Thursday, January 19, 2012

Treasures in the mail

Yesterday the Postman brought me a treasure! My friend, Mimi, sent me a New Year card, in which were hiding these three little figurines, called "Fèves". (which is a word for broad beans in French) 
These little figures are baked into the traditional pastry called Galette, served at Epiphany. There are lots of traditions in various parts of France. I've posted about this before, and now I'm happy to have my own Fèves for next year.

Included in the envelope were these pages from the magazine,  Femme Actuelle, and has several recipes for this delicious pastry. I want to try both. I don't think I'll wait for next January to try them. I won't be adding the fève, though. They will go into the box with the Advent/Christmas/Epiphany box.

Avec toute ma gratitude, Mimi
Merci beaucoup!

5 comments:

Pondside said...

What a unique and thoughtful gift! I've heard of this tradition, and many in Quebec still follow it. Let us know how the pastries work out.

Adrienne said...

When they are finished next year, you may feel free to mail me the one with the cute little crown, merci beaucoup...

Adrienne said...

Or........................we could meet on the pass and exchange gifts.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a nice idea! Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at Potpourri Friday!

Sherry said...

How neat!~ Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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