Twelfth Night at Mires Beck
Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany Eve) symbolises the last night of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
A popular Twelfth Night tradition was to have a bean and a pea hidden inside a Twelfth-night cake. The tradition was that the man who found the bean inside his slice of cake becomes King for the night, and if the woman found a pea in her slice of cake, she would become Queen for the night. People would then continue celebrating by singing Christmas carols and feasting.
A punch called "wassail" is consumed especially on Twelfth Night, which is a hot mulled cider. Ingredients to make wassail involves:
- Apple cider/apple juice
- 3 Gala Apples
- 1 large orange
- Ground ginger (or ginger spice)
- Vanilla pod (or vanilla extract)
- Cinnamon sticks
To find out more about this recipe, please click on this Good Food link.
At our Mires Beck shop, we are selling
You can celebrate Twelfth Night in your homes, as you can crank up the Christmas music and make wassail, some of which ingredients we are selling at Mires Beck!
We need to make as much produce as we can for our retail area,