King’s Cake with Almond Paste

Galette des Rois

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Complex

Appears in

My Paris Market Cookbook

My Paris Market Cookbook

By Emily Dilling

Published 2015

  • About

Nothing says January in Paris like a Galette des Rois after the busy holiday season winds down. This flaky, almond cream filled cake shows up in bakery windows across the city, extending the holiday cheer and bringing people together for King’s Cake parties that extend the festivity of the otherwise frosty months.

After many attempts, this recipe was finally perfected with the help of baking guru Melanie Vaz, founder of Gâteaux Mama. The trick is to make sure your pastry is w