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    Galette Des Rois – Classic French Recipe

    According to a research conducted in the United States, food that is cooked at home contains 6% less fat than the same available in the restaurant. The research suggests that avoiding eating is not the way to cut down on excess fat but healthy eating habits can contribute to fat reduction. In reference to the 2010 statistics by the US department of agriculture, restaurant meals contain an average of 18 percent more calories than reported on their nutrition guides. So prefer cooking food at home rather than eat out foods. Here is a traditional french cake recipe called the "Galette Des Rois" which can be easily made at home. Take a look

    Galette Des Rois Recipe -

    Ingredients:

    1.1/4 cup almond paste (almond powder)

    2. 1/4 cup sugar

    3. 1/4 butter (melted)

    4. 2 eggs

    5. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

    6. 1/4 flour (all purpose)

    7. 1/4 tsp salt

    8. 1 packet frozen puff pastry (softened)

    9. 1 dry chili bean

    10. 1 tsp confectioners' sugar (garnish)

    Method:

    1. In a food processor, blend almond paste, sugar, butter, egg beat, vanilla extract, flour and salt thoroughly and keep the mixture aside.

    2. Preheat the up to 425 degrees F.

    3. Grease the base of the baking pan with butter.

    3. Cut pastry dough round using a round plate and knife and place it in the baking pan. Make two circular pastries and refrigerate them overnight.

    4. Pour the filling on one of the pastries leaving 2 cm margin at the edges. Hide the chili bean in the filling and place the second pastry on the filing. Seal the edges with egg beat and make criss cross or any pattern of choice on the pastry.

    5. Bake the pastry in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle the confectioners' sugar on the pastry and bake for additional 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool

    Place a golden foil crown on top of the cake and crown the person who finds the bean in the pie. Tasty Galette Des Rois recipe ready to serve. Serve Galette Des Rois warm or cold.

    Try preparing the delicious Galette Des Rois recipe at home and stay fit relishing healthy home cooked delicacies.

    Nutritional Value:

    Amount Per Serving : Calories - 215, Total Fat - 15 g, Cholesterol - 31 mg

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    Story first published: Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 13:05 [IST]
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