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King Cake Recipe

Dated: 01/17/2020

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What's carnival season without King Cake??!! I don't know about you but it's best if I don't even have a taste, otherwise I might eat the whole thing!! THEY'RE SO DELICIOUS!! Are you brave enough to make one yourself??


Ingredients

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast

1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)

3/4 cup sugar, divided

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)

2 large egg yolks, room temperature

1-1/4 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 large egg, beaten

GLAZE:

1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 to 3 tablespoons water

Green, purple and yellow sugars

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1/2 cup sugar, butter, milk, egg yolks, salt, lemon zest, nutmeg and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16x10-in. rectangle. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on a greasedbaking sheet; pinch ends together to form a ring. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Brush with egg.

Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. For glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Spread over cake. Sprinkle with colored sugars.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 321 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


Recipe courtesy of www.tasteofhome.com

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JD Crockett

JD is a 15 year resident of the MS Gulf Coast. Originally from Bastrop, Louisiana, JD attended college at the University of Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Tech University, receiving bachelor’s and m....

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