Orange and poppy seed Three Kings' cake
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- Serves: 1 person
- 500 gwhite flour
- 1 ½ tspsalt
- 4 tbspsugar
- 2 tbsppoppy seeds
- ½ cubeyeast
- 3 dlmilk
- 1organic orange
- 80 gbutter
- 4 tbsppoppy seeds
Step 1Mix the flour, salt, sugar, poppy seeds and yeast in a bowl. Add the milk, orange zest and juice (approx. 50 ml), knead into a dough for approx. 5 mins. using the dough hook on a food processor, gradually add the butter, knead for approx. 5 mins. to form a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to prove at room temperature for approx. 1½ hrs. until doubled in size.
Step 2Empty the poppy seeds into a deep dish. Weigh out 8 portions of dough (approx. 70 g each), shape into balls, inserting the almond (king) into one of the balls. Shape the remainder of the dough into a large ball, place on a baking tray lined with baking paper, toss the small balls in the poppy seeds, arrange them evenly around the large one, cover and leave to rise again for approx. 30 mins. Brush the middle balls with egg.
Step 3Approx. 30 mins. in the lower half of an oven preheated to 180 °C. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, slide the Three Kings' cake onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.