Happy Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras kicked off on Fat Tuesday, March 4, 2014. I was too busy on the weekend before and after Mardi Gras to throw a party, so the weekend before St. Patrick's Day I threw a mini Mardi Gras party with friends. To see the photo's from the party go to my Facebook page.
I've always wanted to make a King Cake but thought it would be way too much work. When I saw this box mix in Cost Plus World Market I decided to give it a try.
The box suggested you turn on the oven for 2 minutes then turn it off and set the dough in a bowl on top of the oven. This is to let it rise. However mine was not doubling in size like it should have. It rose but not double.
When I thought it had rose enough I rolled it out. The smell of yeasty bread filled my kitchen. I love the smell of yeasty bread. It takes me back to the days when my grandma would make bread.
After rolling out the dough, you slather on the praline filling, jelly roll it up and form a circle. Looks like one side is a little smaller then the other. Hope it cooks up ok.
I'd say it baked up pretty nice. Hope it tastes as good as it looks and smells.
All decorated and ready to eat. It turned out really good. There was a small section that was a little doughy and didn't cook as well as it should have. I think it was because it didn't double in size. My friends didn't mind. We just cut that little section out and ate the rest.
I was very pleased with how easy this box mix was to make. My friends and I enjoyed it and it made my house smell so good. I would buy this mix again.