If you want to make a Galette Des Rois or King Cake, in the traditional French way, you will have to make a frangipane cream – it will be the filling of your galette.
Here is what you need:
– Butter 150 grams
– Sugar 150 grams
– Almond powder 150 grams
– Eggs 100 grams (about 2 eggs)
– Rum (optional) 10 grams
– Pastry cream 150 grams
The Process :
In a mixing bowl, combine the tempered butter, almond powder, and sugar until the mixture becomes creamy.
Add the eggs and rum as you mix. Peel off the butter along the sides of the bowl with your spatula and return it into the mix.
Finish by adding in the previously smoothed pastry cream (whipped on itself to avoid making lumps).
And voilà, now you will be able to spread the frangipane cream on your dough.