I don’t think there needs to be much excuse to play with frangipane and pastry, but if it helps, French pastry shops this time of year turn out a special treat for Three Kings Day – the Galette des Rois
This was my first foray into frangipane, and I’m hooked!
It was also, as it happens, incredibly easy (only partly because I used a store bought puff pastry sheet). Since almond flour has become more readily available, there isn’t much standing in the way of making pastry like this more often.
I usually feel compelled to fiddle with and customize things, but in this case I kept it traditional.
I don’t think I’ll be able to wait a year before making it again!