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muchamuncha Dec 30, 2010 12:13 AM

Hi there,
I'd like to order a Pan de Rosca (Three Kings Bread) for this weekend. I'd like it to be as traditional as possible -- meaning, the inclusion of the little plastic baby Jesus baked inside. Any suggestions? Berkeley area would be GREAT!
Thank you!!

  1. wolfe Dec 30, 2010 01:53 AM

    Last year it was spotted at the American Canyon Walmart.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/677059

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      muchamuncha Dec 30, 2010 07:11 AM

      Wow! Walmart...they really know their market. Thank you so much. Would also like to find a bakery that makes them fresh. I am visiting from New York -- lots a bakeries out there that sell the Galette des Rois. Thanks again!

      1. re: muchamuncha
        wolfe Dec 30, 2010 07:23 AM

        Before you check Walmart check out Mi Tierra and Casa Latina, both in Berkeley on San Pablo.
        Both make Day of the Dead bread and one search says it is the same dough.

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        Casa Latina
        1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

        Mi Tierra
        2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

        1. re: wolfe
          chefj Dec 30, 2010 03:30 PM

          I saw it at Mi Tierra last week

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          Mi Tierra
          2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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            muchamuncha Jan 1, 2011 04:00 PM

            Thank you Chefj. I had planned to check out both Mi Tierra and Casa Latina. However, I went to Casa Latina first and just purchased one immediately upon seeing them in the display counter. I am curious what the ones at Mi Tierra look like...may check them out later this week. Thanks again!

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            Casa Latina
            1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

            Mi Tierra
            2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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              cdread Jan 3, 2012 05:15 PM

              Any feedback from eating the roscas from Casa Latina or Mi Tierra?
              Thanks

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            muchamuncha Jan 1, 2011 03:57 PM

            Thank you! I bought one from Casa Latina. They are baking it fresh, the morning that I need it!

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            Casa Latina
            1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

            1. re: muchamuncha
              wolfe Jan 1, 2011 04:03 PM

              I'll bet they both bake it fresh daily.

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        jabato Jan 1, 2011 05:04 PM

        Iberia Restaurant in Menlo Park prepared one on special order. You may want to contact them.

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          wolfe Jan 1, 2011 05:08 PM

          Another bet, I'll bet that the bread at Casa Latina and Mi Tierra are significantly less than Iberia's.

        2. hhc Jan 4, 2011 06:08 PM

          It's too late for the OP but I saw a mention on SF Weekly Blog that La Victoria Bakery, SF makes them. You have to pre-order: a 2.4-pound ring costs $19, a 3.4 pounder $29, and a 4.5-pound brute $39.

          Blog post w/ pic:
          http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2011...

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          La Victoria Bakery
          2937 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          1. The Librarian Jan 5, 2011 06:42 AM

            I know it's too late, but I just got a notice that they have them at the Mi Pueblo chain: http://www.mipueblofoods.com/specials....

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            Mi Pueblo Food Center
            330 Bellam Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901

            1. Windy Jan 3, 2012 05:16 PM

              La Victoria is making it too. Better than Walmart I suspect.

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              La Victoria Bakery
              2937 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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                muchamuncha Jan 9, 2012 11:02 AM

                Thanks, everyone. We ordered a pan de rosca from Casa Latina last year. Very beautifully decorated and tasty. This year we went French and ordered a Gallete des Rois from Boulange Bakery in SF. While it didn't have all the adornments of a "crown" - no figs or fruits - but it was SO delicious. Light with almond paste. Also, Boulange didn't bake the baby Jesus inside, but rather offer you a charm to place in yourself.

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