Also known as Three Kings Cake, the Pithvier was the latest challenge. We tackled puff pastry again – the more practice, the better I figure. This particular gateau is often only made during Epiphany. It’s quite simply puff pastry with almond filling – but it’s tricky to make!
I think we whisked that almond cream for at least 10 minutes…by hand! And I will admit, the beginnings of my dough was actually a huge flop but I did not have time to start over and admit failure. I somehow managed to save it and it actually turned out as it should. Who says homemade puff pastry is tough?!
With the scraps, cinnamon puff pastry twists were born:
AK was quite sad as she could not join in the tasting fun – both were full of almonds. It’s a tough week here, we have to admit defeat on our pastry eating as I will bring home something on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and we can’t physically manage to eat it all…too bad you weren’t here to help us out.