Homemade Mardi Gras King's Cake from Louisiana!!
It's Time to Celebrate Mardi Gras Once Again in Louisiana!!
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup almond milk
3/4 tsp. salt
2 egg yolks
1 egg white
3 tbsp. butter
1 cup mashed potato
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1.5 tbsp. yeast
Canola oil (enough oil so the donuts can float)
food coloring (purple, yellow, green)
Warm milk in a pot until it reaches a temperature of 105 degrees. Add the butter and coconut sugar and stir until sugar dissolve and Set aside. Pour 4 tablespoon of warm water in a small bowl, and sprinkle the yeast and 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar into it. Allow the yeast and sugar to rest for three minutes and then mix thoroughly and rest for 10 mins. The yeast will bubble and double in volume. Combine the mashed potatoes, salt and the flour in the mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix until well combined. Separate center of mixture to form a hole and pour in the yeast and milk mixture. Add the eggs. Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the yeast/milk mixture. Once its combined remove the paddle attachment and place the dough hook. Mix the mixture for about 6 to 7 minutes in the mixer. The dough should begin to pull apart from the sides of the bowl; if not add a little more flour, slowly until it starts to pull away. It should start to form a soft elastic ball and no longer sticky.
Place dough in a large greased bowl rotating until the entire dough is covered in oil. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and place in a warm draft-free place for about 1 hour or until dough has double in size.
Remove dough from bowl and place on lightly floured surface. Use half the dough for donuts and the other half for the king's cake. For the king's cake:: Roll dough out about 1/2 inch thick. Cut the dough in three pieces and twist the three individual pieces into a cylinder. Braid the three pieces together and twist dough to form a curled cylinder. Pinch the ends together to complete the circle. Cover dough with towel and set it in draft-free spot for 30 minutes or until the circle of dough doubles in volume.
Heat canola oil to 350 degrees in a large pot and fry donuts. Cover the donuts with purple, yellow and green frosting.
Happy Mardi Gras!!
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