Celebrate Epiphany with a traditional Spanish Roscon de Reyes from R. Garcia & sons!
Roscon de Reyes is a ring –shaped brioche-type cake decorated with sugared fruit and is traditionally eaten on January 6, during the celebration of the “Día de Reyes” (literally “Kings’ Day”), which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men. In Spain this is the day when children traditionally get presents, which are attributed to the Three Wise Men.
The tradition of placing a trinket (or figurine of the Christ Child) in the cake is very old. The baby Jesus, when hidden in the bread, represents the flight of Jesus, fleeing from King Herod .
In Spain, Roscones hide in their interior a figure – usually of Jesus or a King and a dry bean. Whoever finds the figure is crowned and becomes the “king” or “queen” of the banquet, whereas whoever finds the bean has to pay next year’s roscón.
Our roscones weigh approximately 650g and are suitable for aproximately 6 people. Please be aware that they contain nuts, milk, eggs and and are not gluten-free.
This year our roscones come with a small cartoon animal figure to represent the king. This will be outside the cake (as will the bean – “haba”) for people to place inside the roscon should they wish as they could represent a choking hazard especially for small children. Please be aware that if these items are placed inside the roscon it is at their own risk.
THIS YEAR WE HAVE AVAILABLE ONLY ONE TYPE OF ROSCON -THE ROSCON RELLENO DE NATA (FILLED WITH WHIPPED CREAM). WE ARE IMPORTING THEM FROZEN FROM SPAIN. WHEN YOU COLLECT YOUR ROSCON FROM OUR SHOP IT WILL HAVE JUST BEEN VERY RECENTLY DEFROSTED AND SO SHOULD BE TREATED AS FRESH AND NOT RE-FROZEN. IT WILL BE AT IT’S BEST ON THE DAY OF COLLECTION BUT KEPT REFRIGERATED WILL STILL BE FRESH AND DELICIOUS FOR UP TO 3 DAYS FROM COLLECTION.
PRICE PER ROSCON : £18.50
THIS YEAR ROSCONES WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO ORDER FOR COLLECTION ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:-
THURSDAY 4th JANUARY 2018 (collection from 9.00- 18.00)
FRIDAY 5th JANUARY 2018 (collection from 9.00 – 18.00)
SATURDAY 6th JANUARY 2018 (collection from 9.00- 18.00)
SUNDAY 7th JANUARY 2018 (collection from 10.00- 18.00)
Roscones must be collected from our shop in Portobello Road on the specified day between 9.00/10.00 and 18.00 and paid for on collection. Should you not collect your roscon on the specified day we reserve the right to request payment for it.
Orders of 4 roscones or more must be paid for on advance. Please call us on 0207 221 6119 to place the order and make the payment.
Sorry, Roscones are not aviaiable for home delivery – only for collection in store.
Email Request to firstname.lastname@example.org
When you send your email please be sure to state the following in order for you order to be processed:-
1) Full name
2) Contact mobile telephone number
3) Number of roscones required (1 , 2 or 3 )
4) Date roscone(s) are required (4th, 5th, 6th or 7th January)
Orders will be confirmed by return email. Please print your order and confirmation and bring it when you come to collect your roscon or make sure is its viewable on your mobile device.