French Kings Cake

This is the traditional cake French people eat every year in January for the Epiphany. Most French bakeries sell them, but it is a very simple cake even for people who don't usually bake. In New York, Kayser and Bouchon have amazing ones. But if you want to save $50, keep reading.

What you need

  • 2 puff pastry sheets (frozen)
  • 1 cup of almond meal or flour
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 2/3 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs + 1 for the top
  • 1 ceramic 

How to make it

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What the result was

The square version on a piece of baking sheet

The square version on a piece of baking sheet

The round, nicer version

The round, nicer version

Very good but not very presentable because the filing came out of the puff pastry


How it can be even better

  • Add 1 mushed banana
  • Add chocolate chips
  • Draw nice patterns on the top
  • Play the game of distribution: the youngest person in the room goes under the table. You cut a piece and then you ask the youngest: to whom should that go to, so that nobody cheats to get the trinket.