4. Preparing for Día de los reyes

4. Preparing for Día de los reyes

The 12 days of Christmas are nearly gone–and you thought “happy holidays” and December 25th were the end of that. Nope, we’re a few days away from Día de los reyes (the epiphany) and this year I will attempt to make the rosca from scratch. I went to my local Mexican supermarket to buy the ingredients and I was in shock to see well over a thousand roscas ready to go. It’s good to know I will have lots of backup in case my baking project fails.

I managed to get all of the ingredients, but I could not find the little white figures that you’re supposed to stick in the bread. I will try a few bakeries in East LA tomorrow to see if I can find them.