This cake is traditionally eaten in France a few days before and after Epiphany (Jan 6th). A "fève" (i.e. broad bean) is usually hidden in the cake and the person who finds it becomes king for the day.
|parchment paper, for the baking sheet|
|400 g||puff pastry dough||1 box|
|1/2 cup||butter, unsalted, soft||120 g|
|1 cup||icing/confectioners' sugar||130 g|
|1 1/4 cup||almond meal||130 g|
|3||eggs size large|
|1 tbsp||rum||15 mL|
|white flour (all purpose), to roll out the pastry|
Before you start
Defrost the puff pastry dough at room temperature for 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. The dough should be flexible but still feel cold to the touch.
A hand-held or stand mixer will make things easier for this recipe.
- Preheat the oven to 205°C/400°F. Butter a large baking sheet (about 30 x 38 cm) and line with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, cream the butter with the sugar using a mixer, until light and fluffy. Fold in the almond meal, 2 eggs and rum. Set aside.
- On a lightly floured board, roll out the puff pastry to 2 rounds of about 10 in (25 cm) diameter, using a rolling pin. Place one round on the baking sheet.
- Transfer the almond mixture to the center of the round, leaving about 1 in (2,5 cm) on the edge. Drop one broad bean near the edge (to minimize the chances to find it when slicing the cake).Whisk the remaining egg with 1 tbsp water then brush the pastry edge. Cover with the second pastry round.
- Seal all around the edge, gently pressing with a fork. Drill tiny holes in the upper crust, to allow steam to escape. Brush the crust with the beaten egg.
- Bake in the middle of the oven 20-25 min, until golden.
- Serve at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts Table
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ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Calcium, Copper, Omega-3, Omega-6, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
- Good source of :
- Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2
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