Roscón de Reyes (Three Kings Cake)

Roscón de Reyes (Three Kings Cake)

A Spanish holiday cake! It traditionally has small figures or trinkets, and a broad bean hidden inside the cake. Whoever finds the bean, according to tradition, can expect to receive coal rather than presents from the Kings.



8 servings
  1. 400 g flour
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 100 g butter
  4. 100 g sugar
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/4 liter milk (250 ml)
  7. zest of 1 lemon
  8. dried mixed peel for decorating
  9. salt
  10. Small trinkets and a broad bean/fava bean


120 mins
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    Mix the baking powder in a glass with 4 Tbsp of the milk then add this to 100 g of the flour and mix together until it forms a dough type mixture. Cover with a clean tea towel and set aside until it doubles in size.

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    Place the rest of the flour (300g) in a bowl and add the eggs, sugar, pinch of salt, the rest of the milk and zest of the lemon. Mix well then add the butter and continue mixing for a further 2 mins then add the dough mixture. Once a smooth dough has been achieved cover and set aside for 2 hours.

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    After 2 hours knead the mixture a little before placing it on a greased baking tray in the form of a ring. Put some little figures wrapped up in foil inside the mixture and also a broad bean.

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    Brush with milk, decorate using the mixed peel, lightly sprinkle with sugar and place in a pre-heated oven (160°C/320°F) for 15 - 20 minutes.

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