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Sourdough Naked King Cake
Sourdough Naked King Cake has been a New Orleans tradition dating back to the 1800’s. A coin, bean or tiny plastic baby pressed into the risen dough before baking is said to bring the recipient good luck and once determined the Mardi Gras queen. Colored sugar toppings in the traditional colors of purple, green and gold stand for justice, faith and power. Sourdough King Cake is made with a sourdough starter instead of rapid-rise yeast. This yeast/sourdough sweet cake is an ideal part of any breakfast or brunch menu as well as a fitting end to a Mardi Gras dinner celebration.
Naked King Cake
Since we are still watching what we eat here in my household, I decided to skip the traditional king cake toppings of thick, powdered sugar frosting and layers of colored sugar. Now I can assure you, I would have loved to have eaten a big piece of king cake with thick frosting and layers of colored sugar. I could eat a whole bowl of frosting with a spoon about right now but I held back. That’s the reason I’m calling this king cake ‘naked.’ A king cake without all the bells and whistles.
Naked King Cake simply means is naked from the thick frosting & colored sugar but is still topped with a glaze. A very thin, light and lemony glaze. A delicious glaze, one I’ve used many times before to top cookies, muffins and scones. It adds just the right amount of sweetness without taking away from the finished product. Sourdough starter add an extra layer of yum to the already super dough. This recipe is from Sourdough Home via Southern Living.