Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Being the last day of Christmas before the return to work, Twelfth Night was originally a pagan festival, and was the cause of feasting and games; the final day of the Lord of Misrule's reign too.
A traditional Twelfth Night cake has a bean concealed within it - the finder is crowned King of the Bean.
I haven't made a Twelfth Night cake yet (oven is turned up, and I think I will, but my own version), but the decorations are all down and put away, the greenery removed to the otuside of the house too; it's considered bad luck not to have this done by now.
Off to find my bean! Will post my recipe later.
Posted by MrsL at 15:32