It’s a Swiss tradition. On the 6th of January we celebrate the Three King’s Day by having “Königskuchen” – King’s Cake. It’s a Cake made out of sweet bread dough buns and decorated with almonds and sugar. Hidden in one of the buns is a little king figurine the person that finds it it there bun becomes king for the day.
Of course our three kids couldn’t wait to find out who was to become king or queen…
…and the king is our eldest.
(his little brother didn’t mind to much as he was king at kindergarten and our youngest said she preferred to be princess anyway)
We bought our cake from our local bakery but if you want to give it a go here’s the recipe.
1 tsp salt
(if you like you can add a handful of currants or bits of chocolate)
a figurine (or as they do in some places a bean ,an almond or a coin)
a handful of almond slivers
a handful of coarse sugar