Wednesday, January 5, 2011

El Dia De Reyes Blog Hop

Hello  and welcome to El Día De Los Reyes Magos Blog Hop! If you are coming here from sweetsassy diva's blog then you are in the right place! If not you can start at the beginning from Gaby creates you don’t want to miss one stop. She is giving away 6 grand prizes but in order to win one you must:

1-Visit and leave a comment on every blog
2-and collect a letter or word from the blogs ( I DON’T HAVE A WORD)
3-email the phrase to scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com
4-(DO NOT enter the phrase on the comment- email it to scrapabookaholic@hotmail.com)

When Gaby asked me to be a part of this hop I was excited and a little nervous because this day means a great deal to her and I did not want to dissapoint her. I really do not know much about this holiday , my family doesn’t celebrate it, so I did some research and I am so glad I did! Here is a little bit of what I found..

On January 6,  celebrates El Dia De Reyes, the Epiphany, remembering the day when the Three Wise Men following the star to Bethlehem, arrived bearing their treasured gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Baby Jesus.

On the night, of January 5, the figurines of the Three Wise Men are added to the nativity scene. Before going to bed the children place their old shoes under their bed or in the living room, where the Wise Men will leave them their presents.  Some also place outside the house, some hay and a bucket with water for the animals, and even some cookies and milk for Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar. The next morning the children awaken  and find the gifts that the  Three Magi left for them.  They have a feast with family and friends, one of the foods served during this feast is  Rosca de Reyes which is  an oval sweetbread, decorated with candied fruit.  There are Roscas of all sizes, very small ones for two or three people and up to the ones that will delight more that twenty people.

I became so excited about this wonderful tradition I decided to make Rosca de Reyes! Oh and it really was a challenge lol! Lets just say the smell of burning bread isn’t the easiest smell to get out of the house, not even febreeze helps haha! I tried a few times and finally was able to get it!! I got to take this quick picture before hubby ate it! (Please don’t laugh it is kinda crooked)

roscon-reyes-3Here is the Recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise seed
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • A small figurine or toy
  • Candied Fruit (about 2 cups of assorted fruit such as figs, orange, lemon, mango or cherries)
  • 1 egg beaten (egg wash)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (topping)

Prep:

Sprinkle the yeast on the surface of the water and let it sit for 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast water, flour, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, cinnamon, anise seed and vanilla extract. Mix until a dough forms. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, then cover and let rise in a warm area until dough is doubled in size, about 2 hours.

Punch dough down and shape into a wreath ( try not to make it crooked like mine lol), by rolling it into a log shape then bending the ends around to form a circle, or you can make two thinner strips and braid them, then put the ends together.  Smooth out any lumps or tears.

Add the dried fruit by laying it across the top and pressing it in slightly. Let it rise until doubled. Brush top with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and bake for approximatley 45 minutes at 350 degrees. I left it for 45 minutes the first time and burned it haha so just watch it once it hits around 30 minutes.

Ok now on to my craft project..

I had to make this one really fast cause just as I was finishing my card I decided to clean the table so I can take pictures and I dropped my Big Red all over the table! I ruined some paper and one of my cartridge booklets and worst of all my card! magos

I hope you are enjoying yourself now time to hop over to the next blog which is Melin over at cooking with cricut you know she has something amazing!

112 comments:

Abby said...

That rosca looks deliciosa!!!!! Great job!!! I wish we had a smell button!

Elaine said...

Erika

The Rosca de Reyes, looks yummy!
Your card is very pretty, too:)

thanks for sharing

Alina said...

great card!

JustYolie said...

Oh that rosca looks yummy! :)

Debc06 said...

The Rosca look mouth watering. Your card is great even if it is a duplicate.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

Reneeleeak said...

Really pretty card and your bread looks very delicious!
Thanks for sharing!
reneeleak at yahoo dot com

CricutLvr!! said...

Wow, Erika, I'm impressed!! The rosca looks great and yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Gonna have to try it!!!
This card is perfect so I can't wait to see the new one!!

GabyCreates.com said...

Erika thanks for sharing the recipe...
Your Rosca look DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!! I am serious, I want to take a bite!!!
Thanks for sharing and for being part of this special day for me!!!! Gaby

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Good looking rosca and card. Thanx for sharing.

creative patti said...

Wow! a real one! LOL! I would never be that brave! Great Job!

Melin said...

Beautiful card and great job on the bread! You go girl! I wouldn't even DREAM of attempting that bread. It turned out really good looking! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creativity with us! Many blessings to you in the New Year my friend! Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

Cindylu2u said...

Looks scrumptous!! Never would of thought this was a fast card, its great!!

Parcha said...

You did pretty good with both; the rosca and the card. Thanks

Celeste said...

Awesome card.... The bread looks yummy...

Nicolle Kramer said...

Thanx for sharing the rosca recipe..looks yummy...and i love your card..:)

nicolle at nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

Scrappin with the bug said...

Awww sorry for the oops. I feel you on the bread. It did turn out GREAT though. Glad you kept trying. I love your card. What a great card. I think it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

GiGi said...

