Sunday, January 6, 2013
Happy Epiphany (Feliz día de Reyes)
Today is the day that Epiphany is celebrated in many countries, notably in Spain and Mexico. It is a day full of magic, eagerly awaited by children and arguably more important than Christmas, at least for the little ones, as it is the day when kids mysteriously receive presents, brought by the 3 Wise Magi from the East. If you are reading in The Netherlands, this tradition is somewhat comparable to the Dutch's Sinterklaas celebration. I explained its origins and meaning last year, here. This holiday officially marks the end of the Christmas festivities (though some would say it continues all the way to the 2 of February, La Candelaria, when 'he-who-finds' the baby Jesus figurine inside the bread will have to pay for the Tamales on said day). Anyhow, a very good childhood friend who happens to be studying to become a professional baker and bread-maker stayed with us during the holidays and you guessed it, we made "Rosca de Reyes". I will be posting the recipe on January 28, for "#January Joy 28, Bake some bread" but in the meantime, here is a recipe by Paola from the blog Gnom-Gnom (go check it out, her photographs are beautiful and all here recipes look scrumptious). I hope you had a happy and sunny Sunday, that the "Reyes" brought you lots of magic and presents and that you enjoyed a nice cup of hot chocolate.