Mardi Gras! King cake recipes for Carnival season

Mardi Gras is March 4 and in prepartion for the celebration, chef David Guas from Bayou Bakery is sharing his recipes for parade punch and two types of king cake.

Parade punch

Ingredients

    • 3 cups orange juice, fresh squeezed
    • 4, 6-ounce pineapple juice (from can)
    • 1-2 liters lemon-lime soda
    • 1 cup lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup grenadine
    • 1.5 - 2 ounces white rum
    • 1 splash cava or champagne

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Easy brees king cake

Ingredients

    • 1, 12.4 ounce can Pillsbury® Cinnamon Rolls with Icing
    • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 package food coloring [purple, green and yellow]
    • 3, 8 ounce Mason jars

Preparation

Baking Directions:

The original "BB" king cake

Ingredients

  • For cake:

    • 1, .25-ounce package dry-active yeast
    • 1/4 cup milk, warmed to the touch
    • 1 cup + 6 tablespoons bread flour [plus extra for rolling]
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 3/4 cup cake flour
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
    • .5 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • .25 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1 plastic baby figurine (to hide in the cake), optional
  • For egg wash:

    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tablespoon milk
  • For cinnamon sugar:

    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons brown cinnamon
  • For cream cheese filling:

    • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 vanilla extract
    • 1/4 lemon extract
  • For icing and decoration:

    • 2 cups confectioners
    • 2 tablespoons corn syrup, light
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • .25 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 cups sugar
    • Green food coloring
    • Gold or yellow food coloring
    • Purple or red and blue food coloring

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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