Cake of kings

Versions of this cake – a fruity Brioche-like bread – are eaten all over Europe on Twelfth Night. Buried inside is a trinket, and whoever finds it, is king for the day

Slice the candied fruits and crush the sugar lumps into small pieces (put them in a cup and use the end of a rolling pin). Brush the top of the ring with egg and decorate with candied fruits...

  • Yield: Cuts into 20 slices
  • Cooking time: 45 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Publisher: Bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients

  • 85g citrus candied peel, chopped
  • 100g raisin
  • 50g pine nut
  • 50g glacé cherry
  • 5 tbsp sherry or brandy
  • 500g plain flour
  • 3 tsp easy-blend yeast Yeast yee-stYeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form…
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 150ml milk Milk mill-kOne of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
  • 100g softened butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 lemon Lemon le-monOval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits… , grated zest
  • 1 orange Orange or-ange One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are… , grated zest
  • 4 egg Egg eggThe ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a… , beaten
  • 1 trinket or dried bean (in greaseproof paper)
  • 195g candied fruits
  • 6 sugar Sugar shuh-gaHoney and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,… lumps
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tbsp water
  • apricot jam, to glaze

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