Sunday 6 January 2013

A belated Christmas gift

I made my daughter a shopping tote for Christmas. She liked it but told me that she would have preferred it a bit bigger. So what's a good mum to do? Of course make her a bigger one. And this one got her complete approval (and it's reversible) !
As today is the 6th of January (Epiphany) I made a "Three King Bread" (another Swiss tradition).  Traditionally there's a small plastic king hidden in one of the smaller buns, but since I haven't got one, I used a whole almond instead. Whoever gets the bun with the king inside, is king or queen for the day and is allowed the wear the crown. As it turned out lager than I though, I suspect we'll be eating it for breakfast for the next few days.

Bon appétit!

Vreni x


Julimond said...

Was für ein schöner Brauch, liebe Vreni.
Bin gespannt, wer das Krönchen tragen darf...Foto davon bitte ;-))
Das ist ein toller Stoff für die Einkaufstasche, der gefällt mir sehr gut.Ich brauche auch eine neue Tasche, die werde ich diese Woche noch nähen, der Stoff liegt schon bereit.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Dreikönigstag


Geckoboxes said...

Your daughter is so lucky: now she has two bags. Lovely fabric! I like that you keep your Swiss tradition in hot Singapore alive! Every bite from this bread will be carefully tasted. Bon appetite!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Love your daughters tote! They are so handy, I use mine all the time!

Martina said...

Toll wenn man so eine kreative Mutter hat, lach! Deine Tasche gefaellt mir sehr. Bin gespannt was du im 2013 alles so kreierst und freu mich auf ein weiteresvirtuelles Jahr mit dir.
Der 3 Koenigskuchen sieht lecker aus.
LG Martina

FlourishingPalms said...

I love the tradition of honoring Christmas until Epiphany, but it's definitely not in vogue. We even used to leave the Christmas tree up until then. Now people take them down the day after Christmas! Your bread looks so appetizing!

Rita said...

Sali Vreni
Vielen Dank für Deinen Kommentar;)!
Der Dreikönigskuchen war sehr fein!
Falls Du Könige möchtest, ich hätte noch hier in Reserve;)
Adresse mir mailen, dann geht ein kleines Couvert auf die Reise!
Wünsch Dir einen ganz guten Wochenstart, Rita

donkey and the carrot said...

My dear Vreni happy New Year!!!! What a beautiful bag! Both of them!!! And what a nice idea for my next recipe!!!So whenever you can just tell me the ingredients!!! From my little one and me, hugs and kisses!

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty tote Vreni! I hope you've been appropriately crowned the Queen by now LOL!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lovely colors you chose for that bag.

Janet said...

The totes are lovely we can't have too many of those. Yummy looking bread and such a nice tradition. A bit like the coins in christmas puddings.

FarahLin said...

Lovely tote and that bread looks delish!

Lynda said...

Cute shopping tote and the bread looks delicious.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Wow, it looks delicious! You're making me hungry! :) Hope you got to be the queen! :)