After Christmas, after the new year eve , here is the moment to taste the Twelfth-Night pancake. Some people prefer the Pancake filled with Almond paste, others like what we call Pithiviers consisted to 100% of cream of almond and finally there are the ardent supporters of the brioche-like crown.
No matter what we like, the main thing is to share a good moment!
Before 1960s, Epiphanie was a day holiday which fallen 06/01, we tasted then the cake 05/01 in the evening.
But Vatican decided on it otherwise and the celebration had to be made on first Sunday of January. Certain countries as Spain and Poland kept the date of 06/01.
The French, greedy take advantage of it to eat it all January long!
If in Spain the day of kings, January 06th, children receive presents, the pancake has nothing to do on the other hand with the religion. Indeed, it was a question of celebrating the winter solstice, convenient to the divinations. Moreover certain members of a religious order of the time set face against this custom bound to the too festive pancake to their taste (Lutheran, Calvinist …)
In the roman time, there were the Saturnalia during which we ate pancake, all at the same table, king, subjects, masters and slaves.
Then in the Middle Ages the one who “pulled king” that is who had the bean had to buy the round of drinks to everybody! On the other hand, the crown was never for the latter. It was a real attribute of monarchy, thus everybody could not carry a crown.
The bean symbolizes the fertility, in the winter solstice, the given egg an embryo thus the life. Very important faith at the Greeks!
Now that you know almost everything about the history of the pancake, we let you take advantage of this delicious cake!
Every team of the hotel Home Moderne wishes you one enjoy your meal