Roscon-de-ReyesChristmas season is almost over… Say goodbye with a sweet smile and taste with us the Roscón de Reyes, the sweetiest Spanish Christmas recipe!
The Roscón de Reyes is a very popular cake, eaten on 6th of January, the day the ‘Three Wise Men’ or the ‘Three Kings’ arrive to bring presents to the children who have been good all year around! It usually has a little surprise hidden in the dough, for one lucky person. Generally the ‘surprise’ would be a little Christmas figurine. While eating the cake, the person who gets the figurine has to provide the Roscón de Reyes for the next year, however everyone else tends to help anyway.
If you fancy making a Roscón de Reyes and taste it, here you have the ingredients:
1/3 cup warm water
1 packet of yeast
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1- 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon anise seed
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
A small figurine or toy
Candied Fruit (about 2 cups of assorted fruit cut into strips such as figs, orange, lemon, mango or cherries)
1 egg beaten (egg wash)
1/3 cup sugar (topping)