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  • Roscon de Reyes (Three Kings Cake)


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    A festive cake enjoyed by Spanish families, Roscon de Reyes (Three Kings Cake), traditionally contains a hidden toy, model king or butter bean which is said to bring year long luck to the finder. Traditionally served with an Andalusian tortilla on the 6th January to celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men.


    Roscon de Reyes (Three Kings Cake)

    Yield: Makes one 15in cake


    • 400g flour
    • 3 eggs
    • 100g butter
    • 100g sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 litre milk
    • 1 lemon, zest
    • Dried mixed peel for decorating
    • Glace cherries for decorating
    • Salt
    • 250ml whipping cream, for filling
    • Model king / small toy / butterbean, for decoration (optional)


    1. Mix the baking powder 4 tbsp of the milk add this to 100g of the flour. Mix together until it forms a dough type mixture - cover with a clean tea towel and set aside until it doubles in size.
    2. Place the rest of the flour (300g) in a bowl and add the eggs, sugar, pinch of salt, the rest of the milk and zest of the lemon. Mix well then add the butter and continue mixing for a further 2 mins then add the dough mixture - once a smooth dough has been achieved cover and set aside for 2 hours.
    3. After 2hrs knead the mixture then put it in a ring shape on a greased baking tray. Decorate with the dried mixed peel and glace cherries. Brush with milk and bake in an oven at 160 degrees for 15-20 mins.
    4. When cool, whip the cream and slice the bun in half. Fill it with whipped cream (you can hide the toy, model king or butter bean in the cream). Slice and serve.




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