Thursday, January 05, 2006

Rosca de Reyes

Rosca de Reyes! Mmm... This morning I went to the Mexican Bakery and placed my order for this delicious sweet bread which is eaten on January 6th.

Now all I need to do is get my shoes ready for the Wise Men's treats for me. OK, so the treats and gifts are for children, but just in case- I'll get my shoes ready.

Remember, be careful when eating the Rosca de Reyes, there is a little plastic baby hidden in there- somewhere! Tradition is that if you get the little doll- you are hosting the party on February 2nd (Dia de la Candelaria)!

Hoy por la mañana llegue a la panedería a poner mi órden para 3 roscas- una para mi mamá, otra mi esposo y yo, y la tercera para mis alumnos. A mi me fascina esta tradición! Lástima que mi esposo y yo no tenemos hijos con quién compartir esta tradición.

12 comments:

mariposatomica said...

I'm hungry just looking at the picture of la rosca. We need to have a cyber rosca and have a party on feb. 2. Please send a slice of the rosca to chicago!

Lu Soto said...

Feliz dia de Reyes! I put my shoe out last night, but didn't get anything... i'm sad. My husband did get something... i wonder if the tres reyes got my change of address card.

I am so jealous, i'm attempting to make my own rosca today, if i fail Upside down pineapple cake it is!

Lui

Yamell said...

I want to start this tradition too. We never did it as children with my family but I'd love to do it.

Hanuman1960 said...

What a wonderful tradition! I hope you get candy in your shoes!!!

coco said...

Sweet bread, me encanta la traducción. Ya sabes que dentro hay que poner una figurita de porcelana y un haba. Quien se come el pedazo de roscón que contiene la figurita, es rey por un día; y quien consigue el haba debe comprar el pastel el próximo año.
Un besazo, coco, de tu otro coco.

Ashley said...

It makes more sense to have the Three Wise Men bear gifts of candy than some oversized elf handing out X-boxes all the way from the North Pole!!!

Rocko said...

In my family we never told our mother that we did not believe in Santa, for fear of no gifts. Still to this day, Mom sends packages marked from Santa. Guess were still her babies. I know I am.

Cheers

R. said...

ains!
y yo que no he desayunado hoy!!!

Salu2!

coco said...

Ya te conté un poco del secreto del roscón de reyes en mi comentario, querida coco. En España, los reyes dejan los dulces y regalos para los niños (y no tan niños) en la noche que va del 5 al 6 de enero. El roscón se come el día 6, y a quien le toca el haba (mega bean), se compromete a comprar el roscón e invitar a todos los presentes el próximo año.
Un beso, de tu otro coco.

cris said...

¿Como que no?...¿ Y el niño/a que llevais dentro cada uno? además míralo por el lado positivo: así tocais a más rosco.
Feliz año!!

curious servant said...

That looks wonderful, and I love the idea of the baby hidden within!

sonrisa morena said...

i hope you got a treat in your shoe...los santos reyes deben de saber que hay un nino/a en todos nosotros.

saludos coco