Saturday, 5 January 2013
Saturday Photo: Bolo Rei a Day Early
The person who gets the piece with the whatever is the "king" and is supposed to have a lucky year. Sounds like a nice prospect and certainly this year when Jan. 6 is the last day of the extended holiday season, finding it in your dessert would be a great way to top the season off.
This is the excellent Portuguese version of the cake. Called Bolo Rei, it's a sweet bread with candied fruit and a bean inside. I bought it at Padaria Coimbra (also known as the Baguette dorée) on Mount-Royal boulevard in the Bairro Português here. Discovering the bakery was one of the better parts of the 8 months we spent in the neighborhood after our fire.
Lee and I each had a slice last night, despite the fact that Kings' Day hasn't arrived yet. Neither of us got the bean, though: perhaps Jeanne or Elin will when they're by today.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom