The Rosca comes to us from several cultures. People in Argentina would bake this bread in celebration of the “Feast of the Three Kings,” which is this week. It’s easy to make and quite delicious… give it a try!
Here’s What You’ll Need
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 packet yeast
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup powerdered sugar
- 7 eggs
- 5/8 cup (125 grams) butter
- 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
- Dash of salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon anise seed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) orange
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) lemon
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) cherries
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) cranberries
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) lime
- 1 beaten egg
Here’s What You’ll Do
- Dissolve the yeast into five tablespoons lukewarm milk.
- Mix the flour, yeast, sugar, eggs, melted butter, milk, salt, cinnamon, aniseed, raisins, and vanilla.
- Knead into a ball.
- Cover it with some butter and place near a warm stove until the dough doubles in size. (About 2 1/2 hours)
- Meanwhile cut up the fruit and set aside.
- Knead the dough to make it soft and pliable.
- Form the dough into a ring or rosca.
- Place the ring on a greased backing tray.
- Decorate it with the fruit.
- Leave the rosca once more to fluff up again.
- Brush the rosca with the beaten egg and sprinkle over granulated sugar.
- Bake for 40 minutes at 360° F ( 180°C) in preheated oven.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.