Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Libman. As always, all opinions, ideas and stories are 100% my own.
In Spanish “Rosca de reyes” is the Three Kings Cake. A cake or more like sweet bread that is eaten on Three Kings Day or the Epiphany (January 6th). This tradition is not something we are used to doing in Venezuela, where I come from. But it is very traditional in Mexico and in Spain; we do have lots of traditions left from Spain in Venezuela but I wonder now why didn’t this one stick in?
Well, it doesn’t matter because that’s the fun part of being a multicultural family, I lived in Mexico and experienced myself how they did this tradition so now I researched a little bit and found out some of the meanings it has and made our own rosca to include it in our traditions too!
The rosca o roscón de reyes is served on this day symbolizing the day baby Jesus was presented to society when the Three Kings arrived. There is a plastic baby Jesus figure hidden inside the cake symbolizing the way the Holy Family hid Jesus from King Herodes. Whoever finds the baby Jesus figure in the cake is responsible of him, they have to take him to church to be blessed on Candlemas day (February 2nd).
In Mexico the responsibility is also to host a party that day with tamales!
The bread is round with a hole like a donut shaped to simulate a crown (although in Mexico it has become oval to be able to accommodate bigger parties) and it’s traditionally decorated with candied fruit on top that look like the jewels on the crown.
I have never made a rosca de reyes before so I thought it would be a great time to learn. Partnering with Libman which is an excellent manufacturer of household cleaning products with an extensive collection of quality products also helped me out because I knew I would be covered with the cleaning part of cooking!
I found a recipe online but decided not to go so traditional on it since I’m not so fond of the candied fruit, we added chocolate, almonds and cherries instead. It was a very fun experience because we made not one but three roscas at the same time!! Maya, Adrian and my mom made one each!! I helped and directed them all!
The recipe didn’t turn out so great, that’s why I’m not sharing it with you but the experience of baking the Three Kings Bread was the best, we all shared lots of time in the kitchen, learned about the tradition and then ate it with hot chocolate and coffee.
But let’s not forget about the cleaning part, the favorite Libman products that helped me out for this task where three (coincidence??!! LOL!): Freedom Floor Duster, Microfiber Sponge Cloths and All purpose scrubbing dishwand. Hey even the kids wanted to help with the cleaning which doesn’t happen often!
I think that little by little we are establishing our own family traditions, always acquiring more and learning more whenever there is a chance! I’m ready to make another rosca for next year!!
PS: The tradition of the Three Kings we do in our family has been that they bring the kids money, the kids have to lay some of their shoes by the bed on the night of January 5th and they will bring the money there by January 6th.
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La tradición de la rosca de reyes
Aclaratoria: Este post está patrocinado por Libman. Como siempre todas las opiniones, historias e ideas son 100% mías.
En muchos países se celebra el día de Reyes con una rosca de reyes. Es el día de la Epifanía, el 6 de enero. Esta tradición no es algo que estamos acostumbrados a hacer en Venezuela, de donde yo vengo. Pero es muy tradicional en México y en España; nosotros en Venezuela tenemos un montón de tradiciones que vienen de España pero me pregunto ahora ¿por qué esta no habrá pasado?
Bueno, no importa, porque esta es la parte divertida de ser una familia multicultural, viví en México por varios años y celebré con ellos esta tradición por lo que ahora me provocó investigar un poco más acerca de ella y aprendí de los significados que tiene. Así entonces decidí hacer nuestra propia rosca de reyes e incluir esta tradición en nuestras tradiciones también!
La rosca o roscón de Reyes se sirve en este día 6 de enero simbolizando el día en que se presentó al niño Jesús a la sociedad cuando los Reyes Magos llegaron a verlo. En la rosca se esconde una figurita de plástico del niño Jesús lo cual simboliza la forma en que la Sagrada Familia tuvo que esconder a Jesús de Herodes para que no lo mataran. El que encuentre la figura del niñito Jesús en la rosca es responsable de él, lo debe llevar a la iglesia para ser bendecido el día de la Candelaria (el 2 de febrero).
En México la responsabilidad incluye también organizar una fiesta ese día con tamales!
La rosca es redonda con un hueco en el medio estilo donut simulando una corona (aunque en México se ha convertido en óvalo para poder dar cabida a grupos más grandes) y tradicionalmente se decora con fruta confitada las cuales dan alegoría a las joyas de la corona.
Nunca he hecho una rosca de reyes antes, así que pensé que sería un buen momento para aprender. El asociarme con Libman para este artículo me ayudó mucho ya que son fabricantes de productos de limpieza para el hogar con una amplia colección de productos de calidad, así sabía que después de todo el desastre de la cocina limpiar sería mucho más fácil.
Encontré una receta en la internet, pero decidí no hacerla tan tradicional ya que no soy muy amante de las fruticas confitadas, le agregamos chocolate, almendras y cerezas. Fue una experiencia muy divertida porque no hicimos no una, sino tres roscas al mismo tiempo!! Maya, Adrian y mi mamá hicieron una cada uno!! Yo los ayudé y los dirigí a todos, jeje!
La receta no resultó tan buena, por eso no se las comparto, pero la experiencia de hacer la rosca de reyes fue cheverísima, compartimos bastante tiempo en la cocina, aprendimos más de la tradición y luego nos la comimos con chocolate caliente y café.
