The 6th of January is the Epiphany, called in Spain “Kings Day” (Día de Reyes) because it is when the Three Wise Men visited Jesus in Bethlehem. In the Spanish tradition the Three Wise Men (Los Reyes Magos) leave presents to the children who was good, and only charcoal to the naughty ones, and there are big parades all accross the country, celebrating the arrival of the Magi. The 6th of January is a public holiday when the families gather to have the last festive meal and exchange gifts.
Roscón de Reyes is a seasonal pudding that is traditionally eaten on the 6th of January (though most families can´t wait and have it on the evening of the 5th, right after picking it up from the bakery or the supermarket, that will be closed on the 6th). In the dough there is a bean and a figure. The one that finds the figure is crown as a king or queen, and the one who finds the bean should pay the roscón. Despite everybody knows the rules, each roscon comes with a card that explains them, and that is usually read out loud before cutting the roscon, just to clarify the game (but I never heard of anybody who ended up paying for the pudding after finding the bean).
But the Roscón de Reyes is not only one of the most beloved Christmas puddings in Spain because it is fun. It is also a very special sweet. The dough is rich and requires a lot of keneading and a lot of patience to let it grow. In the dough you can find wheat flour, fresh yeast, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, grated orange peel, a bit of liquour to give it taste (but the result is completely alcohol free and suitable for children), agua de azahar (orange blossom water), olive oil and a pinch of salt. It is usually coated with glazed fruits, but it can also be coated with sugar, almonds, candies…
Our roscones are home made by a Spanish expert baker and are topped with sugar and cherries. Despite roscón de reyes is a seasonal pudding, any day is a good day to have a roscon! We can not deliver roscones every day, because our baker is not based in Edinburgh, but if you want to order one you still can contact us for an enquiry. Drop us an email at email@example.com, or give us a call to 07742203460 during our opening times. Note that the dough needs a long time to prove properly. Please, allow us 72/48 hours to make the dough and bake the roscón for you by placing the order 2 or 3 days in advance!
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Contains wheat (gluten), yeast, milk and butter, eggs.
- If you have any food allergy, please let us know.
How to order our homemade foods:
Unfortunately, we are unable to ship homemade foods outside of our home delivery area in Edinburgh (Post Codes EH1 to EH17).
Our home-made foods need to be ordered in advance. This is because our foods are really homemade and our cook needs time to have everything ready for you!
We have deliveries on Tuesday and Friday, and a special delivery day on Saturday, the 5th of January (Epiphany Eve, the traditional day to pick up the roscón):
- Order by Saturday at 14:00 to collect your order on Tuesday
- Order by Wednesday at 14:00 to collect your order on Friday
- Christmas is over but we are still taking orders for this roscón.
Please, let us know when would you like to have your order ready! You can do that by sending us an email right after making your order or leaving a note at checkout.
If you are not sure, please give us a call or drop us an email. We are always happy to help! Our telephone number es 07742 203460, and our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org