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King Cake

           
 
 
 
Intermediate Serves
SKILL LEVEL 1 Coffee Cake
 
 
Fleischmann's®
 
 
Ingredients
 
4-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 large eggs
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Powdered Sugar Glaze (recipe follows)
Colored Sugars (recipe follows)
 
 
 
 
Instructions
 

In large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, salt and undissolved yeast. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120o to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.

Punch dough down. Remove dough to lightly floured surface. Divide into 3 equal pieces. Roll each to 28 x 4-inch rectangle. Brush melted butter over each rectangle; sprinkle evenly with remaining 3/4 cup sugar and ground cinnamon. Beginning at long end, roll each up tightly as for jellyroll; pinch seams to seal to form ropes. Braid ropes; form braid into oval. Pinch ends together to seal. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Bake at 375oF for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheet; let cool on wire rack. Brush with Powdered Sugar Glaze; sprinkle with Colored Sugars.

Powdered Sugar Glaze: In medium bowl, combine 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted; and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk. Stir until smooth.

Colored Sugars: Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 8 drops of green food coloring in a covered jar or resealable plastic bag. Shake vigorously to evenly mix color with sugar. Repeat procedure with 1/2 cup sugar and yellow food coloring. For purple, combine 8 drops blue and 16 drops red food coloring before adding to 1/2 cup sugar.

 
Total Time
 
Rise Time 1 hour
Bake Time 25-30 minutes
 
Nutrition Facts
Valeur nutritive

Per Serving / Par portion
one slice (1/16 of recipe), 4.3 ounces
 
Calories  400
Fat / Lipides  10 g
Saturated / saturés  6 g
 
Carbohydrate / Glucides  73 g
Fibre / Fibres  1 g
Sugars / Sucres  43 g
 
Cholesterol / Cholestérol  50 mg
 
Protein / Protéins  6 mg
 
Sodium  320 mg
 
Potassium   mg
 
Calcium   mg
 
Iron / Fer   mg
 
 

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