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.