Friday, January 7, 2011

Epiphany - or la Fête des Rois !



On the 6th of January in Switzerland, you bake raisin sweet bread made of a dozen or so rolls, top it with almonds or sugar and hide inside one of the rolls a tiny king.



The lucky eater who finds the king (and doesn't break her teeth on it!) gets the crown!




16 comments:

Ola said...

Very nice tradition!

Eyeliquor said...

A lovely tradition!
Mouth watering! :-D

Judy said...

I'm falling in love with Switzerland ;) What a wonderful tradition!

Joe said...

Neat tradition.

texwisgirl said...

Sounds like the "Fat Tuesday" tradition here in the States (actually New Orleans). They bake a King's cake - frosted with purples and greens for carnival colors. In one piece is a token that you hope to get. It's tradition for Carnival before Ash Wednesday and Lent begins... :)

Southern Lady said...

How wonderful! Carla

Randy said...

Sounds wonderful and that bread looks so delicious. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Out on the prairie said...

What a nice celebration, nobody realizes this holiday.

Dawn said...

Okay...I have a friend who is headed your way in a few weeks. Think I will hide in his suitcase!!!!!
Love your traditions.

Meg said...

That looks like a ton of fun! My kids would flip if they found stuff in their food. Has anyone broken a tooth? :)

Nancy said...

Texwisgirl said was I was going to say -- but the early bird gets the worm so I'll have to come up with something else. ;)

So who got the king? Inquiring minds want to know. :)

teca said...

Lovely tradition... lovely!

Kisses and hugs, dear.

Linda said...

Yes, I want to know who found the king also! Beautiful bread, wish I were there to eat it with you :)

Allison said...

No teeth broken in our family, but we hear of people who break them ever year! :D

Good grief...what are people thinking putting toys in their food?

Chatelaine said...

I guess one must be very careful with their food on that day. Nice tradition to keep.

Evi said...

Chez nous, c'est Louis qui a été couronné roi! Il est tombé sur une jolie princesse en céramique :D