It's a puff pastrie and almond cream cake and you can hide any bean that you like in it. The please is the hunt! Here is a pretty good tutorial on how to make one.
Kids absolutely love this tradition!
- 2 sheets of puff pastry
- 1 cup almond powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 75g butter at room temperature
- 1 tbs plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs rhum (can be replace by 1 tbs bitter almond fragrance)
Preheat the oven 200°
To prepare the almond cream: beat 1 egg and 1 egg white with the almond powder, butter and sugar. Keep the egg yolk for later. Add the flour and rhum or fragrance.
Place the puff pastry on a cookie tray and shape it like a cercle by cutting the edges off. Prick the base with a fork, pour the almond cream on it and leave 1 cm on the side. Hide the bean in the cream. Add 1/2 teaspoon of water to the egg yolk and wisk it. Using a brush, go around the edges and spread some of the egg yolk, cover with the second pastry sheet (same shape) and gently press the border with your fingers to seal.
Brush the whole surface on top with the rest f the egg yolk and with a knif draw a pattern. Bake 20 to 25 minutes (golden brown).