Monday, February 8, 2016


i'm not one for indulging in online lists of what to do or see since they're, for the most part, uninteresting. that is until i came across this one from food52. surprise, surprise, i love a food list. most of the items i had already done but, one in particular caught my eye -- number 19, take part in a holiday you've never celebrated before, even if it isn't from your culture. 

that's when i thought back to this post from joy the baker who whipped up the infamous king cake for mardi gras. aside from participating in the parties surrounding mardi gras in college, i've never truly gotten into the holiday itself. so it seemed the perfect holiday to partake in. enter, my attempt at baking a king cake...

[cutting the dough]

traditionally speaking, king cake is meant to be enjoyed from three kings day (january 6th) until mardi gras (february 9th). the consistency and flavor is somewhere between a babka and a cinnamon roll. basically, it's a recipe for heavenly scents wafting through your kitchen, uncontrollable drooling, and some very happy taste buds. 

[all twisted and ready to bake]

[fresh from the oven]

ta da! isn't it gorgeous? once the glaze was poured, i added the traditional green, yellow, and purple sprinkles, and it was ready to eat.  

[day after...still delicious]

laissez bon temps rouler!

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