Rosca de Reyes 🥯

 Mexican gastronomy contains many traditional dishes from Spain, among them is the Rosca de Reyes, which has become a typical sweet that is served on January 6 in Mexico.

 This dessert is shaped like a donut and can be filled with pastry cream or chocolate. In addition, it is decorated with candied fruits and inside it contains some surprise objects for its diners. Next we will describe your entire recipe.

Preparation time: 60 minutes

Servings: 12 people


In reality, the Rosca de Reyes is not a very elaborate dessert and is prepared in the vast majority of Mexican homes. So, if you want to surprise your relatives this Christmas season with this recipe, you will need these ingredients:

1 tablespoon of fresh yeast.

100 milliliters of warm water and milk.

120 grams of butter at room temperature.

1 egg.

500 grams of wheat flour.

50 grams of sugar.

1 pinch of salt.

The zest of a lemon.

100 grams of candied fruits, almonds and cherries to decorate.


To make the Rosca de Reyes this Christmas or New Year, you just have to follow the following instructions:

Step 1

In a bowl add the warm water, sugar and yeast. Then, wait about 7 minutes for it to rest a bit and rise the dough to perfection.

Step 2

Add the egg, salt, flour, milk and butter to mix all the ingredients. Then, add the lemon zest and knead for about 12 minutes until it has a smooth and elastic texture.

Step 3

Let the dough rest for 45 minutes to double its volume, we recommend covering it with plastic wrap.

Step 4

Stretch the dough to form a bagel. Then, place on a parchment paper tray and let it rest for 45 more minutes.

step 5

Preheat the oven to 200 °C and decorate the cake with candied fruits, cherries and almonds.

step 6

Bake for 40 minutes. If you want, you can fill it with chocolate or pastry cream, but this step is an alternative because its traditional recipe does not contain any filling.

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