Married to the Empire

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras

As is my tradition, I made a King Cake last night to celebrate Mardi Gras. (I spent a good portion of my growing-up years in a suburb of New Orleans.) I have to make my own because Texans make awful King Cakes. (Seriously, if you live in Texas, don't buy one here. They're dreadful.) Yes, I'm aware that my sugars are the right colors, but the wrong shades. I have a hard time buying special food coloring for use on only one day of the year.

My recipe makes two cakes, and I usually send one to work with Steven. However, I wasn't in the mood to bake them both, so I formed one (roll out dough, slather it with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar, then roll up and form into a ring):

With the other half of the dough, I did everything except form it into a ring. I left it in tube form, cut it in half, then wrapped the halves in Saran wrap.

Those went into the freezer. I figure I'll just pull them out at a later date, slice them up like cinnamon buns, and bake them as such. Future breakfast.


Thirsty said...


Eleanor in Houston said...

Maybe King Cakes are bad in North Texas. They are a-okay in Houston.

Beth said...

That looks delicious, but as I am fasting today (Ash Weds) it seems almost mean! lol I do have birthday cake (my youngest turns 10) tomorrow to look forward to, so I guess I should not complain.

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

I've never had a King Cake, if you can believe it. Yours looks delicious!