Epiphany Mexican Holiday Baking

Chef/Co-Owner Aida Ordenes

Chef/Co-Owner Aida Ordenes

On Epiphany (January 6, 2014) Mexicans celebrate this religious holiday. This is a holiday known for eating Rosca de reyes or roscón de reyes (kings’ ring) it is a Spanish and Latin American king’s cake pastry.

If you don’t have the time to do the baking, you can purchase this special bread in Vancouver at Panderia Latina Bakery today, best to give them a call and place an order. I met Chef/Co-Owner Aida Ordenes who told me all about this Mexican holiday, her bakery has been making this specialty for the past 9 years and customers place orders in advance or even on the celebratory day.

Rosca de Reyes

Rosca de Reyes

Celebrates the Biblical New Testament story of the arrival of the three wise men who each brought a gift to the Christ child. Traditionally, children receive toys, and people buy a pastry called rosca de reyes. Anyone who bites into the bread and finds a figurine of the Christ child must host a party for the Day of Candlemas (February 2).

You can find this special bread at Panaderia Latina Bakery, 4906 Joyce Street (near Joyce station) and phone them at 604-439-1414

By: Richard Wolak