Dreikönigskuchen – Three King’s Cake

Ingredients:

320 g flour
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 tbsp icing sugar
15 g fresh yeast
45 g butter, soft
100 ml milk, lukewarm
120 g apple mousse
65 g cream caramel, small pieces

To decorate:

1 whole almond or ceramic king figure
1 egg, beaten
1-2 tablespoons of hail sugar

Preparation: 2.5 hours
Baking time: ca. 30 minutes
Accessories: dough hook

 

Method: 

  1. Mix yeast with lukewarm milk and a pinch of sugar and set aside for 15 minutes until foamy.
  2. Attach the dough hook to stand mixer, add the flour, salt, sugar, butter, apple mousse, cream caramel and yeast mixture to the mixing bowl and knead into a soft, smooth dough.
  3. Cover and let it rise at temperature for about 1½ hours.
  4. Form a large and 7 smaller balls from the dough, placing the almond or the king figure in one of the smaller balls.
  5. First, place the large dough ball on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, place the smaller balls around it, cover and let it rise again for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 180 ° C.
  7. Brush Dreikönigskuchen with egg wash and sprinkle with hail sugar.
  8. Bake for ca. 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

 

Baked in partnership with Kenwood Switzerland

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