Amid weekend travel and a looming thesis deadline, last night I did not bake bread but I heartily enjoyed a fantastic king cake made by Kim and her Wheaten Terrier Max, the latter a handsome potential suitor for Izzy. Perhaps we could have a short Mardi Gras parade here in Rochester, Barkus, and crown King Max and Queen Izzy as parade royalty.
This box mix, Mam Papaul’s, is not for box mix beginners. It is a yeast recipe so you have to let it rise twice and knead it into the proper ring shape and then bury the plastic baby–all which takes a fair amount of skill.
The result was incredible! 5 stars! And next week when we go to New Orleans I am going to look for this box and bring a couple home. Kim and Greg were in New Orleans last week and for their Superbowl Party made the most impressive feast of cornbread, shrimp jambalaya in sourdough bread bowls, and king cake for dessert! A fantastic foreshadowing as well as is this, my nascent Mardi Gras costume: