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recipe for an almond paste galette?

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Buford Jan 7, 2005 03:57 PM

The New York Times has an article about a custom I had never heard of: putting small trinkets into a special kind of almond paste galette on Epiphany. I have to say that the almond paste galette sounds excellent, and I was wondering if anyone had a recipe for it, or anything like it.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/07/int...

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    Nancy Berry Jan 7, 2005 07:50 PM

    There's a recipe here:

    http://frenchfood.about.com/od/desserts/r/galette04.htm

    And another recipe here:

    http://www.dagnyc.com/recipeShow.cfm?...

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      butterfly Jan 8, 2005 10:52 AM

      Try looking up "Galette des Rois." In France, virtually no one makes this at home--everyone gets them at the patisserie. There's a little "fève" (a china figure) baked inside and whoever gets it is the king for the day. I still have a little china french revolutionary soldier that I carry around with me from 12 years ago...

      Here in Spain there is a similar tradition, but it's a huge doughnut-shaped pastry/cake called Roscón de Reyes. Today they were selling the leftovers for 1/4 the original price!

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