Roscón de Reyes

Roscón de Reyes, Lanzarote

It is tradition to eat a cake called Roscón de Reyes on the 6th January, this cake is a light ring of sweet bread with candied fruits set into the top and the centre filled with vanilla or chocolate mousse. In each cake is a tiny porcelain baby/king and a bean, if you get the baby/king you will have good luck and you wear the gold paper hat and its said if you find the bean you have to pay for the cake!

We received a gift of this cake today from our neighbours with a bottle of Lanzarote moscatel, a sweet pudding wine which complemented each other perfectly.

I have just read an article about a huge roscón which was made in Mexico this week and served in the the plaza central del Zócalo. The cake weighed 10,000 kilos! It was made with 6,600 kilos of flour, 3,000 kilos of butter, 4,400 kilos of eggs, 1,500 litres of milk, 2,000 kilos of sugar, 70 kilos of salt and 60 litres of vanilla. The cake was shared between 200,000 people who had gathered there to meet Los Reyes Magos.

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Roscón de Reyes, Lanzarote