Mardi Gras King Cake
The Dish Archive: Mardi Gras King Cake
The Dish: Mardi Gras King Cake
The Bakery: Mrs. Mack's Bakery
The Baker: Grainne McAvey
Next week is Mardi Gras, and if you can't make it down to New Orleans, here's a recipe for a traditional Fat Tuesday food that is easy to make at home!
2 Cups whole milk
1 cup water
3/4 oz. salt
2 1/2 0z granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavor
1/8 teaspoon lemon flavor
3 oz eggs
1/8 teaspoon egg food coloring
2 3/4 pounds bread flour
2 1/2 oz Crisco (all purpose shortening)
8 oz. granulated sugar
2 plain unfrosted vanilla cupcake crumbled up.
1/2 teaspoon cinn.
combine and set aside.
3/4 cups confectionary sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
3-6 tablespoons water
Combine cover and set aside.
You will need 1/4 cup of each Yellow, green and purple sugar you may color it yourself or buy it at the store.
Mix all ingredients together on low speed for 2 minutes, then 8 minutes on high speed.
Divide dough in half roll out using a rolling pin or flatten and stretch out with your hands.
Brush flattened dough with water sprinkle cinn. sugar mixture, Roll up the dough in a tight fashion, and while rolling insert either a small bean, or a plastic toy baby into roll hiding it
Forming a circle with the rolled up dough place onto a greased cookie sheet one piece per tray this allows room for dough to rise, cover with a piece of plastic and a towel to keep warm, let proof about 20 minutes or until risen about 3/4 its size
CAREFULLY remove covering, so you don't knock the proofed dough down., Otherwise you will have to reproof it.
Bake @ 350 for 50-60 minutes until golden brown.
After cake is cooled off cover with icing and sprinkle a section of green sugar, one section of purple sugar, and one section of yellow sugar.
Kings cake is completed. And remember to tell the people whom you are serving the hidden bean or baby is inside.
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