Do you know what day it is today? Exactly! It’s the Twelfth-night or Driekoningen!
I don’t know if you guys celebrate this day but we, Belgians, do 😀 Children go door to door to sing and hopefully get some candy! (At least I always wanted candy as a kid. Nowadays kids want money rather than candy… Where did the world go)
Anyway, the kids love it!
There is a pie for this day. The pie was originally served on January the 5th.
The pie hides a bean or a figure inside and the one who gets the piece with the bean wins the crown!
This person gets to be the king on january the 6th.
I have some great memories from this day! As a child, I always went to my grnadmother to sing and eat this delicious pie.
For some mysterious reason, I always got that bean! I accuse my granmother for having something to do with this 😉
This year, I decided to bake my own Twelfth-night Pie! I saw the recipe at Lieziepeasy and she said it was easy, so I believed her!
Right she was! I don’t think it took me half an hour to get the batter done and put the pie in the oven!
Guess who won that title of ‘king’ this year? My grandmother! 😀
She can rule the house and my granddad today 😀 (which she always does anyway 😉 )
All credits for this delicious recipe belong to Lieziepeasy of course! Make sure to pay her a visit because she’s totally worth it!
What do we need:
- 2 rolls of puff pastry
- 125 g powder sugar
- 125 g butter
- 125 g almond powder
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 25 g flour
- a bean or figure if wanted 🙂
Mix together the almond powder and the powder sugar.
Mix the butter in your robot. (Or a handmixer)
Mix in 1 egg and half of the almond-sugar mixture.
Mix in the other egg and the rest of the mixture.
Mix it all together until it’s a nice and light batter.
Sift the flour and mix it together with the batter.
Put the batter in a piping bag and start filling the circle. Keep 3 cm from the edges.
Hide the bean or figure in the batter if you want to.
Use the egg yolk to cover the edges.
Put the second circle on top of it. Make sure the edges match 🙂
Squeeze it together.
Cover the whole pie with egg yolk.
If you want to make beautiful edges, use the back of the fork to make carvings in the side of the pie.
Leave the pie to rest for 30 minutes. (You can clean the kitchen if needed in the meantime 😉 )
Preheat the oven at 200°C.
Bake the pie for about 30 minutes. Make sure it’s nicely brown/golden.
Let it cool and serve!
Who do you think will be the ‘king’ at your house?
I’m taking my pie to Justine’s Tea Time! She might get that crown 😉
Have a delicious day ❤
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