|Apple-Praline King Cake! Illustration above, by Amey!|
If you've no idea what I'm talking about-- King Cake is a New Orleans delicacy that's shared and eaten among friends during Carnival Season. They're made from a brioche or cinnamon roll type dough, that's stuffed with all manner of things from cinnamon and walnuts, to fruit pie-like fillings, to lemon custard. The New Orleans way is to coat them in a sugar glaze and then sprinkle them with tons of glittery sugar in Mardi Gras colors. A symbolic Baby Jesus is usually hidden inside too, and whoever gets the slice with christ, is meant to bring a new King Cake to the next party.
Finding VKK (vegan King Cake), can be challenging, so most of my vegan friends make and bake!
I wanted to share all the links I've squirreled away:
- King Cake Kindergarten--a VKK Primer or 101 for the new initiate.
- Standard VKK recipe
- Peanut Butter Cup VKK recipe
- Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cup VKK recipe
- My friend Scott's Cinnamon VKK recipe
I'll be back in a couple of weeks with whatever crazy VKK I come up with for Dazee this year.
|Peanut Butter Cup VKK 2013 edition|