Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread - 10 inches

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Net Weight 1 LB (Diameter 10") Serves approximately 6 to 8 portions per bread.


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 also sell Large Roscas de Reyes (10" x 13" rectangular or oval shape) for 14+ people, ideal for a family reunion or office celebration.

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 plastic 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 figurine or 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 Jesus 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 plastic 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 infant 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 - 470 g - 26 cms. de diametro para 6-8 personas lista para comer.

También vendemos Rosca de Reyes GRANDE (25 cms x 33 cms forma rectangular) para 14+ 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 - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread - 10 inches
$19.95
5 Stars based on 14 Review(s)
Yolanda
United States
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Was a hit with the family
January 13, 2014

My parents have had a Rosca before but I had and it was the hit of the party. Was very fresh and tasted wonderful.
Pros:
packaged very well very fresh
Cons:
I had to insert the babies

Vicky
Alabama
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Rosca de Reyes
January 19, 2013

Quite good, just like in Mexico, perhaps even better as it wasn't quite as dry as Roscas in Mexico often happen to be. The two babies, however, was news to me but it adds to the fun.

Nidia oliver
Pennsylvania
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Rosca de Reyes
January 16, 2013

It was fantastic. It was as good as the ones you get fresh in the corner bakery in Mexico. Fresh, wonderful flavor, texture my children ate it all in the same meal they all got seconds and we will order it again for sure. We loved it,!

Donna
Blandon, Pa
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Rosca dey Reyes - Three Kings Cake
January 22, 2012

My son needed it for his Spanish class. It was delicious, sweet and fresh!
Pros:
It arrived on time and was nicely packaged. The customer service rep was extremely helpful. Would definitely order this again!

Ruth
California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Rosca de Reyes
January 22, 2012

Recibi la rosca muy rapido y llego deliciosa y fresca, se las recomiendo.
Pros:
Recien horneada

Elizabeth
San Diego, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent!
January 17, 2012

My family loved the rosca, and it arrived so quickly!!

Alex Herrera
Fort Lauderdale
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Delicioso!
January 16, 2012

It arrived right on time and the Italian-American part of the family loved it, and me too. My only regret is not buying the larger one. Will buy again and again.

Erin
Tampa, FL
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Eat it quickly.
January 16, 2012

This was very well received at our house. The bread arrived fresh and early, and it's jam packed with fruits. The little figurines were packaged so that they were easy to find and you can hide them yourself. My only caveat is this bread does not keep very well, so you and your guests had better nibble it up fast.
Pros:
delicious lots of fruit figurines
Cons:
does not keep well

Tim
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread
February 2, 2011

I ordered this because I was in Mexico last year for King's Day and I wanted to walk down memory lane. I ended up eating most of it myself. I was disappointed that it didn't arrive for King's Day but that was my fault. I didn't order it until 12/31.

Amparo
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread
January 24, 2011

Great service, and the rosca was WOOW, thanks for bringing Mexico to our new country

David
4 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread
January 18, 2011

The product was great, but the time it took to arrive was almost twice as long as last year. I ordered it on a friday and it arrived on thursday. Last year it was ordered on a Monday and it arrived two days later.

Sandy
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread
January 10, 2011

As I mentioned in an earlier email, your service was EXCELLENT this year! And the cakes were so fresh and delicious! All of my students so enjoyed our Rosca parties and I will definitely the cakes again next year!!! Muchas Gracias!

Dafne Garizurieta
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread
January 6, 2011

Excelente rosca, me llego en 2 dias estoy mas que impresionada con el servicio de este sitio y con la calidad de rosca!! llevo muchos anos viviendo fuera de Mexico y no habia probado una verdadera rosca desde entonces, en Florida puras imitaciones, pero esta rosca es la autentica! altamente recomendable, 1a vez que la ordeno y la experiencia fue increible.

Sofia
5 Stars

Review for Rosca de Reyes - Three Kings Cake - Kings Day Mexican Sweet Bread
December 10, 2009

Ya son varios años que hemos comprado la Rosca de Reyes de El Molino y por mucho es la mas sabrosa de todas. Mi familia está feliz que podamos seguir con esta tradición acá en USA, además de disfrutar un pan biscocho de mucha calidad hecha con buenos ingredientes y divertirnos todos.



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