Bake this colorful cake in honor of the annual Mardi Gras celebration.
things you'll need.
For the Dough:
1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup All-Purpose Shortening
2 large Eggs
2 small packs Active Dry Yeast
1 cup Milk (room temperature)
1/4 teaspoon Lemon Flavor
1/4 teaspoon Orange Flavor
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Flavor
1/4 teaspoon Butter Flavor
4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Canola Oil
1/2 cup Cinnamon Sugar
For the Colored Sugar:
3 cups Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Yellow Food Color
1 teaspoon Green Food Color
1 teaspoon Purple Food Color
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ingredients 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup All-Purpose Shortening 2 large Eggs
instructionsFor the Dough: In a mixer at first speed combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar, salt, and shortening until well creamed. Add eggs and continue to cream.
ingredients 2 small packs Active Dry Yeast 1 cup Milk (room temperature) 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Flavor 1/4 teaspoon Orange Flavor 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Flavor 1/4 teaspoon Butter Flavor
instructions Dissolve the yeast in the milk and add the flavors. Once dissolved add to creamed mixture and continue to mix. Add flour and mix until dough tightens. Remove from mixer and kneed into a ball.
ingredients 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
instructions At this point sprinkle some flour on top and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Allow the dough to rest for 1 1/2 hours.
ingredients 3 cups Granulated Sugar 1 teaspoon Yellow Food Color 1 teaspoon Green Food Color 1 teaspoon Purple Food Color
instructionsFor the Colored Sugar: While the dough is resting mix your colored sugars. Start by taking one cup of sugar and your yellow food coloring. Mix by hand with a wire wisk in a metal bowl until the sugar turns yellow. Pour your yellow sugar into a separate bowl and put off to the side. Repeat this process mixing green then purple. (By doing them in that order you only dirty one mixingbowl)
ingredients 1/2 cup Canola Oil 1/2 cup Cinnamon Sugar
instructions When dough has rested, roll out into an a long piece. Brush on canola oil covering the entire piece. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar liberally over the whole piece.
instructions Once the dough is covered with the cinnamon sugar and oil, fold it in half lengthwise. Cut into 3 strips and braid the dough. Gently roll the dough by starting at one end and working all the way down to the other end. This will make the dough a nice long piece that can then be shaped into a circle.
instructions Once shaped place on a baking pan covered with piece of parchment. Allow the dough to rest again until it doubles in size.
instructions At this point, take a spoon and alternate sprinkling the three colored sugars on top of your circular piece of dough.
instructions Bake at 370 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes until dough is golden brown. Then laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll) !