Rosca de Reyes (Large) - 10 x 13 inches

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Rosca de Reyes (Large)
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Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread
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Rosca de Reyes Bread - Three Kings Sweet Bread - Epiphany Bread - Roscón de Reyes - Large rectangular shape

Net Weight 28 oz (10" x 13" rectangular oval shape) Serves approximately 14 portions per bread.


We also sell Roscas de Reyes (Diameter 10") for 6-8 people, ideal for a small family reunion or office celebration.

We keep our Roscas de Reyes - kings day Mexican sweet bread frozen, so they defrost during transit to your home, arriving fresh and ready to enjoy.

We are now shipping Rosca de Reyes from the prestigious Northgate Gonzalez Brand with 20 years improving the quality of their authentic roscas made in Southern California.

Roscas de Reyes History and Tradition

The tradition comes from the South of France, few centuries ago. At the beginning people used to present gifts to the “Baby Jesus” and mostly consisted of dried fruits, nuts, flour, honey, eggs and others. To commemorate the Epiphany, they took some of those gifts and baked a sweet roll with the shape of a crown, (Rosca de Reyes or King's Cake), remembering the Magi or Three Wise Men (Kings from the East) that went to adore the Baby Jesus. The story says the Kings were looking for the baby, which is why the baby dolls are inside the Rosca de Reyes to look for it.

It is a family and friends’ gathering to celebrate the Epiphany and the Rosca de Reyes or King’s Cake is an occasion to have some fun and enjoy the get together.

It is important that you explain to your guests, that there are 2 little plastic dolls: one is Baby and the other is a King. The one who finds the King has to please (honestly) during the feast, to the one who finds the Baby and both have to make a party on the 2nd of February (Dia de la Candelaria or Candlemas Day), inviting all the guests that are present and offer them tamales and Mexican hot chocolate. That is part of the GOOD LUCK!

Instructions for using the plastic dolls:

Look for the bag in the Rosca de Reyes box containing 2 sanitized plastic dolls. Please put the baby doll inside the Rosca de Reyes, lift carefully the rosca and insert the doll diagonally underneath. Do the same operation with the king doll on the opposite side of the first baby doll. Inform your guests that inside the Rosca de Reyes, there are 2 plastic dolls and tell them about the tradition as explained above.

Rosca is the name given to any ring-shaped bread or cookie. This sweet bread or round cake was once used by the friars to evangelize: a small baby doll, representing the Christ child or baby Jesus, is baked right in the bread- "hidden", to symbolize the hiding of the infant from King Herod's troops on the day of Los Santos Inocentes, the Holy Innocents. This treat is traditionally served on the festive Three Magi Kings Day (The Day of Kings), when the children receive their toys. Whoever gets the slice of rosca with the baby Jesus (little doll) in it has to provide the tamales and atole in a dinner party on February 2nd, on Candlemas or Dia de la Candelaria.

Epiphany and the Three Wise Men

The Feast of Epiphany also called "The Adoration of the Magi" or "The Manifestation of God." Celebrated on January 6th, it is known as the day of the Three Kings or Wise Men (The 3 Magi Kings): Caspar (Gaspar), Melchior (Melchor) and Balthazar (Baltazar). According to an old legend based on a Bible, these three kings (The Magi) saw a bright star on the night when Christ was born. They followed it to Bethlehem and found there the Christ child and presented it with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. On the Christian calendar, the twelfth day after Christmas is known as "Epiphany", "Twelfth Night", or "Kings Day." Rosca de Reyes is also called bread roll of the kings

Candlemas Day or Dia de la Candelaria

El dia de la Candelaria is the day of the Candle or Light, known as the Day of Purification. It is celebrated on February 2nd every year. It’s also called the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. In a Mexican tradition for that day, the Nativity scene is put away with a party given by the person who got the Baby Jesus in their piece of bread during the Rosca de Reyes celebration on January 6th. This person will be responsible for making a "Ropon" or christening gown for Baby Jesus. Generally, they celebrate with a dinner party with Tamales and invite all the family and friends that were present at the Rosca de Reyes or Kings Bread cutting.

Rosca de Reyes Tradition Summary

The Rosca de Reyes is ring shaped sweet bread with a small doll baked inside which represents the baby Jesus. The doll figure symbolizes the hiding of the infant Jesus from King Herod's troops. According to tradition whoever finds the little doll in their slice of sweet bread must give a party on February 2nd, Candlemas Day or Dia de la Candelaria, offering tamales, hot chocolate and atole to their guests. Candlemas is the day that Mary presented the infant Jesus to the temple and is traditionally the day that candles are blessed in the Catholic Church.



Rosca de Reyes - 800 g - 25 cms x 33 cms rectangular, porciones para aproximadamente 14 personas. Rosca de Reyes lista para comer.

