Sunday Snapshots: Our First Three Kings Bread in Playa

by Spicie Foodie on January 5, 2014

Sunday Snapshots: Our First Three Kings Bread in Playa by @SpicieFoodie | #ThreeKingsDay #Diadereyes #MexicanBread

Happy Sunday and welcome to the first 2014 edition of Sunday Snapshots. Today I have a sweet treat to share with you, Three Kings bread or Rosca de Reyes. The bread is part of Mexico’s celebration of the Epiphany holiday celebrated every 6th of January. Last year I wrote an article all about the holiday, the bread and also included a recipe. If you’re interested in the history and would like to make your own rosca you can read it here.

Sunday Snapshots: Our First Three Kings Bread in Playa by @SpicieFoodie | #ThreeKingsDay #Diadereyes #MexicanBread

Since discovering that bread, and other simple starches, were the main trigger for my hypoglycaemia I’ve had to avoid it as much as possible. And though I’ve been very good about removing those foods from my diet, since arriving in Mexico I’ve allowed myself a few bread indulgences — it’s been difficult having to pass up so many of the sweet breads I grew up eating (insert sad face here), but I can’t complain too much because I’ve been indulging on many other foods (insert happy face here).  This year instead of baking a huge rosca like last year, we purchased two small personal sized bread pieces for us to enjoy.

Sunday Snapshots: Our First Three Kings Bread in Playa by @SpicieFoodie | #ThreeKingsDay #Diadereyes #MexicanBread

We bought these two cute roscas (rings) from the bakery in our local grocery store. Right as we were approaching the bakery section we could smell buttery, sweet, breads being taken out of the ovens. Let me tell you, if you love butter (who doesn’t) you would have not wanted to leave this section of the store. The bakery had several sizes ranging from big enough to feed 40 people to these single serving pieces. Though the traditional shape of the bread is a ring, this bakery was also preparing cute cane shapes.

Sunday Snapshots: Our First Three Kings Bread in Playa by @SpicieFoodie | #ThreeKingsDay #ReyesMagos #MexicanBread

This was our first Three Kings Bread in Playa and it couldn’t have tasted better. Oh, how I wish you could taste this pillowy soft, buttery, sweet but not overly sweet, bread. The red and green strips you see are candied guava, the brown pieces are slices of figs, and they all tasted wonderful. The breads smelled and tasted even better than they look. We ate ours for breakfast alongside a café con leche or coffee with milk and it was amazing!

Have a great Sunday and ¡feliz día de Reyes!

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1 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 5, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Wonderful photos of a bread I love to make and eat!


2 Spicie Foodie January 5, 2014 at 6:17 PM

That’s great that you love this bread too. Thank you Maureen!


3 Monique January 5, 2014 at 8:14 AM

It’s very pretty:) I just made a small King’s cake for Jacques..very different fun to see yours..


4 Spicie Foodie January 5, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I’m sure your cake is gorgeous, Monique. Thank you!


5 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun January 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

What a delightful version of a classic. The guava and fig sound especially good.


6 Spicie Foodie January 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

It really is, thank you Victoria!


7 John@Kitchen Riffs January 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM

That’s such a great bread. Getting individual ones is smart – can’t eat too much that way! Wonderful pictures – thanks.


8 Spicie Foodie January 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Yes, that’s true but I really wanted another soon after I finished mine. Lol. Thank you, John!


9 tania@mykitchenstories.com.au January 5, 2014 at 2:21 PM

It is very hard to resist bread. I am sure it is near impossible in this case as you have found. I remember your last years post. There is such a wonderful wealth of tradition in Mexico it is the perfect place for you to be right now. Happy New Year Nancy


10 Spicie Foodie January 5, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Yes, it is specially when I find myself in the bakery. Thank you Tania, I’m super excited to share my country’s traditions and food. Happy New Year and all my best for a fab 2014! xx


11 Joanne T Ferguson January 5, 2014 at 5:38 PM

G’day Your bread looks delicious Nancy, true!
Thank you for allowing me to learn something new!
Cheers! Joanne


12 Spicie Foodie January 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Hi Joanne,

I wish I could have shared one with you. Thank you and glad you I could help. Hehe:)


13 GourmetGetaways January 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM

What a festive looking bread!


14 Spicie Foodie January 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

It’s quite tasty;)


15 Eha January 5, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Lovely photos of a classic recipe- even if this gal is not much of a bread or sweets eater . . . still this ‘first’ is much appreciated!!


16 Spicie Foodie January 6, 2014 at 9:03 AM

I don’t eat much sweets either, but it is a nice treat now and then. Thank you Eha!:)


17 Arthur in the Garden! January 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM



18 Spicie Foodie January 6, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Thanks Arthur!


19 Ramona January 8, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Looks like a beautiful bread. I have never had three kings bread. :)


20 Spicie Foodie January 8, 2014 at 8:02 PM

It is pretty, I think you would enjoy it, Ramona!


21 mjskit January 9, 2014 at 9:39 PM

I wish I could have tasted it as well!!! Guava and figs – yum!! I love sweet breads like this. Thanks for sharing!


22 Spicie Foodie January 10, 2014 at 9:19 AM

I wish I could have shared on with you MJ. Thank you


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