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Old 06.01.2009, 15:56
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Got mine at Sutter yesterday and I also got the king this morning. King for a day with the Burger King crown.
LOL i thought was seeing things when i read your post, then remembered Sutter`s is also a bakery

My Daughter found the king in her`s today, and as been wearing her gold crown since she found the white King
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Old 06.01.2009, 20:34
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We just had ours: frangipane and puff pasty. No "king" yet as we have end-of-the-holiday-season hearburn and can't seem to manage more than a sliver!

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Old 06.01.2009, 22:05
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LOL i thought was seeing things when i read your post, then remembered Sutter`s is also a bakery
Do you mean this one ??

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Re: King Cake

I tried them today and its delicious!!! Hope i can try the spain version next time
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Re: King Cake

I had to eat 4 pieces before I got the king - what hardship - and what selfishness, eh?!
With butter on, it always reminds me of Hot Cross Buns.
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Old 07.01.2009, 21:07
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Re: King Cake

I was lucky enough to find the king at my local coffee shop in Baden yesterday...won a free coffee of choice so am feeling quite happy about this. Unfortunately, my luck didn't transfer to the Powerball lottery ticket my wife bought on the way back from the U.S--granted the odds for that are something like 1 in a 170 million.
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Old 08.01.2009, 10:16
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Re: King Cake

I learned to make the French version when I was in culinary school years ago. It was called galette des rois, made with puff pastry and an almond frangipane filling. Delicious and very rich!

I haven't tried the Swiss version. I just checked out Jack's recipe, and it looks scrummy.

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Tomorrow is Epiphany and all Swiss bakeries and supermarkets will sell King Cake (Dreikönigskuchen or gâteau des rois respectively). The Swiss variety looks like this:



But it comes with a cardboard crown on top. There is a plastic king figure hidden in one of the outside pieces and who finds it is "king for a day" (example )

The cake is fairly similar everywhere, sweet dough with sugar or almonds on top. Only in confiserie Sprüngli have I encountered a different variety so far, with sweeter enamel and a nut case.

The interesting bit is that this tradition was revived in the 1950s here by a Swiss who researched bread as a hobby. He found a bakery that made the king cake according to a local reciepe and helped to make a national tradition out of this. I've recently read his obituary in a newspaper.
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Re: King Cake

Thought I would bump this posting since January 6th is fast approaching (also mods should perhaps place this thread in the Food section).

It's mentioned in the thread already, but for quick reference to those who may want to attempt making their own, here is a blog posting about how we make our version at home: King's Cake (Driekönigsbrot)

Hope everyone started the year off well and healthy!
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