Rosca De Reyes (King Cake)


The Rosca de Reyes (also known as King Cake) is a Spanish and Portuguese bread eaten in Mexico, South America and other areas. It is made out of flour, salt, sugar, butter, yeast, water and seasonings. This dessert is eaten around January 6th in order to celebrate Los Tres Reyes Magos (also known as epiphany/ the three wise men). This object /food has sentimental value because my family and I would eat this once a year. It was also a day in which all my family would gather around and have a slice. In the rosca (king cake), there would be a hidden plastic baby jesus in the dessert, the person who would get the plastic baby jesus in their slice would have to bring tamales on February 2nd, this day is also known as El Dia de la Candelaria (also known as Candlemas Day). This day is known as the feast of the presentation of the lord jesus and the feast of the purification of the blessed virgin mary, a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Where not that religious though, we just bring the tamales and eat them.

– Antonio Gutierrez

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