Spanish Class Studies History of King's Cake
On Jan. 20, Upper School students in Ms. Boyle's Spanish class learned about the history behind the Roscón de Reyes, or King's Cake. This cake is a traditional Spanish brioche-like sweet bread eaten the night before or morning of Reyes or King's Day, which is Jan. 6. In Spanish tradition, when served, the Roscón is garnished with the "jewels" of dried fruit and nuts.
The students discussed the similarities and differences between the Spanish cake and the King's Cake eaten during Mardi Gras in Louisiana. The traditional New Orleans King's Cake is a flaky pastry, decorated with three colors of icing: green, purple and gold, and sometimes with Mardi Gras beads as well.
The lesson wrapped up with some delicious samples!