Roscon de Reyes is a Spanish Three Kings cake made at Ephiphany (5th January). I have several different recipes so decided to post them all and let you choose which one suits you best. This recipe is posted per a request by a member and I will make it as soon as I can. If you make it before I do then I would appreciate your feedback. Cooking time includes rising time. Thanks!
Epiphany, celebrated in European countries, marks the coming of the wise men who brought gifts to the Christ Child. Epiphany is also called Little Christmas or the Twelfth Night, and is celebrated January 6, twelve nights after Christmas. People from all of the world celebrate Epiphany by exchanging gifts and feasting. A very popular custom that is still celebrated is the making of some kind of "King's Cake" in honor of the three kings. In ancient times in Russia, before Christian Easter was celebrated, the Spring Festival used the round blini, a thick, fried-flour concoction, "as a symbol of the sun's return after the long winter darkness," according to Ermann. The Spanish give gifts on Twelfth Night instead of Christmas, separating the birth of Christ from the gift giving, and in Italy the old woman who brings gifts comes on Epiphany, not Christmas.