giovedì 17 maggio 2012

Tortell de Reis (Spain)

Cake of the Three Kings - Tortell de reis (Spain)

This typical Spanish dessert, is a sweet very sweet particolare.un where you mix Catholicism with pagano.Cattolicesimo because of the Magi, because of the pagan superstitions to which is attached to the sweet. In fact, within this are inserted two objects: A dry stone and a statue of the crib of the Magi. The tradition states that the cutting of the cake should be done by the individual diner. In fact, those who will find the dry stone, will serve a penance (chosen from the rest of the diners) Those who find the statue of the Three Kings, will be celebrated like a king! Beyond is superstition, remains the most popular dessert in Spain and Portugal, and is very popular in Brazil.

Tortell de Reis
Tortell de Reis (Spain)


Sweet puff pastry filled with whipped cream, candied fruit and almonds, with a "surprise" Christmas

Ingredients for 4 people:

1 package puff pastry ready

a tablespoon of almond

4 tablespoons icing sugar

3 dl fresh cream

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons candied peel

Unroll the pastry and lay it on its special paper, with the edge of a water glass, engrave the center of both layers of dough that will delete a record.

Moisten the surface of the two rings of dough with water, sprinkle with granulated sugar, prick with a fork and cook over a disk of dough at a time in hot oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Meanwhile, whip the cream with the icing sugar and, stirring gently, stir in the candied fruit and almonds.

Do you have a disc of pastry on a plate, cover with the cream and lay on it, distance between them, and a dry one stone statue depicting a nativity scene of the Magi.

Cover with the second disk of dough and let it cool for half an hour in the fridge.
At the time of eating the cake, the guests will have to look into their portion of the 2 items included: Who will dry the beans will have to serve a penance, but those who find the statue will be celebrated as "king."

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