Braided Crown with Marzipan and Almonds

On dine chez Nanou

Braided Crown with Marzipan and Almonds

On dine chez Nanou


25 grams fresh yeast
130 milliliters milk (warm)
40 grams sugar
400 grams flour
60 grams softened butter
2 eggs
1 egg yolks (for gilding)
1 tablespoon milk (for gilding)
150 grams almonds (powder)
2 egg whites
30 grams powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
100 grams almond paste


1In a bowl, crumble the yeast, add a little milk (1-2 tablespoons), and dilute with a teaspoon of sugar. Mix and let rise for 5 minutes.
2Pour in food processor bowl with flour, butter, eggs, and remaining sugar.
3Knead for 5 to 7 minutes to obtain a homogeneous dough ball.
4Let rise for 45 minutes, cover the bowl with a dry towel or plastic film.
5Preheat oven to 355 degrees Fahrenheit.
6Crush almond powder with a fork (it must be flexible enough), add egg whites, beat with a fork.
7Stir in powdered sugar, cinnamon, and almond paste. Set aside.
8Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to form a rectangle 35 x 40 centimeters. Cover dough with almond spread, using a knife or a spoon.
9Roll the dough tight (like a rolled cake).
10Cut roll in half, and wreathe the 2 parts together. Cut the 2 ends to get a clean edge, and gather them to form a crown.
11Place this ring on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Using a brush, gild with egg yolk diluted in 1 tablespoon of milk.
12Bake crown for 30 minutes, until golden brown.
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Stacy O. 10 Jul 2015
This bread is amazing! It has rich flavor, good texture and taste and is a hit no matter where I take it. I love making this just to show off my crazy skills.