Galette des Rois (Kings' Cake)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2023

Don't be intimidated by its glamorous looks. Galette des rois—flaky puff pastry encasing rich almond cream—is surprisingly easy to prepare.

SERVES 8

TIME 1½ hours, plus 1 hour chilling and cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our galette des rois offers all of the glamour of the iconic French patisserie favorite, with minimal time and labor. Starting with store-bought puff pastry meant that we could focus on addressing common puff pastry woes of a doming top lay...

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