Roscón de reyes – Spanish Christmas Cake.
Ingredients of Roscón de reyes – Spanish Christmas Cake
- It’s of Preferment.
- It’s 1/2 cup (120 ml) of warm milk.
- Prepare 4 g of instant dry yeast.
- You need 1 tsp of sugar.
- You need 2 tsp of bread flour.
- It’s of 💕For The Dough.
- Prepare 4 cups (440 g) of bread flour.
- Prepare 1/4 tsp of salt.
- Prepare 50 g of sugar.
- You need 120 ml of milk.
- You need 3 of eggs.
- Prepare of Zest of an orange.
- Prepare 15 ml of vanilla extract.
- It’s 1 tsp of orange blossom water.
- It’s 60 g of soft unsalted butter.
- You need of 💕Fillings.
- It’s 2 cups of Pearl sugar (I used 80g).
- You need 150 g of dried apricots.
- It’s 1/2 cups of dried cranberries (soaked with 50ml Rum or orange).
- You need of 💕For the decoration.
- You need 1 of egg yolk.
- It’s 30 ml of milk.
- Prepare 30 g of almond flakes.
- It’s 30 g of pearl sugar.
Roscón de reyes – Spanish Christmas Cake step by step
- In a smaller bowl, Stir the yeast into the lukewarm milk & flour. Cover & let it double in size. (1).
- For the dough: In a standing mixing bowl with a dough hook, add flour, sugar, salt & (1), milk, eggs. Mix for about 10 minutes until the dough becomes fluffy. Meanwhile put orange zest, vanilla, butter and knead well until the dough is smooth & elastic. To enhance orange flavor, add a tsp of orange blossom water. Place the dough in a bowl, cover and leave in a moderately warm place to double in size..
- Turn the dough out onto a surface and knead for 3-4 minutes. Flour the surface and roll the dough out to about 60 cm x 12 cm (24"x 5"). Sprinkle sugar, dried apricots, cranberries. Roll the dough very carefully. With a knife, cut the dough in half. Put one side over & over & make like a braid..
- Transfer the dough into a greased pan. Let the dough rest about 30 minutes then brush with egg mixture. Sprinkle pearl sugar on top of it..
- Preheat the oven at 170oC. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25-30 minutes – check after 15 minutes and cover with aluminum foil if the top gets too dark. The roscón should get a nice golden color on top. Take out of the oven and let cool down completely. Best served warm..
Recipe: Yummy Roscón de reyes – Spanish Christmas Cake