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Behind The Apron – Christmas And Three Kings Day: A Celebration With Flavors Of Tradition

Behind The Apron – Christmas And Three Kings Day: A Celebration With Flavors Of Tradition

Christmas and Three Kings’ Day are two of the most important celebrations of the year. In both celebrations, food plays a fundamental role as it is an opportunity to gather with family and friends and enjoy delicious dishes. Three Kings’ Day is celebrated on January 6th, commemorating the arrival of the Magi to Bethlehem. In this celebration, it is traditional to eat the “Rosca de Reyes” (Three Kings’ Ring), which I share with you here:

Three Kings’ Ring


• 500 g of flour

• 50 g of sugar

• 125 g of butter

• 1 egg

• 1 teaspoon of yeast

• 1 teaspoon of vanilla

• A pinch of salt

For the filling:

• 500 g of whipped cream

• 100 g of powdered sugar

• 1 small figurine of the Baby Jesus


1. mix the flour, sugar, butter, egg, yeast, vanilla, and salt in a bowl.

2. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic.

3. Let the dough rest in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.

4. Once the dough has rested, roll it out on a floured surface to form a circle about 25 cm in diameter.

5. Place the whipped cream in the center of the dough circle.

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6. Fold the dough circle in half so that the cream is inside.

7. Cut the dough circle into slices about 2 cm wide.

8. Roll each dough slice into a ring.

9. Place the rings on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

10. Let the rings rest for 30 minutes, or until they double in size.

11. Brush the rings with a beaten egg.

12. Bake the rings for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

13. Let the rings cool before serving.

by: Jose Eliseo Guzman B. Profesional en Gastronomía

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