I hope you are all doing amazing.
If you don’t know, la galette des Rois is a tradition in France. We celebrate right after New Year’s Eve (another excuse to eat more).
I tried to go to several French bakeries in London but couldn’t find anything. My original plan was to buy one galette for my friends and make a small one for myself (since I am doing Veganuary).
I found this super cute french vegan blog with a recipe and I decided to give it a try. I will add the original recipe at the end of the post and try to translate it for you guys as best as I can.
You will need:
- 2 puff pastry sheets (made without butter)
- 200g of crushed almond
- 40g of vegan butter
- 80g of sugar
- 60g of coconut oil (optional for me since I already had the vegan butter)
- 100g of soya cream
- 5 cL of soya milk (I used almond milk)
The recipe is the easiest (I recognized I got rid of some stuff and added others). You just mix all ingredients together to get a thick paste which you will spread all over your first puff pastry sheet.Cover it all with the second sheet of puff pastry and put everything in the oven. I choose to do 25 mins at 160 degrees. And then 10 mins at 170.
Here is what you will get:
Whilst it doesn’t look like a normal Galette des Rois (since mine is square and less thick than usual), it tasted amazing.
I added three drops of lemon extract too and I could not be more pleased with the taste.
If you plan on doing it next year (because it is a one-time thing), I would recommend more paste or less puff pastry sheets.
Here is to an amazing Veganuary and hopefully, other vegan recipes very soon!
The owner of the recipe: