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Roscón de Reyes

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Roscón de Reyes (also called rosca de Reyes (in Latin America) or rosco de Reyes) is a cake made from a sweet dough in an oval shape garnished with crystallized fruit. It is served in Spain on January, 6 during the celebration of the Día de Reyes (literally "Kings' Day"). In most of Spain, Mexico and sometimes Hispanic communities in the United States, this is the day when children get presents from the Three Wise Men (not Santa Claus).

In Spain, due to commercial interests, roscones bought in cake shops hide in their interior a figure - either of Jesus or others like little toys for kids and a dry fava bean. Whoever finds the figure is crowned and becomes the "king" or "queen" of the banquet, whereas whoever finds the bean has to pay next year's roscón.

Variants of this traditional Spanish cake may be either influenced directly from French pastries or Spanish ones. Whatever its origins, it can be found in similar versions in different parts of the world.



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Roscón de Reyes, es.wikipedia.org

Rosca de reyes, en.wikipedia.org

Roscón de Reyes, cocina.facilisimo.com