Tortell

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Tortell (Catalan [turt'eλ]) is a Catalan typically O-shaped pastry stuffed with marzipan, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.

Below image of a Tortell de Reis, traditionally eaten on January 6, the day of the Three Wise Men according to the Catholic liturgical calendar. This size, approx. 50 cm diameter, usually serves 8 people.

This tortell de reis contains two hidden surprises: a dried field bean, and a little figurine the same size. The person who gets the figurine in their cut gets to wear the paper crown. The person who gets the dried fava bean in their cut gets to pay for the tortell.

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A similar tradition in and around New Orleans, Louisiana is the king cake.ca:Tortell

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