Haydel's King Cake

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt and shortening; beat on low speed with an electric mixer unitl creamy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • Dissolve yeast in milk; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir extracts and flavorings into the milk.
  • Add the milk mixtue to the egg mixture and mix well to combine.
  • Add flour, mixing until well combined.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead intp a small ball.
  • Sprinkle dough with flour, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and allow to rise in a warm spot for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Roll dough into a 16x12-inch oblong shape and brush evenly with canola oil.
  • Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Fold dough in half lengthwise, cut into three lengthwise stips, and braid.
  • Starting with one end, pull braid gently to elongate it and shape it into a circle.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Let dough rise again for approximately 1 hour, until dough is doubled in size.
  • Sprinkle with desired amount of colored sugar.
  • Preheat oven to 370°F
  • Bake until golden, about 12 to 15 minutes.
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