Pero no nos olvidemos de la parte de limpieza del desastre que hicimos!! Los productos favoritos de Libman que me ayudaron para esta tarea fueron tres (creen que es coincidencia?? !! LOL!): Freedom Floor Duster, Microfiber Sponge Cloths and All purpose scrubbing dishwand. Epa e incluso los niños querían ayudar con la limpieza lo cual no sucede a menudo!
Creo que poco a poco estamos estableciendo nuestras propias tradiciones familiares, siempre adquiriendo más y aprendiendo cada vez que hay una oportunidad! Estoy lista para hacer otra rosca para el año que viene!!
PD: La tradición del día de Reyes que hacemos en nuestra familia ha sido que los reyes traen dinero a los niños. Los niños tienen que poner algunos de sus zapatos junto a la cama en la noche del 5 de enero y le traen el dinero allí el 6 de enero en la mañana.
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The Wonder Mop and the Dish Wand, which sounds perfect for cleaning the endless river of baby bottles 🙂
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Mary CloudJanuary 7, 2016 at 12:36 am
I'm most excited about the Wonder Mop
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ellieJanuary 7, 2016 at 12:50 am
I'm really excited to try a Wonder Mop. I have never had Three Kings Bread.
tatertot374January 7, 2016 at 3:03 am
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I have never made Three Kings Bread, but I have a dear friend that does and it is wonderful!
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Michelle HillJanuary 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm
No…not a good baker…Freedom Spray Mop looks like it would help!
Patricia DelgadoJanuary 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm
I don't celebrate 2 kings day. I did as a child. I'm excited about the wonder mop.
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sonrisasbonitasJanuary 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm
As a kid we celebrated it all the time. I need to start celebrating. I would love the mop. Patricia
reina tamayoJanuary 7, 2016 at 8:48 pm
Pues si lo celebramos es un tradicion la rosca de reyes . GRACIAS al auspiciante por ser de este fabuloso sorteo en tu blog . Me ayudarian todos los productos Libman ya que ese dia de reyes tengo muchas visitas , y mi casa necesita de todos los productos de limpiesa,para recuperar su condicion de limpiesa y aroma .
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Brittany DoerflerJanuary 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm
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A MartinJanuary 8, 2016 at 1:43 am
I did not celebrate. The Dishwand would be most helpful.
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I would use the mop the most. Brittney House
Bonnie in FLJanuary 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm
I love my Libmans mop but some times it so hard to find the mop head refill
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Patricia MingozziJanuary 10, 2016 at 2:18 am
I never made the bread, but looks delicious. I would like the Angled broom and dust pan.
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Tina WooJanuary 10, 2016 at 9:09 am
I've seen lots of the bread at my local Mexican market, And I would love a Wonder mop.
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L KhanJanuary 11, 2016 at 4:43 am
I haven't made the bread before, but now I will. The mop would be a great help getting the flour off the floor after I finish!
Elizabeth OJanuary 12, 2016 at 11:13 am
That bread looks so good. I would love to try the Wonder mop.
Karen DrakeJanuary 12, 2016 at 5:48 pm
We do not celebrate that day. I would love to have the Wonder Mop, we really need a new one.
The Crazy Gengler BoysJanuary 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm
We do not celebrate. The help would be the most help! email@example.com
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Erica C.January 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm
We don't celebrate with three kings bread. The wonder mop would be awesome.
Lisa VoyceJanuary 15, 2016 at 12:06 am
I would like to try the wonder mop. And, no, we don't celebrate.
Stephanie LarisonJanuary 15, 2016 at 3:02 am
Yes, we celebrate this day. I'd love to try out the wonder mop!
Brandy CJanuary 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm
I don't celebrate it, but I would love to try the Wonder Mop.
Becky AllenJanuary 16, 2016 at 2:15 am
We celebrate it and the wonder mop would be an easy thing for the kids to use to help clean up.
risingstarJanuary 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm
No I didn't celebrate it!. But I could sure use the mop!
Aubrey BriskinJanuary 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm
I would use the wonder mop. We don't celebrate three kings day.
Susan SmoaksJanuary 17, 2016 at 12:56 am
we do not celebrate but we might have to start. i want to get the wonder map!
judy chapmanJanuary 17, 2016 at 12:58 am
I would love to try the wonder mop, we don't celebrate three kings day.
RICHARD HICKSJanuary 17, 2016 at 2:08 am
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We do celebrate. The wonder mop is awesome!
Nicole C.January 17, 2016 at 7:26 pm
No, I do not celebrate. The Wonder Mop would help me the most!
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Betty CJanuary 18, 2016 at 1:49 am
I had never heard of the Three Kings Bread before reading your post. The Libman Wonder Mop would be most helpful to me.
Vikki BillingsJanuary 18, 2016 at 2:08 am
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Francine AnchondoJanuary 18, 2016 at 2:53 am
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Brian E.January 18, 2016 at 3:27 am
We don't celebrate with the Three Kings Bread, but tamales are always featured at our holiday table !
Would like to try out the Microfiber Sponge Cloths…
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BreanneJanuary 18, 2016 at 3:29 am
I'd like the Wonder Mop.
Candie LJanuary 18, 2016 at 3:48 am
I do not celebrate the Kings Bread but my sister married a Cajun and they do. Thank you
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Don't celebrate that. I need a new broom.
Thanks for the contest.
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Michele CJanuary 18, 2016 at 6:42 am
Thank you for the giveaway. No, I didn't celebrate. I think the Wonder Mop would be a great cleaning tool!