Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
I really wasn’t going to write again about this fabulous cake but as I sit here, 11.00am on a Sunday morning munching through a slice of slightly warm puff pastry and frangipane I just can’t help it….
A wonderful tradition, and one which will live on in Reminiac purely because the cake tastes so good.
Inside of the Galette is placed a small ‘feve’, the prize, which usually is a small ceramic figurine.
The tradition :
1. Gather family and friends around a table.
2. The youngest person then crawls under the table. I now have some difficulty in persuading my youngest child, now 8 years old to humour me, by performing this part of the tradition!!
3. The oldest (or the most honest !!) person then acts as distributor. Not me, because I always wait until Joe, the child under the table, nominates who the slice is for and if it’s mine I give myself a whopping great slice!
4. The distributor then cuts the galette into slices and the person under the table nominates who should be served each slice.
5. The person who finds the ‘feve’ is the King and wears the crown !!
Although traditionally this cake is eaten on 6th January, but how can a cake as delicious as this be kept for just one day a year?