It’s back to holiday-themed baked goods again this week, dear readers. What can I say? I love a good celebration, and every good celebration—especially one requiring 40 days of fasting afterwards—needs a colorful dessert.
I used to celebrate Mardi Gras like every other good college student or young adult—with shots and raucous parties—but now that I’m older, that seems like a bit much for a Tuesday night.
But king cake, a traditional Mardi Gras celebration cake made of soft, supple pastry dough and filled with a sweet cream cheese spread—now that sounds more like it. As soon as the Southern Living recipe hit my email inbox last week, I knew I had to try my hand at making it. (more…)