Hazelnut Cream Galette by Poilâne

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For the past 15 years, the Poilâne bakery has been offering a Galette des Rois (or “King’s Cake”) filled with hazelnut cream, departing from the conventional galettes filled with marzipan or almond cream. Cake Justice, always curious when it comes to the out of the ordinary, went to acquire one. But rest easy, the lure of originality will not distract him from a rigorous analysis of the fundamental characteristics of any flaky pastry galette, regardless of its filling. Continue reading “Hazelnut Cream Galette by Poilâne”

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Almond-Filled Galette des Rois by Du Pain et Des Idées

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The galette des rois, or king’s galette, is amongst the most transient of seasonal pastries, and self-respecting pastry shops only start selling them a few days before epiphany (January 6th). One must bravely tackle long queues in order to buy those ones which all of Paris is talking about, but Cake Justice is not so easily deterred. Christophe Vasseur’s galette being one of those most acclaimed by connoisseurs, we went to find one in his poetically named bakery, Du Pain et des Idées. Let us verify methodically whether it is as scrumptious as it is rumored to be. Continue reading “Almond-Filled Galette des Rois by Du Pain et Des Idées”

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