Sebastian Michaelis has returned in brand new adventures, in Black Butler – Book of Circus, featuring a new season worth of scrumptious recipes!
Our first mouthwatering treat is galette des rois, also known as King Cake or Three Kings Cake. Sounds fancy, right? In celebration of the new season let’s make a galette des rois worthy enough to satisfy even the finickiest of food connoisseurs!
Let’s get started, shall we? First, we will need the proper ingredients in order to create our masterpiece.
For the almond filling we will need…
· One cup (100g) of almond flour
· ½ cup (100g) of sugar
· A pinch of salt
· Zest of ½ orange (unsprayed)
· 3 ½ ounces (100g) of unsalted butter, cubed, at room temperature
· 2 eggs at room temperature
· 2 teaspoons of rum or, if you’re not a fan of alcohol, a few drops of orange flower water
· 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract
· 1 pound (450g) of puff pastry, divided in two pieces, chilled a whole almond or piece of candied fruit to be the fève
So far so great! For the glaze we will need…
· One egg yolk
· One teaspoon of milk
Now that we have all the ingredients necessary for this delectable delight we can embark on our culinary adventure! Click here for step by step directions and don’t forget to watch Black Butler – Book of Circus Thursdays at 3:20 ET.
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Yesterday was l'épiphanie, the day the French eat la galette des rois.
The tradition is that the youngest guest goes under the table and chooses who will eat which piece of the galette.
There is a small porcelain trinket called la fève (because it was originally a fava bean) in the cake and the person who finds it is the king or queen and can wear a very becoming cardboard crown 👑
Even though l'épiphanie is originally a religious celebration, the galette is a tradition for everybody in France, regardless of their religious beliefs because, well, it’s a good excuse to eat a very rich cake with your friends, family, colleagues…
Do you celebrate l'épiphanie in your country and if so, how?
We all know our dear Marinette ‘From-the-bread’-Cheng lives in a bakery, right? But WHAT would you find in a french bakery, actually? What pastries, what breads? If you’ve ever wondered about that, this post is here for you.
Note that this post is not exhaustive due to the wideness of french pâtisserie, but we tried to stick to the essentials~ !