Three Kings Bread


  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, divided
  • 1 packet (1/4 oz.) active-dry yeast
  • 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Zest of 2 oranges, (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs, beaten (reserve 1 for egg wash)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • A small figurine or dried bean wrapped in wax paper
  • Candied fruit or fruit strips (figs, orange, lemon, mango, cherries and/or citron)
  • Sliced almonds (optional)


In Spain, And Especially In Mexico, A Rosca De Reyes Is Served For The Traditional Merienda On Three Kings Day, January 6, Along With Chocolate Caliente. The Rosca (round Or Oval Ring Of Bread) Is Baked With A Special Surprise Inside: A Small Porcelain Fi

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