This is the first I've ever heard about a twelfth day cake. I'm intrigued. I'm going to look it up!
I heard mention of it in my St. Andrew's Missal and thought I'd make one. Here's what I know.
Twelfth Night, also known as Twelfth Day Eve, Epiphany and Old Christmas Eve, falls on January fifth, the twelfth day after Christmas. The once famous customs of Twelfth Night have not been celebrated extensively in England since the mid-nineteenth century, although some folk practices connected with the season have continued to modern times.
Originally the Twelfth Night Cake, baked with a bean and a pea inside, was accompanied by generous supplies of "Lamb's Wool" (an ale, seasoned with sugar, nutmeg and the pulp of roasted apples.for the wassail bowl), as well as various kinds of sweetmeats.
It was customary for friends and relatives to gather round the festive board on Twelfth Night to dine sumptuously and then perform the ceremony of cutting the Twelfth Cake. Whoever found the bean in his portion of cake was proclaimed King of the revel, while the person getting the pea was Queen. Immediately a mock court was established, and each of the guests was assigned to some different office and title of importance.
I need to find a decent recipe.
If you don't take the Mother of God's advice and pray the Rosary everyday to bring peace to your world, nation and family and your eternal salvation, what advice can I possibly give you?
We went to an epiphany party last night, and they did a kings cake, which is the same sort of idea. They hid a tiny manger in the cake and the one who got it had to read the poem picked out. It was fun!
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