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From Cool Chile HQ (W3)
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Our recipe uses the same yeasted dough as the Pan de Muerto bread, so it is buttery and rich. However unlike the Pan de Muerto which is flavoured with aniseed and orange blossom water, we have flavoured the Rosca de Reyes dough with orange zest to compliment the dried fruits that are used as decorations. You can decorate your sweet bread with any dried or candied fruits that you can find in your shops.
We bought candied whole citrus peel and angelica from wwww.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk and membrillo (quince paste) that is in a rectangular tub so it can be sliced into strips from our local Spanish shop www.rgarciasandsons.com.
To prevent a possible choking hazard, we have substituted the plastic toy with a glaze cherry or you could use a square of the membrillo. It is easier to see and tastes better! If the cherry is sliced in two, then both people receiving cherry must host the tamal party jointly.
Making the Dough
Making Rosca De Reyes