Wrap the dough once more with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for roughly one hour to again double in size. In a smaller bowl, dissolve the yeast into the lukewarm milk and water. Once the yeast is completely dissolved, pour the mixture into the well of the flour.
You can pick up some Rosca de Reyes at Delicas de España in the Gables or try your hand at the recipe from Very Best Baking. If old shoes, cardboard boxes and grass seem like too much churros cubanos work, just dive right in and have some Rosca de Reyes for breakfast — and hope you get the little figurine hidden inside. For now, you can put off that resolution until Thursday.
A bean or baby figurine is tucked inside and whoever finds it may host Candelmas dinner the following month or provide next year’s rosca. While traditions vary, it’s really just another way to keep the celebration going. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a large log shape then join the ends to create a wreath with a large hole in the middle. Brush the tops of the rolls with the egg wash and sprinkle generously with sugar.
In fact, most Spanish families do not open presents on Christmas like we do in the U.S. While more people may now open presents on Christmas and Three Kings’ Day, the tradition was to exchange gifts on January 6, not December 24 or 25. The product was great, but the time it took to arrive was almost twice as long as last year. I ordered it on a friday and it arrived on thursday. Last year it was ordered on a Monday and it arrived two days later.
Cover the cake in the assorted dried fruits, pushing gently so they do not fall off of the cake while it is baking. Next, roll the dough inwards from the long edge to create a sausage shape. Bring the ends together to create the iconic donut, and place on the baking sheet. Do it now by poking it withing the dough.
Years later, her beloved Cuba suddenly fell victim to communism, which resulted in dire circumstances for Rosa and her husband Raul Porto. Out of this family nightmare arose the legendary bakery. Once the dough has risen, lightly beat the remaining egg white and brush it across the top.
Porto’s Classic Rosca de Reyes is transformed here as mini version of the larger traditional one, or Mini Rosquita de Reyes. WThe intention of the smaller size is that it is perfect size to enjoy individually to respect the idea of no large gatherings this holiday season. So Porto’s created this individual item that did not involve purchase of a large cake to participate in this tradition. The larger Rosca de Reyes cakes are also available.
Add 4 eggs, butter, yeast mixture and vanilla extract. Mix together with electric mixer fitted with dough hook or by hand until soft, smooth dough is formed. Meanwhile, prepare the decorative sugar dough by combining 1/4 cup of butter and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar together and blend. Then add the 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. Roll dough balls in plastic wrap and keep refrigerated.