Galette Franc-Comtoise

Galette Franc-Comtoise

Second round of galette, after the Galette des Rois that you can find anywhere in France to celebrate the Epiphany, here is the specialty of my region! The recipes are completely different. When the first one is made out of frangipane and puff pastry, this one is sort of a mix between flan and chou pastry, flavored with orange blossom water.

Galette des rois on a wooden board

Galette franc-comtoise

This galette is a mix between a flan and chou pastry, flavored with orange blossom.
The recipe is for a Ø 9 inch ring / pan.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8 people


  • 1 cup milk 250 ml
  • ½ cup sugar 100 g
  • cup butter 70 g
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp flour 130 g
  • 3 eggs 150 g
  • 1 egg white 30 g
  • 3 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg yolk for the egg-wash
Keyword Galette franc-comtoise, Regional french recipes

Preheat the oven up to 350°F.

In a pot, bring to a boil the milk, sugar, butter and salt.

Meanwhile, weigh the flour, the eggs and the orange blossom water in different containers.

Prep to make a galette franc-comtoise - a mix between flan and chou pastry : Pot with milk, salt and butter ; cup with eggs ; bowl with orange blossom water ; bowl with sugar ; bowl with flour ; bowl with egg wash

When the milk starts boiling and the butter is melted, add the flour all at once and stir with a wooden spoon for about a minute, until it forms a ball and detached from the sides of the pot.

Drying out the pastry dough in a pot with a wooden spoon

Transfer into a mixing bowl along with the paddle attachment and leave it on second speed for a couple of minutes – until there is no more steam coming out.

Add the eggs one by one, mixing and scraping the bowl properly every time. Once done, add the orange blossom water and mix one last time.

Pastry dough in a bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle

Spray the ring with oil and place it on a baking sheet lined up with parchment paper. If you’re using a pan, spray with oil and place some parchment paper on the bottom.

Pipe a first layer of the pastry and place the feve on a side.

Half part of the galette piped in a ring with a charm on the side

Cover with the rest of the pastry and even it out. Egg wash with the yolk and trace some lines with a fork.

Galette franc-comtoise - a mix between flan and chou pastry : before baking on a baking sheet

Put in the oven for about 30 minutes, until the galette has a nice golden brown color. The galette is going to rise, like a souffle, but is going to flatten when you remove it from the oven.

Wait until it cools down to remove from the mold.

Keep the galette in the refrigerator.

galette franc-comtoise - a mix between flan and chou pastry - after baking

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