Rosca (Roscon) de Reyes recipe

Two years ago our home economics kitchens were sitting empty. The teacher at the time never cooked with her kids. (Good news for the kids is that our new teacher does love to cook with them… bad news for my cooking days.) I got brave and decided to make Rosca de Reyes with my students. I watched a YouTube video, got the recipe and we baked! Rosca de Reyes Project

My 3rd hour class made the dough. It contains yeast so it needs to rise for a while! IMG_3660



At lunch volunteers came in to separate the dough into balls and form the rings (which also need to rise).

Finally, my 7th hour class baked the bread, made the glaze, and cut up the fruit to decorate it! They turned out so lovely! We met during Channel One time at the end of the day to eat it! (And find the babies of course)IMG_3670



It was fun and it was much easier than I thought. I can’t get in the kitchens any more but if you can, this is a two-thumbs-up activity!

Author: senoracmt

I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994. I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and 101 and 102 at the community college level. My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4. In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since co-authored the book "La hija del sastre" with Carol Gaab and authored the novels "La Calaca Alegre", "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." "Vector," "48 horas" and "Bananas" through Fluency Matters. In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have been serving as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas. I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom. I am a frequent presenter on this topic, please consider me if you are interested in a workshop on backward design. In 2013 I was named the ICTFL Foreign Language teacher of the year and in 2014 I was selected as CSCTFL's teacher of the year. In November of 2014 I was lucky enough to be one of the five finalists for the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year in San Antonio, TX. What a "Cinderella" experience! You can reach me via email at senoracmt at

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