Sunday, February 14, 2010

King Cake!

In case anyone was wondering, this is what a King Cake looks like before all that colorful icing. It looks...kind of like bread. Which is pretty much what it is.

Anyway, the basic process is that you make the dough, roll it out into a rectangle about 6" by 30" -- the longer it is, the thinner it will end up being in the middle. You can tell that my cake is kind of fat. Then, you spread the filling out on top of the dough. I used cream cheese. Next year, I might put some chopped pralines on top of the cream cheese-- yum! If you don't like cream cheese, you can brush the rolled-out dough with butter, then sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top. It'll be like a great big cinnamon roll! After you spread the filling on top, you roll the dough long-wise, crimp the edges, then bring the roll together into a circle-- like you see above.

The exciting part is where it's iced, and I know you're eager to see the finished product:

Yummy! Get me a knife!

Here is a link to the recipe I use for my king cake. Keep in mind that you can do pretty much whatever you want with your filling. This would probably make pretty good cinnamon rolls if you used the cinnamon/sugar filling and made some cream cheese icing...

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