Great Bakes: Pithiviers and Galettes

created by ckbk

The classic pithiviers is named after the village it comes from in north-central France, and is traditionally made with two layers of puff pastry and filled with almond cream. Recipes for pithiviers, and its cousin the galette, have strayed far from tradition over the years, as the recipes in this collection show. Take your pick from James Peterson's classic Pithiviers (aka Galette des Rois) or throw tradition to the wind and bake a Wild Mushroom Galette or Richard Sax's Free-Form Pear Galette.