Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Orleans King Cake

The official colors of Mardi gras in New Orleans are purple, gold and green. Here you see the side of a typically colored, typically doughnut shaped king cake. I was inspired for a lot of my Mardi Gras dinner by Danno of New Orleans Cuisine, who posted a gorgeous-looking king cake recipe on his blog. He planned to make a brioche dough as the basis of the cake. That's where he lost me. My culinary past is scarred with many horrendous results but none so painfully sticky as the time I made brioche. I swear that stuff is impossible.

So I went with this easy but ill-explained recipe that I'll never make again. Thinking I'd make my life a little easier, I went from bad to worse with this recipe. I think I added too much flour 'cause it was hard and heavy as a rock, not to mention purple, green and gold, which to the Italian eye didn't look traditional, it just looked ugly. Oh well, as Julia Child once said, "the good thing about cooking is that you can eat your mistakes".


Anonymous FNIVUS said...

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4:44 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Can you believe this? I just set up the word verification on blogger in order not to have to keep erasing annoying ads like the one above. I figured I'd have to be a pain in the butt for my friends/readers, but that it was worth it not to be a billboard for viagra, etc. Friends? Readers? what shall we do with jerks like this? Ideas anyone? Anyone?

6:36 PM  
Blogger beenzzz said...

I got the same annoying message on my blog this morning and I had to go through and erase it! UGH! I don't know how to keep these from popping up either. I have the word verification thing too.

The king cake looks very delicious!

2:07 AM  
Blogger Asha said...

HAHAHA!! I agree with Julia Child.Eat it anyway atleast half of it and learn from your mistakes.That's life!!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Lotus Reads said...

Susan, as long as I can eat it, it's not a mistake! ;)

I did the most foolish thing recently, I removed the "Word Verification" feature on my blog - all was ok for a while but now suddenly I am getting hit with numerous 'Anonymous' comments, grrrrr! I'm putting it back this afternoon, but obviously, the spammers have learned to outwit that feature too!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Tracie B. said...

don't choke on the baby!

10:07 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi Lotus, You are really too kind!

Hi Tracie, I wish I could have found a little plastic Jesus for this, but no dice.

8:48 PM  
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