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King's Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Polly Dupree Foster
Added: Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tbsp. shortening
1 1/3 cup orange juice or water
1 egg
2 1/2 cups white flour
1 pkg. Fleischmann's rapid rise yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
11 milk - chocolate kisses - unwrapped
1 coin or trinket - wrapped in foil

Directions:
Directions:
In a saucepan over low heat combine: sour cream, shortening, and orange juice until shortening melts. Remove from heat and cool to 120-130. In a medium mixing bowl sift together 1 cup of the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in sour cream mixture and beat for 3 minutes. Add egg to mixture and remaining 1 1/2 cups flour. Mix until all the flour is incorporated. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 3 minutes. Cover with a towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Lightly grease a 9 inch ring mold or tube pan. Divide the dough in 12 pieces and flatten each piece into a circle about 3 inches across. Set one piece of dough aside. Place a chocolate in the center of each piece of dough and wrap the dough around it by pulling up the sides and pinching the top to form a teardrop shape. Wrap the 12th piece of dough around the coin. Evenly space the pieces and point side up around the ring mold. Cover with a towel and allow to it rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan about 30 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Top with the following recipe:

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
In France this is eaten on the 12th day of Christmas (Jan. 6th) and whoever get's the coin is King for a day. In the US, sometimes the bread is decorated in Mardi Gras colors: purple (for justice), green (for faith), and gold (for power).

 

 

 

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