Of course, I get this question the day of its celebration. I'll explain after the question posed by Ursula:
I was thinking about picking up a rosca de reyes today. Should I have
ordered one in advance, or do bakeries supply them on a first-come,
first-served basis? Also, do you recommend a particular bakery? Thanks.
She's referring to the bread traditionally baked in Mexico to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany–and guess what day is today? Gotta ask me preguntas in advance, people!
I told Ursula she's better off eating a lot of empanadas, but that's my
opinion. For the people who want a rosca, most panaderías will have them
in stock, but it's always best to call ahead. As for the king of the
county's rosca de reyes? I'd go with El Toro Meat Market in SanTana, even though one of the owners doesn't like me. Its panadería has always done well by my familia, and the gargantuan tacos remain the stuff of gabacho legend. But, again: call ahead. And I still say stick with the empanadas. Not all Mexican-food traditions are spectacular, you know. . . .
El Toro Meat Market, 1340 W. First St., Santa Ana, (714) 836-1393.
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