm.
  7. Fold the dough in thirds, like a business letter. This completes the first turn.
  8. Rotate the dough 90 degrees so that the folded edge is on your left and the dough faces you like a book. Roll out the dough again. Once again, the dough should be in a smooth, even rectangle.
  9. Fold the dough in thirds again, completing the second turn.
  10. Repeat the rolling and folding technique until the dough has had a total of three turns.
  11. Put it in the refrigerator wrapped in plastic.
  12. Chill for at least 30 minutes before using.
  13. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and on a floured working surface let it warm up for 5 minutes and roll it out again in a 50 X 20 cm rectangle, fold in thirds again, completing a fourth turn.
  14. Repeat the rolling and folding technique until the dough has had a total of eight turns.
  15. In a bowl, mix the egg yolks and the sugar. Add the cornstarch.
  16. Boil the milk and the split vanilla bean in half, lengthwise. Let it steep for 15 minutes.
  17. Pour the milk into the egg mixture, mix well and return to the saucepan.
  18. Cook over low heat and allow to boil, stirring regularly until it thickens.
  19. Put the cream into a bowl to cool down.
  20. In another bowl beat the butter and confectioner's sugar, add eggs, flour, ground nuts, and clementine zest. Mix until smooth.
  21. Add 200 gr. of chilled pastry cream and stir.
  22. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to form a rectangle 40X30 cm.
  23. Place it on a floured baking sheet and let it stand for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  24. Cut 2 discs of 20 cm diameter.
  25. Place one disc on a baking sheet, prick with a fork.
  26. Spread the pastry cream in the center, leaving 1 cm around the edge. Place the king figurine or prize.
  27. Moisten the edge of the disc with a brush and a little water.
  28. Place the second disc on top and seal the edges with your fingertips or using a fork.
  29. Make cuts with a knife around the cake and also on top to decorate.
  30. Glaze with egg yolk beaten with milk and with a knife draw shapes on top.
  31. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius and bake for 40 minutes.
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NutritionView more



Calories760Calories from Fat470
Total Fat52g80%
Saturated Fat32g160%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat470
Total Carbohydrate65g22%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Vickie C. 29 Jun 2015
What a strikingly easy recipe this delight was to make. Exploding with tons of flavors and did not require very many ingredients to make. A simple recipe I can make when I am in a hurry.