Tortell

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Tortell, Tortel in Spanish or Gâteau des Rois in French (Reiaume or Corona dels Reis in Occitan) is a Catalan and Occitan pastry typically O-shaped, usually stuffed with marzipan or whipped cream, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.wikipedia
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Marzipan

MarsipanBadem ezmesiGoan Catholic version of marzipan
Tortell, Tortel in Spanish or Gâteau des Rois in French (Reiaume or Corona dels Reis in Occitan) is a Catalan and Occitan pastry typically O-shaped, usually stuffed with marzipan or whipped cream, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.
Marzipan is also used in Tortell, and in some versions of king cake eaten during the Carnival season.

Catalan cuisine

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Tortell, Tortel in Spanish or Gâteau des Rois in French (Reiaume or Corona dels Reis in Occitan) is a Catalan and Occitan pastry typically O-shaped, usually stuffed with marzipan or whipped cream, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.
Tortell, also called torta or roscó in Northern and Southern dialects. It is round, it can be made of puff pastry or a mixture similar to lionesas and palos, and stuffed with trufa (a mixture of cacao, chocolate and cream) or with crema catalana. It is typically bought and eaten after Sunday's lunch, in family or with friends. A common alternative is called the braç de gitano (Gypsy's arm), that in Catalonia is always covered with yolk jam.

King cake

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A similar tradition in and around New Orleans, Louisiana is the king cake while in Mexico there is a very similar dish called rosca de reyes, and in the Portuguese-speaking world the bolo rei.
Related culinary traditions are the tortell of Catalonia, the gâteau des Rois or reiaume in Provence or the galette des Rois in the northern half of France, bolo rei of Portugal, and the Greek and Cypriot vasilopita.

Epiphany (holiday)

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It is traditionally eaten on January 6 (Epiphany), at the conclusion of the Twelve Days of Christmas. This is also known as the day of the Three Wise Men according to the Catholic liturgical calendar.
In the south, in Provence, and in the south-west, a crown-shaped cake or brioche filled with fruit called a gâteau des Rois is eaten.

Twelfth Night (holiday)

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Around the world, special pastries, such as the tortell and king cake, are baked on Twelfth Night, and eaten the following day for the Feast of the Epiphany celebrations.

Brioche

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La brioche aux fruits confits or gâteau des rois

List of French dishes

List of French dishes – common desserts and pastries
Gateau des rois (tortell, provençal variant of the king cake with glazed fruit)

Spanish cuisine

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Among the desserts are: Catalan cream, carquinyolis, panellets, tortell, and neules.

Vasilopita

Basil-Cake
The traditions surrounding vasilopita are very similar to western European celebrations of the Twelfth Night and Epiphany: the king cake of France and Louisiana and the tortell in Catalonia.

Olot

Olot, Catalonia
Main products of Olot's local gastronomy are the sweet herbal liquor ratafia, the traditional cakes coca de llardons and tortell de matafaluga, the charcuterie from Olot, the Olot potatoes (wafers of potato stuffed with meat, covered in egg and flour, and then deep-fried), and the buckwheat flour.

Traditions of Catalonia

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Coca (pastry)

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The more specific King's cake (in Catalan, Tortell de Reis) is traditional in Occitania as well as in territories of Catalan culture as a part of the New Year holidays.

Spanish language

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Tortell, Tortel in Spanish or Gâteau des Rois in French (Reiaume or Corona dels Reis in Occitan) is a Catalan and Occitan pastry typically O-shaped, usually stuffed with marzipan or whipped cream, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.

French language

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Tortell, Tortel in Spanish or Gâteau des Rois in French (Reiaume or Corona dels Reis in Occitan) is a Catalan and Occitan pastry typically O-shaped, usually stuffed with marzipan or whipped cream, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.

Occitan cuisine

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Tortell, Tortel in Spanish or Gâteau des Rois in French (Reiaume or Corona dels Reis in Occitan) is a Catalan and Occitan pastry typically O-shaped, usually stuffed with marzipan or whipped cream, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.

Whipped cream

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Tortell, Tortel in Spanish or Gâteau des Rois in French (Reiaume or Corona dels Reis in Occitan) is a Catalan and Occitan pastry typically O-shaped, usually stuffed with marzipan or whipped cream, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.

Twelve Days of Christmas

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It is traditionally eaten on January 6 (Epiphany), at the conclusion of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Catholic Church

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This is also known as the day of the Three Wise Men according to the Catholic liturgical calendar.