How to get a shiny and golden galette des rois like a pastry chef?

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Here are our tips for a shiny and golden king cake. For Epiphany, if you make it homemade, the icing on the cake is to make it delicious all right. We also give you some easy recipe ideas if you want to get started by getting dirty hands to delight young and old on January 6.

After the New Year is over, Epiphany is the first holiday we celebrate. Cakes with kings, beans, crowned heads and bottles of cider are out.🍾👑

If you have decided to get your hands dirty making one homemade galette des rois, there are a few tricks to know to make it shine like a pastry chef. These tips can be made using ingredients found in our cupboards (eggs, milk, etc.).

dry start, to delight you with a crispy and shiny pancake!

Make homemade syrup

To make your galette des rois shine in no time at all, make a homemade sugar syrup. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat. As soon as the syrup is ready, set it aside. Prepare your galette and as soon as it comes out of the oven, brush it with the syrup with a brush. It will shine with a thousand lights!

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eggs and milk

Use 1 egg and 15 ml of milk for a two-ingredient glaze. Mix everything and pour the mixture onto your cake. Bake and you’re done.

cane sugar syrup

Cane sugar syrup is a really good ingredient for shining and giving a shiny effect. As soon as it comes out of the oven, brush your galette with a brush with cane sugar syrup. Bake it again for 3 minutes, oven off but hot. It is ready.

An egg yolk

Use an egg yolk and dilute it in a drop of water, this is the most common method of browning the pancakes. Take a brush and apply this mixture on the cake twice. Bake and admire your golden galette des rois straight out of the oven.

Recipe ideas…👑

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