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Frosted Creampuff Rosca de Reyes

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

For the frosting:

3
egg yolks
1
egg
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup of cornstarch
2
cups whole milk
2
ozs of butter without salt, in cubes (1/2 bar)
1/3
cup of granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
2
tablespoons of vanilla extract

For the rosca:

1
cup water
4
ozs of unsalted butter
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons sugar
1
cup flour
4
eggs

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

If you want to hide a figurine, remember to wrap it in plastic wrap and do it right when you’re going to add the filling.

This rosca de Reyes is a delicious alternative to the typical Three Kings Day pastry. If you would rather not deal with the hassle of yeast, this is an excellent option. You can make the cake frosting up to 3 days in advance and the creampuffs on the day you plan to serve them. This is my family’s favorite dessert for January 6th (Three Kings Day).

For the chocolate topping, melt one cup of chocolate using the bain Marie method with one teaspoon of butter. Spread over the rosca and decorate to taste.

Directions

  • 1 For the cake frosting: Place the egg yolks, egg, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup of sugar in a medium sized bowl. Mix with the help of a hand mixer until everything is uniformly combined.
  • 2 Pour the milk, butter, the other 1/3-cup of sugar and salt in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Cook until the edges begin to bubble.
  • 3 Pour the milk in a thin continuous stream over the egg and cornstarch mixture while constantly mixing. Once you’re done, pour everything back into the pot and cook at medium heat (always stirring) until it boils, and stir for 30 more seconds. It will begin to thicken. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla; stir well. Cover the surface with plastic wrap so that a crust doesn’t form, let cool.
  • 4 Refrigerate.
  • 5 For the creampuff rosca: Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • 6 Place the water, salt, sugar and butter in a medium pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally to make sure the butter melts. Once it begins to boil, remove from the stove and add the cup of flour all at once. Briskly stir with a wooden spoon until dough is formed. Put back on the stove at medium heat and cook until the dough no longer sticks to the sides (about 2 minutes).
  • 7 Let cool for 5 minutes in the pot, stirring occasionally. Now add the egg all at once and stir briskly with a spatula or wooden spoon. Repeat this process with each egg to obtain shiny and soft dough.
  • 8 Using a pastry bag or 2 spoons to form little balls of dough. Split them into quarters by creating the shape of a cross and then fill them, place 4 in each quadrant to form the rosca.
  • 9 Bake for 30-35 minutes until the rosca has browned well. Turn off the oven and leave it in for 8 more minutes. Take out and carefully cut the profiteroles on the outside to let the vapor escape so they don’t stay become humid. Use the same opening to fill them.
  • 10 Let cool completely before filling.
  • 11 Fill with the cake frosting and serve immediately or on the same day.

This rosca de Reyes is a delicious alternative to the typical Three Kings Day pastry. If you would rather not deal with the hassle of yeast, this is an excellent option. You can make the cake frosting up to 3 days in advance and the creampuffs on the day you plan to serve them. This is my family’s favorite dessert for January 6th (Three Kings Day).

Rate and Comment

Pilar Hernandez Pilar Hernandez
September 27, 2015

This rosca de Reyes is a delicious alternative to the typical Three Kings Day pastry. If you would rather not deal with the hassle of yeast, this is an excellent option. You can make the cake frosting up to 3 days in advance and the creampuffs on the day you plan to serve them. This is my family’s favorite dessert for January 6th (Three Kings Day).