let them eat cake!
Epiphany cakes are a wonderful tradition found across the globe (Galette des Rois, King Cake…).
Do any families in your community have a special Epiphany baked good in their recipe boxes?
What recipes can you discover from around the world?
One of Shanna’s Favourite parts of Epiphany is all the different food traditions that exist around the world to ring in the arrival of the magi. In Mexico, we have the Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread baked in the shape of a wreath. In northern France, Quebec, and Belgium it is called Galette des Rois in French. In most of France, this is usually a puff pastry filled with frangipane. A Twelfth Night Cake in the United Kingdom could be a dried fruit bejeweled Sponge wrapped in Fondant and decorated like a crown. No matter which cultural tradition you happen to belong to, there is a delicious and playful way to recall the story of the journeying wise people, and cap off the Christmas season with a joyful treat. Here is my favourite recipe for Galette des Rois.