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L’Epiphanie

January 6, 2015

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Today is Epiphany – the day on the church calendar that celebrates the kings’ visit and the end of the 12 days of Christmas.  Here in France it is marked with la galette des rois – a king cake! 

The special thing about these cakes is that there is a treasure baked inside!  The traditions surrounding the person who receives the treat in their piece vary, but usually something along the lines of getting more cake (or buying others a cake!). 

We purchased one from one of our favorite boulangeries with the most delicious chocolate filling.  Of course, Amelia got the little treat, which happened to be a little blonde girl…we think a French literary character but have yet to Google it.

So, happy epiphany and the formal end to the Christmas season!  And, yeah, the cake was delicious…

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