Rois" (= King Cake) is a traditional French cake made
on the Epiphany. Tradition
holds that the cake is “to draw the kings” to
the Epiphany. A figurine, “la fève”,
which can represent anything from a car to a cartoon character,
is hidden in the cake and the person who finds the trinket
in their slice becomes king for the day and will have to
offer the next cake.
1. Do the Frangipane : Grind
almonds in food processor.
In a bowl, beat sugar and butter. Add 2 eggs and almonds.
Butter a flat baking sheet. Unfold puff pastries
and using a pie pan as a template cut into two circles.
Lay one circle on buttered sheet and spread Frangipane
in the middle. Place a
dried fava bean or ceramic figure in the Frangipane.
the last egg : with egg white, paint the edges of the
Place the other dough circle on top and seal the edges
4. Brush top
with egg yolk.
5. Bake about
25-30 minutes at 375°F.