For other uses, see Rosca (disambiguation).

Rosca from Madrid, Spain
Alternative names Ka'ake
Type Bread, bagel, doughnut
Region or state Mexico, South America, and other areas
Creator Spanish and Portuguese
Main ingredients Flour, salt, sugar, butter, yeast, water and seasonings
Cookbook: Rosca  Media: Rosca

Rosca (ring or bagel) is a Spanish and Portuguese[1] bread dish eaten in Mexico, South America, and other areas. It is made with flour, salt, sugar, butter, yeast, water and seasonings. It is also called ka'ake and referred to as a "Syrian-style crack ring."[2]

Roscas de reyes varation

Main article: Roscas de reyes

Roscas de reyes (ring of kings or three King's bread, it is eaten in "El Dia de Los Reyes" the day is dedicated to the 3 kings that visited that visited baby jesus to give him gifts, those gifts were gold, myrrh, and incense) is an oversized version colored with candy fruit.[3] It is part of the celebration of the Three Kings. Raisins, milk, anise, cinnamon, vanilla and colorful candy fruit are also used depending on the recipe.[4][5] A plastic miniature baby can be hidden inside with the person finding it seen as the lucky winner of the prize.[5] Or the person that gets the plastic baby must host a dinner party, and the rest of the people that get the plastic baby must bring a dish. The dinner party is hosted on February 2, that day is called "Dia de la Virgen de la Cadelaria." After eating the rosca the children leave their shoes near the doorstep so they can receive a small gift.

See also


  1. Maggie Glezer A blessing of bread: the many rich traditions of Jewish bread baking around the world Artisan Books, 2004 ISBN 978-1-57965-210-4, page 187
  2. page 32
  3. Virginia Nylander Ebinger Aguinaldos: Christmas customs, music, and foods of the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas Sunstone Press, 2008 ISBN 978-0-86534-689-5, page 234
  4. 1 2 Beth Hensperger Beth Hensperger's bread made easy: a baker's first bread book Ten Speed Press, 2000 ISBN 978-1-58008-112-2, page 84
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