Zorra invites us to bake a Kings Cake for January 6.
In these days the Sternsinger (see Star Boys' Singing Procession for Germany) - children dressed as the 3 kings - visit almost every house here, collecting money for charity and writing C+M+B (the abbreviations for "Christus mansionem benedicat", some believe it to be the initials of the three kings' names) above the main door of the home to confer blessings on the occupants for the New Year.
Although a kings cake has no tradition in our family, for me it's the third one: in 2007 I baked a mexican rosca de reyes, in 2008 a french gâteau des rois and this year I chose a swiss Dreikönigskuchen.
For the cake I used a mixture of all-purpose flour and swiss Zopf flour, a mixture of about 90% wheat flour and 10% spelt flour.
It was me who found the almond :-)
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