Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake

Today is the day that men, women and children all across France will eat a piece of cake in the hopes of finding a bean. January 6th marks the Christian holiday of Epiphany, (Fête des Rois, en français) which the French traditionally celebrate by baking a cake known as the Galette des Rois. Find the bean that's baked inside this yummy, almondy concoction and you're king for the day. Want to give it a try? Here's a recipe I found on Allrecipes.com, one of my favorite online food sites. Bon appétit!

4 comments:

Petulia said...

Mmmm...I love gdr, and I love the windows of bakeries all around Paris. I am back on Friday, will take some pics and post them on my blog:-)

Tanya said...

Can't wait to see the pics, Petulia!

julie said...

Neat! In some cultures, the bean is replaced by a little plastic baby in the "king's cake." And in the South, on New Year's Day, my mom always made cornbread and put a penny in it-- whoever found the penny was going to have a lucky year.

Happy Hotelier said...

I did it in Strassbourg
Almost broke my teeth on an ....Indian no bean to find:-)