Tortell de Reis

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Tortell de Reis

The day after 'King's night', on January 6th, it is tradition in Catalan homes to eat a ‘tortell' ('O'-shaped cake) in memory of the regal gifts described in the Bible, which has its own special liturgy:  hidden inside it are a figurine of one of the kings, which is the prize, and a bean, the finder of which must renounce their piece of cake.

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The cake is made from a brioche base of eggs, sugar, milk, butter and flour, filled with marzipan, custard or cream, and decorated with crystallized fruit on top.

Category: Bread and pastry.
Characteristic of: All of CataloniaCatalunya, Catalunya
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It is sold in patisseries and some bakeries throughout Catalonia on January 6th.

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