Rosca De Reyes - King Cake
220 mins (prep 180, cooking 40)
18 ingredients
16 servings
The Day of Kings (el Dia de Tres Reyes), or Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6 to commemorate the day the magi arrived bearing gifts for the infant Jesus. The Day of the Kings is observed by Latin cultures with the making and eating of a rosca de reyes, a sweet bread on the order of Louisiana's King cake, with a hidden tiny plastic baby (or a dried bean), representing the baby Jesus, inside. If you get the slice with the "baby", you will have good luck all year. Serve with delicious hot chocolate. From Ofelia Escobedo as published by the North County Times in California.

Categories:  fruit , north-american , mexican , <-4-hours , brunch , yeast-breads , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , holiday , food-gift , mardi-gras~carnival , kid-friendly , heirloom~historical , number-of-servings , breads , from-scratch , for-large-groups ,
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Serving Size (57.71 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 173.14 Calories from Fat 3.06
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.34g 8.48%
Saturated Fat 0.05g 4.23%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.58mg 1.05%
Total Carbohydrate 39.87g 212.64%
Dietary Fiber 1.47 g 94.03%
Sugars 16.97 g %
Protein 3.17g 101.47%
Vitamin A 17.68IU% Vitamin C 2.19mg%
Calcium 15.06mg% Iron 1.5mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lukewarm milk, melted butter, dash salt, chopped candied lemon peel, chopped candied citron, dried