Nothing is better than the aroma a loaf of homemade bread baking in the oven. A Mardi Gras King Cake is a rich, sweet yeast bread. It reminds me of a Swedish Tea Ring or Danish Coffee Cake. Baking bread by the traditional method can be a time consuming process. Through much practice, I’ve developed a system that speeds things up and makes bread baking much easier. Since it’s Mardi Gras time and carnival season here. I’ve brushed up on my bread-making skills. Here are a couple of tips learned along the way. Continue reading
It’s Mardi Gras season here in Louisiana! It’s a festive time of the year that goes from the twelfth night after Christmas, January 6th or Epiphany, to Fat Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent. Mardi Gras has many traditions and one of the popular ones is bringing a King Cake to share at a party or event.
If you live in Louisiana, it’s easy to pick one up at the market or pastry store. Yum! However, homemade pastries are the best and a person can be really creative with fillings and types of cakes.