Vegan Roscón de Reyes. Christmas recipe

Who does not like the roscón de Reyes? It becomes a traditional and typical Christmas sweets, which is consumed every year in Spain during the feast of the Magi, either during the evening of January 5 (when the popular Cabalgata de Reyes Magos is celebrated in our country), or directly on the day of January 6. (the day of the Three Kings).

About him origin of roscón de Reyes, it's not really known for sure, although we are faced with a very sweet tradition with many centuries of history.

Moreover, did you know that in the beginning this popular sweet has nothing to do with the arrival -and subsequent festivity- of the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Child Jesus? Apparently, it tends to be more related to Roman Saturnalia, parties dedicated to the god Saturn in order that the Roman people could celebrate the longest days that began to arrive after the winter solstice.

Precisely, for the celebration of these celebrations was common the preparation of round cakes that were prepared with honey, dates and figs, and was distributed equally between slaves and commoners.

In any case, it seems that already in Portugal we find a recipe similar to the popular Roscón de Reyes that is eaten in Spain, although in this country it is known as "Bolo de Rei" and does not have the same ingredients. In fact, traveling a little more, we find a quite similar recipe, coming from the Mediterranean, with similar sweets in the wonderful French Provence.

Be that as it may, it is an exquisite round shaped bun that is made with a sweet dough, garnished with slices of candied fruit or candied, and usually filled with cream or whipped cream. Usually a "surprise" is introduced inside and also a bean, so that whoever has the latter must pay the roscón, according to tradition.

However, since ingredients of animal origin are used in its preparation (such as whole milk, butter and egg), it becomes a traditional sweet far removed from the vegan lifestyle. However, did you know that you can also prepare a Vegan Twister, ideal for those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet ?.

Vegan Recipe Roscón

It will take you to prepare the roscón around 3 hours, and to bake it in total approximately 40 minutes. Although remember that at this time we do not add the resting time of the mother mass (12 hours).

Ingredients for the sourdough:

  • 50 gr of oat milk
  • 50 gr of strength flour
  • 45 gr fresh yeast (pressed)

Ingredients for the roscón:

  • 140 gr of strength flour
  • 50 gr of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of chickpea flour
  • 30 gr of vegetable margarine
  • 1 large spoonful of orange blossom water
  • 1 teaspoon of aged rum
  • Candied fruit (or candied)
  • 1 handful of rolled almonds
  • The zest of a lemon and an orange
  • 1 pinch of salt

How to make the Roscón de Reyes Vegano:

  1. First of all let's elaborate the sourdough. To do this put the vegetable milk in a saucepan and let it warm a little. Then add the pressed fresh yeast and let it melt little by little. Now add the 50 grams of strength flour and knead with your hands until you get a homogeneous mass. Transfer the dough to a bowl and cover with the help of plastic wrap and a cloth. Let it sit overnight.
  2. Wash orange and lemon well and grate your skin. In a large bowl mix the scratches of these two fruits with sugar, chickpea flour, a little water, softened margarine, orange blossom water and aged rum, until you get a cream.
  3. Add the 140 grams of flour and a pinch of salt, mixing again. Now is the time to add the sourdough. Love everything very well with your hands until you get a homogeneous mass again. Put this dough back in a bowl and cover it again with transparent paper and a cloth, letting it rest another 2 hours.
  4. After this time take the dough and modélala gently giving small blows with your knuckles, to remove the air inside. Shape it into a ball and let it rest a little.
  5. Put baking paper in the baking tray and place the dough on top.
  6. Now is the time to give it the typical roscón shape. To do this, make a hole in the center of the ball (you can use a glass), and enlarge it little by little with the help of your hands until it acquires the size you prefer (keep in mind that when you bake it it will grow a little more).
  7. Wrap your surprise gift and the bean in transparent paper and insert it carefully into the dough. Cover the roscón with a clean cloth and leave it at rest for another hour.
  8. When this time passes, it preheats the oven to 200ºC.
  9. While the oven warms up, it's time to decorate our Vegan King Roscón.To do this place the candied fruits as you like, along the whole roscón. Also do the same with the rolled almonds.
  10. To finish, let's frost a little sugar. To do this simply put sugar in a bowl and add a few drops of orange blossom. Then place the sugar to taste on the roscón to piles.
  11. Insert a clay jar with water into the oven, this way you will prevent the roscón from drying out. Finally put the roscón in the oven at a temperature of 180ºC, and let it bake for 35-40 minutes.

If you notice that at the time of baking it begins to brown a lot above, you can finish covering it with aluminum foil until the baking time is over. ThemesChristmas Christmas Recipes Vegan Recipes Vegan

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