What is on the Rosca de Reyes?
The Rosca de Reyes is a crown of yeast and flour decorated with crispy diamonds of sugary powder and jewels made of multicolored candied fruit peels and figs, guavas, and cherries. Inside one of the slices of this circular loaf of bread is a bite-size plastic toy baby meant to represent Jesus.
What is Rosca de Reyes in English?
During Día de Los Reyes, Mexicans serve Rosca de Reyes, or King’s Cake. “Rosca” means wreath and “reyes” means kings. The Rosca de Reyes has an oval shape to symbolize a crown and has a small doll inside, which represents baby Jesus. The doll figure symbolizes the hiding of the infant Jesus from King Herod’s troops.
Why do we eat Rosca de Reyes?
Rosca de Reyes is eaten on Día de Reyes, or the Epiphany, each year. It’s a tradition that came over from Spain to Mexico and eventually the southern states. It marks the day when, according to the Christian faith, the Three Wise Men following the star to Bethlehem arrived with gifts for baby Jesus.
Which foods and drinks are typical for Dia de los Reyes Magos?
Loved ones often gather to celebrate the holiday with a dinner feast, breaking bread together with the rosca de reyes, or “bread of kings.” The rosca is a sweet, ring-shaped bread adorned with colorful candied cherries, red and green dried fruit and a sugary topping usually found atop conchas, a Mexican sweet bread.
What happens if you get baby Jesus in Rosca?
Tradition calls for a small plastic infant figure to be placed inside the rosca de reyes to represent baby Jesus, hidden from King Herod’s troops. Whoever ends up with the baby Jesus figurine in their slice of cake, in many cases, is obligated to make food for the others. Usually, tamales.
What is Rosca called in English?
“Rosca” means wreath and “Reyes” means kings, so a direct translation of Rosca de Reyes would be “Kings’ Wreath”. The sweet bread is shaped in the form of a wreath and usually has candied fruit on top, and a figurine of a baby baked inside (now made of plastic but previously they were porcelain or tin).
Do Christians eat the Rosca?
Three Kings Day, which marks the day in the Christian religion that the Three Wise Men visited the baby Jesus, is today. This holiday, also known as Epiphany, is usually celebrated by gifting children presents and eating Rosca de Reyes, also known as Roscon de Reyes in Spain or King’s Cake.
What do you eat on Dia de los Reyes Spain?
Much like the traditional milk and cookies for Santa Claus and his reindeer, Spanish children often set out plates of food or sweets for los reyes magos. The kings’ camels also receive dried grass or hay from the traditionalists, or milk and bread if those aren’t handy!
How does Spain celebrate Dia de los Reyes?
The day is celebrated by the special cake – Roscon – a sweet bread filled covered with glace fruits and sugar. Inside the Roscon there is usually a small toy hidden which will bring luck during the coming year to whoever finds it.