Roscon de Reyes

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recipe by Kenwood

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    3hrs 45mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 19 ratings

A traditional dessert from Catalonia, meaning "Crown of Kings". A sweet bread decorated with candied fruit.

recipe updated Jan 15, 2024


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    75 g
  • Milk icon
    125 ml
  • Dried yeast icon
    Dried yeast
    15 g
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    350 g
  • Orange icon
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    100 g
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
  • Rum icon
    1 tablespoon
  • Orange blossom water icon
    Orange blossom water
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Egg icon
  • Candied citrus peel icon
    Candied citrus peel
    as needed
  • Cherries candied icon
    Cherries candied
    as needed
  • Pearl sugar icon
    Pearl sugar
    as needed
  • Whipping cream icon
    Whipping cream
    200 ml


  • kCook icon Oven
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon kCook Multi
  • kCook icon Piping bag
  • kCook icon Baking tray - large
  • kCook icon Lightly floured surface
  • kCook icon Kcook bowl

Step preview

  1. Fit midi blade to kCook bowl
  2. Add milk and dried yeast to the kCook bowl
  3. Fit kCook bowl to kCook Multi
  4. Attach lid to kCook bowl with filler cap fitted
  5. Heat with filler cap fitted - 2 min, 30°C, speed 5
  6. Then add bread flour, orange and caster sugar to the kCook bowl
  7. Mix with filler cap fitted - 15 sec, speed 7
  8. Then add unsalted butter, egg yolk, rum, orange blossom water and salt to the kCook bowl
  9. Mix with filler cap fitted - 1 min, speed 7
  10. Remove midi blade from kCook bowl
  11. Heat with filler cap fitted - 2 hr, 30°C
  12. Line a clean baking tray with parchment paper
  13. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface
  14. Knead lightly
  15. Roll into a log
  16. Shape into a circle
  17. Place the shaped dough onto the baking tray
  18. Cover with kitchen towel
  19. Prove until doubled in size - 1 hr
  20. Pre-heat oven - 160°C
  21. Retrieve the dough
  22. Brush with egg
  23. Decorate with candied citrus peel, cherries candied and pearl sugar
  24. Bake - 25 min, 160°C
  25. Remove from oven
  26. Let cool slightly
  27. Transfer onto cooling rack until completely cool
  28. Add whipping cream to the kCook bowl
  29. Fit kCook bowl to kCook Multi
  30. Attach lid to kCook bowl
  31. Whisk with filler cap removed - 1 min 30 sec, speed 7
  32. Transfer cream to piping bag
  33. Retrieve the cooled cake
  34. Cut the cake in half horizontally
  35. Pipe cream onto cake
  36. Top with the other half of the cake
  37. Serve
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