YOur rosca looks VERY YUMMY! And who cares if it's crooked? LOL! :) I am sorry to hear about ruining your card and the other things. I think your quick one is beautful!

kathlee said...

Yummmm..we need a scratch and sniff internet system!! So sorry about your disaster....hate when that happens but all is well that ends well, right? Beautiful job! TFS
kathlee154@gmail.com
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Maria Elena said...

YUMMIII for my tommy !!! LOL your rosca look so delicious and your project is so beautiful - great job !

Feliz Dia de Los Reyes Magos ;-)
http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

Too Cute! TFS.

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Your rosca is fabulous and your card is adorable! Now I'm all hungry! so sorry about your spill! xxD

CorinaT said...

That Rosca looks delicious. The card is wonderful too. What is Big Red, lol?

Kathy's-Krafts said...

It looks yummy...thanks for sharing the recipie. Great card too.

Tanya said...

The Rosca looks yummy! And your card is wonderful too! Sorry to hear about your big red spill!

Thanks for a great stop on this wonderful hop!
Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

DORCAS said...

Love this layout! And that looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! You ROCK!

joni said...

Your bread looks yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe! And I just love your card..the colors are perfect!! Sorry to hear about the small disaster...been there, done that myself a time or two! TFS!
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Sorry to hear about the spill. I hate when things like that happen.

Carol said...

Beautiful card and yummy!!! TFS and the recipe!

Raul said...

Nitza dice: que sabroso!, Wao voy a tratar de hacer una, espero que me salga como la que tu hicistes. La tarjeta esta muy bonita.

Bobbi said...

The bread looks delicious and not at all crooked. What a pretty card. TFS

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Lovely card. I will have to try your recipe.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

SandraMc said...

Cute card and thanks for the recipe!

Gloria said...

your card and bread look beautiful. thanks for sharing the recipe....i think i will try this soon..
thanks for sharing
gloria
esquivel865@yahoo.com

Joana said...

Great card :)
How about sharing a piece of the rosca?! ;)

Peggy said...

Both projects are great. TFS {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

you did great! your bread looks yummy! tfs!

Kim said...

Good for you on trying over on the Rosca bread! It looks like it was very Yummy:)
I bet your card was just as Great as your LO! It was just beautiful:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordycd6638 at gmail dot com

craft dreams said...

Erika, thank you for your effort on actually baking the rosca several times untill you got it right, for us to see what it looks like. Your card is beautiful. Martha C.
mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

Ro said...

your bread looks great!! I've always wanted to try baking a rosca but have never had the guts to!!

Ro
littlemissfattypants at yahoo dot com

Summer said...

Very cute LO and thank you so much for the recipe! I really want to bake it!

Cricut Matriarch said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the recipe for the cake!!

Cricutmatriarch@yahoo.com

LadybugCarrie said...

Great card and thank you for the recipe!

Dawn, RI said...

very nice card and you did a great research for your topic... I enjoy listening to customs. Dawn RI

Manhattan Mandie said...

That's a beautiful rosca, crooked or not :) I love your card too... too bad about the spilled Big Red :(

KARLA UREA said...

Feliz dia de los Reyes!!! Thanks for the recipe!!! Great Card
Love Karla Urea

Patti Ross said...

WOW, definitely want to try that recipe. Thanks for the inspiration! Great job on the card.

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

KSD Creations said...

Your card is wonderful. I'm sorry you messed it up. I think next year I might give Rosca a try. It would be a wonderful way to add to the holiday season after it feels like it is over.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! I always keep a lid on my drinks for the same reason!

Trisha said...

Your card is lovely and bread looks beautiful. Would love to try it. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

AJoy said...

LOL. Burnt bread, why no pictures of that? LOL.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com

Denise said...

I wouldn't dream of laughing! My house would smell like burnt bread and I'd have nothing to show for it, LOL. It looks awesome. Your card is beautiful.

Smiley21 said...

I realy love your card! Wish I could try the bread.

http://bugalooscraproom.blogspot.com/

Dina said...

Your card is beautiful! Yummy! put on the coffee! lol! Dina

Penny said...

Thank you for the recipe. Yours looks great, but I am not sure I could do this. I may have to try. Your card is adorable also.

Ledia..... said...

...... beatiful card!!!!!!

saluditos!!!!!!!!

AngelaR said...

Your card is so cute! I love it ... I love the bread to!!

VinDeeLoo said...

The Rosca de Reyes looks wonderful.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Heather said...

Gorgeous card!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Erica great job in both the card and the rosca it looks good too...

TFS,.,

Ivette

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Hola Erikaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, love ROSCA!!!! yummyyyyy, looks wow!!!! and the card, is beautiful!!! Love it!

scrappinmomma said...

Great card and thank you for the recipe for the cake

http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

SweetSassyDiva said...

that was great to include the recipe! It looks yummy! sorry about hte crafting accident but, everything turned out great!

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

Kristi Kaye said...

Looks yummy and your card is super cute too :)

kristi_kaye at sbcglobal dot net

Nadia's World said...

Sorry to hear about what happened to your card. The second one still came out awesome!! Cake looks super delicious too. :)

TFS!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

Becky Dunham said...

