Editor, momstown Belleville
This king cake of the Louisiana tradition is made in a variety of ways. The most simple, and the most traditional, is a ring of twisted cinnamon roll-style dough topped with icing or sugar, usually colored purple, green, and gold (the traditional Mardi Gras colors) with food coloring. King cakes may also have additional fillings like cream cheese, cinnamon, pralines, or strawberry. Also, some bakeshops now make king cakes for other holidays that immediately surround Mardi Gras season, such as green and red-icing king cakes for Christmas, red and pink-icing cakes for Valentine's Day, and green and white-icing cakes for St.Patrick's Day. King Cakes can also be made for Halloween, then Thanksgiving – and some continue making them until after the Mardi Gras season with an Easter holiday king cake. It has become customary in the Southern culture that whoever finds the trinket (a hidden treasure inside which, in this case is a jelly bean)must provide the next king cake or host the next Mardi Gras party.
I found this recipe which combines both the King Cake and the Crepe, but in a way that is symbolic of Easter and includes Easter-type colours. It is also a real hit with children, as it is a sweet Easter breakfast or dessert treat. You can decorate it with pastel icings, sprinkles, and even include a baby or jelly beans to find inside. A hidden Easter treasure is always popular with the younger crowd at your family's extra-special Easter feast!
WHAT YOU NEED:
For the filling
For the cream cheese sauce
WHAT YOU DO:
*This recipe came from: Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake
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