“Our shoes are vegan, our frangipane cake is too!”
With the end of year celebrations over, we are motivated to put our little sloppiness aside to get back on a good footing. It generally starts by putting a slight brake on sweets to lose the excess pounds from end-of-year excesses.
But now it's already time for Epiphany, and no luck, at COG , although we stick to our figure, we're also very greedy! So if your first good resolution for 2022 rhymes with diet, to protect yourself, we invite you to go back straight away and visit the page of our cute sneakers eco-responsible products made with love.
Let it be said, today here, we share with you our tested and approved recipe for galette des rois with vegan frangipane, and what a pancake! Vegan (no material of animal origin) and delicious as can be, our recipe will go down well with your friends.
Prepare your taste buds, heat up your stove, and off we go!
- 2 rolls of organic vegetable puff pastry
- 160 g whole brown sugar
- 3 tbsp of neutral oil
- 1 tsp bitter almond flavor
- 300 g of almond powder
- 25 cl of vegetable cream
- 50 g cornstarch or gluten-free flour
- 2 pinches of vanilla powder
- 2 tbsp apricot jam
- 1 bottom glass of water
- ⅓ cork of rum (for the daring)
- 1 bean (the ultimate ingredient)
1. Start by mixing the oil and sugar in a salad bowl, then add the starch, vanilla and almond powder.
2. Then incorporate the vegetable cream, the almond flavoring, and if you want an exotic note to your frangipane, add ⅓ of a cap of rum. Mix everything then put your preparation aside.
3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
4. Carefully spread the first vegetable dough on the baking tray.
5. Distribute the frangipane obtained in the center, trying to be as even as possible and leaving a 2-3 cm border around the entire perimeter of the cake, then place the bean there.
6. Place the second roll of vegetable dough on top and using your fingers, seal the two doughs together.
7. Place in the oven for about twenty minutes until the edges and top of the pancake are nicely browned.
8. Dilute 2 tablespoons of apricot jam with a little water. Place everything in a saucepan over low heat until you obtain a homogeneous syrup mixture.
Once the galette is finished cooking, immediately cover it with the glaze using a brush.
9. Refrigerate for a few hours. Your vegan frangipane king cake is ready!
We arrive at the last, and undoubtedly the most pleasant stage of our vegan frangipane galette recipe: tasting !
For the occasion, we take out the beautiful silverware we received as a Christmas gift or our prettiest wooden cutlery. Here and there on the table we place some appropriate winter decorations and the recycled cardboard crowns of the queen and king, carefully prepared in advance.
Our most beautiful pair of vegan shoes (made @ COG of course) is put on, our most ceremonious outfit past, everything is ready to receive the guests.
We loosen the belts, it's time for the party, it's time for the banquet, with this last anecdote to entertain your guests:
" Today, I found the bean while biting into the cake! Tomorrow, I'm going to get my crown from the dentist."
Before representing 3 times out of 4 a character from a Disney cartoon, and long before the iconic santon, the bean was originally a gold coin for the wealthiest families, and more often a white bean for more modest people.
While today we cross our fingers to get the bean, even if it means breaking a tooth, in the Middle Ages on the contrary, no one wanted to win the bean! Indeed at the time, the tradition was that according to a practice called “the king drinks”, the person who found the bean in his slice of cake had to treat the table by buying a drink for everyone at the table.
The bill can be salty, the smart guys tempted to discreetly swallow the bean, and therefore, to avoid cheating, the white bean was gradually replaced by a porcelain figurine, certainly a little less digestible, but collectable!
End of the short story :)
Enjoy your food !
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