También vendemos Rosca de Reyes Mediana para 6 - 8 personas, ideal para una reunión familiar o celebración del Dia de Reyes en la oficina.

Esta temporada estamos ofreciendo las Roscas de Reyes de la prestigiada marca Northgate Gonzalez con 20 años de experiencia en la elaboración de sus auténticas roscas hechas en el Sur de California. Rosca digna de Reyes

Bizcocho, Tarta de Reyes, Pastel de Reyes, Pastel de Navidad

La tradición de la rosca de reyes está ligada a la de los Santos Reyes Magos. De hecho, esta tradición reúne a la familia y a los amigos para cortar la rosca de reyes (pan de dulce) en la merienda del 6 de enero. Al parecer, esta costumbre la tomó la iglesia de los romanos incluyéndola en la celebración de la Epifanía, que recuerda la revelación de Jesús a los Reyes Magos. Esta celebración cobró fuerza durante la Edad Media y llegó a México en los primeros años del virreinato.

El roscón de Reyes, rosca de Reyes o rosco de Reyes es un pan dulce festivo de forma anular, adornado con rodajas de fruta cristalizada o confitada de colores. Roscones de Reyes.

En México, a la rosca de reyes se le acompañó con el chocolate y atole, fundiéndose una vez más, lo indígena con lo español. Una rosca se caracteriza por su forma redonda, sin embargo, en México, posiblemente porque cada vez eran más los invitados a la merienda, la rosca de reyes fue adquiriendo poco a poco una forma ovoide con el fin de que fuera más grande y alcanzara para todos los asistentes. No se sabe a partir de cuándo se comenzó a esconder dentro de la rosca un niño Dios de porcelana o plástico, pero lo que sí se sabe es que quien encontrara al niño, automáticamente se convertía en el padrino del mismo. Una de las obligaciones del padrino era llevar al niño Jesús del nacimiento de la casa en donde se cortó la rosca, para ser bendecido en la iglesia más cercana, el 2 de febrero, día de la Candelaria, originando así una gran tradición Mexicana y fiesta religiosa.

Según se dice, en algunos lugares de México se tenía por costumbre guardar en la rosca un anillo y un dedal, lo que significaba para quien encontrara el anillo, boda próxima y soltería, por lo menos de un año a quien encontrara el dedal.

Actualmente la partida de la rosca de reyes ha contribuido a establecer lazos de convivencia en los centros de trabajo, puesto que esta tradición se ha hecho extensiva y dejada de ser exclusiva del ámbito familiar. Los niños escondidos en la rosca se han multiplicado y los padrinos de los mismos han de regalar a los comensales con atole y tamales el 2 de febrero. Quienes participan en la partida de la rosca, en ocasiones son capaces de tragarse al niño para eludir el compromiso que dicta la tradición.

La tradición de los "Reyes", termina con la tradición de la "partida de la rosca" pero ésta a su vez se enlaza con la del día de la Candelaria.



Product Reviews
Rosca de Reyes (Large) - 15 inches
$39.00
5 Stars based on 6 Review(s)
Rosy
Jax, FL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Delicious! The best Rosca De Reyes!
January 21, 2013

Excellent! I was very happy to finally be able to have good Rosca. Simply delicious.

Antonio
West Virginia
4 Stars

Thank you mexgroce!!
January 16, 2012

We initially ordered one large rosca. I asked for that order to be delivered during the first week of January. Later in December we realized that more people were going to join us during the three kings’ celebration…also my birthday. Because of that, my wife called to add a second large rosca to our order. They told her that it was not possible to add an item to an existing order, therefore, she had to place a second order. Not a big deal, other than paying a new shipment!!! The inconvenient was that bout shipments showed up with a week difference. Of course, when we opened them on January 6, both roscas seemed like they had been baked the same day... two weeks before! We live in a place where getting this kind of products from a “walk in” store is virtually impossible. We really appreciate the opportunity mexgrocer gives us to enjoy of our traditions. We look forward to try el pan de muertos!!! Antonio

marisa
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes (Large)
January 17, 2011

Deliciosa!!!!

Chelsie
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes (Large)
January 6, 2010

If you don't have time to bake fresh Rosca de Reyes this holiday season, you can have one delivered right to your door. See Chelsie Kenyon's review at MexicanFood.About.com at: http://mexicanfood.about.com/od/reviews/fr/roscareview.htm

miriam
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes (Large)
December 15, 2009

que bueno que ayuden a mantener viva y poder pasar una de mis tradiciones a mis hijos............ gracias !!!!!!!!!

Kim
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes (Large)
December 10, 2009

I'm so glad that you are selling the large size of Rosca de Reyes, now we can enjoy more this wonderful bread during the holidays. Thank you!



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