Rosca de reyes is a traditional holiday bread prepared for Three Kings’ Day, also known as the Epiphany, a feast day that will take place on Sunday, January 6. Many bakeries stay true to tradition with this sweet bread that typically features dried and candied fruits.
One sweets shop in New York City provides a much different take on rosca de reyes. La Newyorkina offers a black and white sweet bread for the special weekend. This popular take combines two traditions into one, fusing rosca de reyes with the city’s iconic black and white cookie.
“I love black and white cookies, it’s such a New York thing,” La Newyorkina founder Fany Gerson tells AM New York. “It inspired me to make the new version of the roscas.”
The black and white sweet bread has a chocolate and vanilla sugary topping and is filled with Mexican chocolate. It was first introduced last year at this time, quickly becoming a customer favorite.
La Newyorkina also offers a traditional version of rosca de reyes that includes candied orange and fig, orange blossom, and vanilla sugar topping.