This cake is usually served on January 6th ("Dreikönigstag" or Epiphany) for breakfast in Switzerland. Who will become king or queen ? Each person takes a piece from the cake. The one with the token will be king or queen of the day and all participants have to fulfill a wish of the king or queen ... Ingredients for a cake of about 25 cm (10 inches) in diameter.
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- 1Mix flour, sugar, salt and lemon in a bowl.
- 2Melt the butter and add the cold milk.
- 3Dissolve yeast in water and add two teaspoons of sugar.
- 4Stir the eggs and add flour mix of 1.
- 5Knead to a soft dough.
- 6Add sultanas and the token and distribute them evenly in the dough.
- 7Tear dough apart and form six or eight pieces the size of a fist. You may form one bigger piece as the center piece of the cake. Arrange the pieces around the center piece as shown in the picture above. Place the cake on a non-stick tray.
- 8Let grow in a warm place until the size has doubled.
- 9Let cool for about one hour.
- 10Before baking, sweep with the yolk of an egg.
- 11Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes in the lower part of the pre-heated oven at about 225°C (440°F).
- 12Let cool and add a crown made out of paper or card.
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Nutritional Facts for Dreikönigskuchen / 3 Kings' Cake / Epiphany Cake
Serving Size: 1 (196 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 788.1
- Calories from Fat 163
- Total Fat 18.1 g
- Saturated Fat 10.2 g
- Cholesterol 111.8 mg
- Sodium 341.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 138.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
- Sugars 32.6 g
- Protein 19.5 g
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