It was about time that I shared my take on this French pastry called Galette des Rois!
If you have never heard of it, “Galette des Rois” is a traditional pastry popular in France during the month of January for the Epiphany. It consists of two layers of flaky puff pastry filled with a sweet almond filling. It’s buttery, rich, and delicious!
A “Galette des Rois” usually contains a “fève” which is a small ceramic figurine that is hidden in the filling. The one who finds it becomes the king, or queen for the day!
This version is vegan, refined sugar-free, and can be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free puff pastry.
Almond flour makes the base of the filling. Then we have coconut sugar, vegan butter, almond milk, applesauce, and cornstarch to help it thicken slightly. Since we are using coconut sugar instead of white sugar, the filling will be darker than in an authentic “galette des Rois”. It doesn’t compromise on flavor though….