What is a “Roscón de Reyes”?
The “Roscón de Reyes” (King’s Cake) is a doughnut shaped cake topped with sugared fruits and sprinkled with sugar. It is traditional to eat it on “El Día de Reyes” – The King’s Day, (Epiphany, 6th January). The “King’s Day” is when Spanish children receive presents from the “Reyes Magos” (the Wise Men – the 3 Kings who brought baby Jesus gifts). It is traditional to put surprise figures inside the roscón and whoever finds them in their portion will have good luck the following year and will be the king of the party. However, you also put in a dry bean, “una haba” and whoever finds this has to pay for the cake.
Here is a simple recipe to make your own “Roscón de Reyes” (King’s Cake): Continue reading