That Rosca de Reyes looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Cute card, sorry it got spilled on :(
rdunham@q.com

WAM Family said...

Sorry about your card. I think this was is still great. YUMMY!!! The bread look fantastic. TFS

Kathryn
wamfamily at surewest dot net

LaLa said...

Oooh!! I love your card too! Everyone has such nice cards!

~Lauren

Anna said...

Gosh I hate when that happens But your 2nd card turned out great!!! and your cake looks YUMMO!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Very nice card - and the bread looks yummy! Thank you for sharing!

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

food looks good enough to eat, I am a new follow please visit my blog sometime,
sweetmagnoliarose at blogspot

TeacherMom said...

Wow! I think you did an amazing job on the rosca for a first time!! Sorry to hear you had an oops at the table. Don't you just hate when that happens. Your card is also very nice and doesn't at all look like you did it quickly. Thanks for the blog hop. It is fun!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Kenna Kard Korner said...

I think that your bread looks very tasty!! I would love to have some!! And for the record it did not look crooked to me!
mrs.crowley_88@hotmail.com

Dalis said...

you are one brave woman... trying to make a rosca... I am going to try this weekend {giggle, giggle}... wish me luck.. yours looks delish!!!!!
now about the card, which cartridge did you used? just love those shadows.

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

Alex said...

the bread looks yummy !!! and I love the card !!


the condes at gmail dot com

McVic said...

your Rosca is mouth watering- and beautiful! your card is cute too!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Yuveria said...

nice card i love the glittery paper for the floor
yuveria@yahoo.com

Janet said...

Thanks for the recipe your bread looks good. Love your card also

MeganLynn said...

Ive been meaning to make some sort of nativity scene and this card has so inspired me to do that! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the bread recipe it looks yummy!

Tere said...

Oh no, so sorry for the accient you had.
Your project is very pretty!!!!
And thanks for the recipe!

lovemypaper said...

Very cute card,"YUMMY"

PinkaDottie Sue said...

Your project is very beautiful!! Awesome celebration!
Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

CyndiU said...

Thanks for being part of the hop and for your cute card. TFS
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

scrapaholicjen said...

That looks yummy, and your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Kim VanSheppy said...

Love the card. thanks for sharing.
kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

Creative Cutter Retreats said...

So yummy! Love the card also-Thanks for sharing-Cathie www.creativectter.org

stefeni said...

Looks yummy! And I love the shadow look with your layout.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Jean-Marie said...

I'm so happy that you included the recipe for the rosca! I'm going to try it!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for the recipe. Gonna have to try it!!!
Rebecca Minor
Buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

A-NON-E-MOUSE said...

bread looks tastey!

zendalina said...

yummy bread, neat project.

Vicki said...

Wonderful card. Bread looks yummy. Thanks for the receipe.

Theresa said...

Thanks for sharing your projects and the recipe.

Darrell said...

thanks for taking time to share your wonderful ideas and a recipe with us!

cowchipper said...

oooo... i can taste the bread now! um um

mchipman said...

this is so cool. TFS

JB said...

glad you gave us the recipe, gotta go make some now! thanks

craftaholic said...

Sorry to hear about your Big Red misshap!! But you did a wonderful job on your project!! TFS!!! I have been a follower for some time!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

Stacy said...

Yummy!! I will have to try that recipe! Hopping along...Stacy h-w
http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

Mom of 2 Monsters said...

MMMmmmm..... Looks mighty yummy. I think I heard my stomach growl. Thanks for the recipe.

kiwie_70@yahoo.com

mum of two said...

Well, I think the Rosca looks delicious :) And I am in love with your card, it is gorgeous. TFS

michelle

Carlene said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe, I will be sure to have a go at making one over here in Australia!

I am your newest follower :-)


http://misspinkcricut.blogspot.com/

Celeste B. said...

WOW!! Erika - you did an amazing job!!! It looks delicious and the card is beautiful! You're so talented!!! TFS! :)

Lisa W said...

Great card and thanks for the recipe.

Sandy said...

Yummy!!!! Love the card too!

*Star said...

Beautiful card! Tfs and have a great day. :)

p.s. Sorry some of your stuff got ruined. :(

Lisa J said...

Oh no so sorry to hear about the bread,smell, and big red mishap! Wow lets hope thats it (3 in a row should be no more!) I do love the card though so if you did this one fast would of REALLY loved to see the one you spilled the red all over :(

TFS!

{{HUGS}}

tjsgal at gmail dot com

Denise G said...

I love Love your nativity scene. Just like out of a book.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

GreenScrap said...

I love your project and I agree with Abby I wish we had a smell button!! It looks yummy!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

PinkBlingCrafter said...

That rosca looks yummy!!! and great card!!! Thanks for sharing:)
nlpimentel at aol dot com

Pam said...

Your bread looks wonderful. I enjoyed your card.

Jennifer said...

Erika,

Your card is beautiful!!! :) I can't believe you made the Rosca de Reyes! It looks great!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Minta's Creations said...

Your card is beautiful...The bread looks delish..
I'm already a follower...
I think I'd rather have burnt bread smell than chinese or seafood..yuck..
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/